Individual linear rails – from the length to the hole pattern

Michael Hornung | 28. September 2020

Why the issue of linear rail length?  Does it matter, because it depends on every application and installation location? Yes, exactly right… The length is always different and individual. No two applications are the same. Suppose we build a piece of furniture and are looking for a linear guide. The available space inside the table […]

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What happens when a linear bearing has reached the end of its service life?

Michael Hornung | 29. May 2020

Most linear bearings, whether with metallic balls, rolling elements, coating or bonded elements, cannot be reused because of their design. For the user this usually means ordering new linear housings. This results in costs for re-procurement and delivery times. Proper disposal is also an additional challenge. Many bearings must be disposed of in hazardous waste […]

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“Piston rod” – as a shaft in a heavy-duty plain bearing system?

Michael Hornung | 23. April 2020

As the name suggests, the original purpose of this material is to be used as a machine element in piston engines. I especially associate “piston rods” with their use in hydraulic cylinders and have a hard chrome shaft in mind. Generally, this is not a valid statement. For various reasons, nitride shafts are now also […]

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Is there buckling and unintentional movement of the corrugated hose systems on their handling devices? The igus e-rib provides a remedy.

Michael Hornung | 23. April 2020

Automation solutions for component handling, machine feeding and simple pick & place tasks are state of the art. The high-speed handling devices are optimised for maximum performance and speed. With such dynamics, the energy chains and cables are also subject to high loads. The igus e-rib corrugated hose protection puts things right!

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Designing more cost-effectively with E4.1L

Michael Hornung | 23. April 2020

Especially in machine tools, many electrical cables and hoses run through the energy chain. Hoses for hydraulics and cooling with large diameters are often necessary to meet the requirements of flow rates. This means that designers must select energy chains with a large interior space.

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