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Automation

Returnable bottles and xiros®? What ball bearings can do in reverse vending machines

Patrick Czaja | 15. June 2021

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 […]

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How can a CNC machine be automated cost-effectively?

Volker Beissel | 15. March 2021

With regard to new machine tools, the digitisation of production is currently a topic of considerable interest. Everything is to become ‘smart’ and the milling machine itself should be responsible for re-ordering blanks. Large production facilities are already moving in this direction. But this solution is often still too expensive or unprofitable, especially for smaller […]

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Which energy supply system makes sense for top drive systems?

Tim Schneebeck | 17. July 2020

The oil and gas business is not an easy one, especially in the so-called upstream production and extraction sector. Driven by the oil price, plants today have to work more and more efficiently to survive in the market. Many of the plants currently in operation are either not automated or only semi-automated. The efficiency of […]

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Is there buckling and unintentional movement of the corrugated hose systems on their handling devices? The igus e-rib provides a remedy.

Michael Hornung | 23. April 2020

Automation solutions for component handling, machine feeding and simple pick & place tasks are state of the art. The high-speed handling devices are optimised for maximum performance and speed. With such dynamics, the energy chains and cables are also subject to high loads. The igus e-rib corrugated hose protection puts things right!

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Motor control via web server – how does that work?

Adriana Glazer | 16. April 2020

igus is known for offering the simplest possible solutions for your challenges. We have also tried this with control technology. No complicated (expensive) connection cable, no special protocol, no software. Everything via the web server. But what does that actually mean?

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