How to secure bearings properly – Part 2: axial securing

Lars Butenschön | 27. November 2018

In part one of my series “How to secure bearings properly”, we learned how and why bearings move in their mounting holes and what we can do against it. If press-fit is not enough or not available in order to keep a bearing in place, you can do so by changing it´s shape. In this […]

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Finding the right bearing: 7 essential criteria

Lars Butenschön | 4. January 2019

The various influences that affect the lifespan of a plain bearing are relatively trivial. It´s easy to imagine that a truckload of fine dust is rather less helpful for a long bearing life. Also, that 500 ° C ambient temperature can cause difficulty in choosing the right lubricant, results in few raised eyebrows. And yet, often times […]

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Plastic bearings for high loads? What does high load actually mean?

Lars Butenschön | 4. December 2018

There is a saying among german conservative engineers going like this: “Wer Kunststoff kennt, nimmt Stahl”. “Those familiar with plastics use steel instead”. To be honest I didn’t hear this in quite a while now. But it´s still in the heads of many engineers. Even if they don´t know a word of german. In the […]

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How to secure bearings properly – Part 3: Anti-rotation features

Lars Butenschön | 27. November 2018

In episode two of this series, I showed you some options of how to secure bearings axially to keep them from moving out of housing holes. In this episode, I want to show you how to make an easy anti-rotation feature and why you would need one in the first place. Why would you need […]

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“Low Cost Robotics”… Our approach

Martin Raak | 27. November 2017

“Make your dreams reality…” The phrase “low-cost robotics” stands for a significant increase in productivity with the help of a simple and affordable automation in the form of robotics components.

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2 x (5+1) = igus® automation

Martin Raak | 23. November 2017

  We will present this automation unit for the mounting of e-chains at the SPS show in Nürnberg next week. It contains a double drylin rail with 2 robolink® arms (5 DOF each). Cycle time is reduced to ~3 sec. with this monting unit. More information will follow…

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robolink® and art

Martin Raak | 21. November 2017

The swiss light artist CAROLINE TAPERNOUX has used three robolink® joint arms to create different light installations and test our products for possible projects. This was our first project with a worldwide successfull artist and it was a great pleasure for us. Please watch the sample video to get an impression of her work or visit her website: […]

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First survey results: Colour of robolink®

Martin Raak | 20. November 2017

Thank you for voting! Within the last 10 days we recieved nearly 100 votes and the intermediate result is: Further votes will still be counted! thank you very much for your feedback!

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