Volker Beissel – igus Blog

Six highlights that started as igus NEWS

Volker Beissel | 10. August 2021

In 2021, we will again introduce you to 168 new products. Not all of our new products make a big splash or even make it into our catalogue range. But a few highlights from various industries did. Today I will give you a preview of the machine-tool-relevant NEWS this year in the form of six […]

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How to improve the chain magazine with plain bearings?

Volker Beissel | 24. March 2021

Wherever precision in the µ range is required in the machine tool, plain bearings made of plastic reach their limits. However, in places where this is not the case, they can reduce costs and minimise maintenance. A typical place where our plain bearings show their full strength is in chain magazines of tool changing systems. […]

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How can a CNC machine be automated cost-effectively?

Volker Beissel | 15. March 2021

With regard to new machine tools, the digitisation of production is currently a topic of considerable interest. Everything is to become ‘smart’ and the milling machine itself should be responsible for re-ordering blanks. Large production facilities are already moving in this direction. But this solution is often still too expensive or unprofitable, especially for smaller […]

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Door guide without oil and grease: why?

Volker Beissel | 5. March 2021

After several years as an industry manager for machine tools, I had the opportunity to see countless milling, turning and grinding machines. Each manufacturer produces a very special machine in its own way. With a lot of heart and soul, they try to get the utmost out of it. Serving as the connection between the […]

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We are not on THE line but on THE line!

Volker Beissel | 15. February 2021

I am asked time and again what igus has to do with cables? After first cringing at my self-conception, I relax and am happy to be able to answer this question. I’ll start at the beginning: my heart beats for electrical engineering and before I came to igus, I knew cable only as a connector […]

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