Can I lubricate plastic bearings with WD-40?

Lars Butenschön | 26. February 2019

It´s common knowledge, that together with duct tape, WD-40 is THE universal tool to fix anything and everything. While the former keeps everything in place when it shouldn´t be moving, the latter keeps things going that shouldn´t stand still. Many people think that these two tools will set you up for almost anything life throws […]

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Bearings for ATEX or explosive environments – A small guide

Lars Butenschön | 12. March 2019

Bearings for EX and ATEX – A small guideline Trying to search for bearings suitable for environments with explosive atmospheres online is not easy. In fact, you will end up with more questions than answers. Which materials are suitable? What exactly is ATEX and what does it require? And what about plastic bearings? Aren’t they […]

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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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What options are available in triflex® R and what are the advantages of each?

Armin Gellweiler | 5. January 2012

    TRC versionThe TRC version has an enclosed design – cables and hoses are protected from damage through external factors such as chips or welding spatter. The following sizes are available: TRC.30.050.0TRC.40.058.0TRC.60.087.0TRC.70.110.0TRC.85.135.0TRC.100.145.0TRC.125.182.0 (*)   TRE versionThe TRE version has an “open design” with the igus® easy chain® system. Cables and hoses can be later […]

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Why triflex® R and no protective hoses …

Armin Gellweiler | 2. January 2012

The triflex® R energy supply system was developed for sophisticated robotic applications and compared to the protective hose, offers the following technical advantages.   1. Defined minimum bending radius Each triflex® R chain link has a stable circumferential bending radii stop. This ensures that the minimum bending radius of cables/hoses doesn’t fall short and the […]

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Robot “Flash” in London Science Museum

Martin Raak | 22. December 2011

Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland) has equipped its robot “Flash” now with the latest version of robolink® arms. Whereas only one arm was mounted in the first version, now both arms are used. The robot was unveiled in this version for the first time at the Robotville Festival in the London Science Museum in early […]

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