To correctly design plain bearings, you primarily need two fundamental parameters: the sliding speed (v in metres per second) and the load to be carried (p in N/mm²). Together, they give you the pv value, which is an important quantity in the selection of plain bearings. Calculating the load or surface pressure is relatively simple, […]
Every normal household in Germany has the problem: plastic bottles pile up and have to be taken to a nearby supermarket. With all the bottles in tow, you head straight to the reverse vending machine, get a receipt, and continue shopping. But close observation reveals a great deal of technology behind the reverse vending machine […]
In many cities and towns, it is completely normal for houses and flats to be connected to the public sewage system. Wastewater is sent to a central sewage plant, where it is cleaned. But this solution is not universal. Very small settlements and outlying houses are usually dependent on their own solutions. They have no […]
In aviation, as in the airport, the topic of fire protection plays an important role. This applies to all areas, including hydraulic fluids. In order to meet these strict requirements, the hydraulic fluid “Skydrol” was developed by Eastman. It consists of a phosphate ester with different additives depending on the area of application, which prevent […]
In this interview, Lars Braun (igus industry manager for the packaging industry) talks about how value engineering and the packaging, food and beverage industries influence product development at igus.