For igus, safety comes first. For this reason, when we bring new products onto the market, they are tested beforehand. And for a really long time, over and over again. And then optimised. And tested again. And this goes on until we are satisfied with the service life. Which then lies beyond any norm. For this purpose, igus® has had its own test laboratory since 1985, which now occupies a floor area of 3,800m². And on a small part of it are the test rigs for the igus:bike.
If only there was a bicycle chain! No, not for an igus:bike Because it has a belt instead of a chain. And since we already had the front drive part with planetary gearbox, crank and pedal, we shifted our focus to developer Tim, because he is completely focused on the rear wheel. Or rather, what makes the wheel move.
A so-called planetary gear is used as the gearbox for the igus:bike. However, this is not a special gearbox that is only used by us, but is a widespread solution, far beyond the bicycle sector. The big difference between our bike gearbox and the competition’s is that ours is made of high-performance plastics, does not […]
Gearbox, cranks, and pedals Michael knows how to get everything running smoothly. It’s a good thing, too, since he develops the igus:bike gearbox, cranks, and pedals. So it is an ideal setup. He has been working as a developer at igus for several years in gearbox systems for Low Cost Automation, comparatively inexpensive automation in […]
Electric motors sometimes need a brake resistor. But what does the brake resistor do, and what advantages does it offer? Since a motor’s design is similar to a generator’s, motors always generate voltage. This is counterintuitive, since motors actually use electrical power to generate mechanical (rotor) movement, but it is a fundamental principle of electrical […]