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The team behind the igus:bike – The developers of the bicycle components

igu-blog-adm | 1. December 2022

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 […]

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Motors: what is a brake resistor, and what is it used for?

Adriana Glazer | 6. August 2021

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 […]

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How to connect igus® encoders with Beckhoff and B&R

Adriana Glazer | 7. April 2021

There are control systems whose encoder card is usually compatible with 24V and/or single-ended encoders. igus motors, however, work with 5V and as line drivers. A connection of these two voltages requires another component or a special encoder card.Today we are looking at the connection of igus motors to control systems that work with 24V […]

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Construction and assembly of lead screw motors – the basics

Adriana Glazer | 20. November 2020

As a well-known manufacturer of engineering plastics, igus has meanwhile established itself in the minds of the engineering universe. But around these core products a huge product world has developed with over 10,000,XXX different products. One of them is the lead screw motor. As the name suggests, a lead screw motor consists of a lead […]

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Thread direction

Zoe Moser | 9. October 2020

What is the difference between left-hand and right-hand threads? How can I recognise the thread direction even without a test? The thread rotation direction right or left can be easily determined with a visual inspection. If you look at the lead screw from the front, you can best see the difference between left-hand and right-hand threads.

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