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cables

“The Toilet Paper Effect”
How good communication can prevent bottlenecks

Nils Jäger | 10. June 2021

Last year, we experienced the “Toilet Paper Effect” as I like to call it. Many will remember that toilet paper was sold out in several countries. If excess was available, people often bought more than they actually needed. A strange cycle developed. Who knows when toilet paper will be for sale again. So it’s better […]

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The right cable at the push of a button
The chainflex product finder

Andreas Muckes | 7. June 2021

It had to be exactly this rain jacket. This yellow. The waterproof version. Not repellent, but tight. I knew the specifications very well. The requirements were so clear to me that I could search specifically. I didn’t feel like having long conversations with sales people. It is much quicker to do it online. Type it […]

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What is FastConnect?

Katharina Esch | 26. May 2021

In almost all industries, it is important to use systems that work simply, quickly and reliably. Just like Profinet FastConnect. In today’s article, I will tell you what this technology is all about. Time is money Time is an important commodity. And that is not all. Because time simply costs money. It’s not for nothing […]

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Crossing the Alps in flip-flops
Why cables that cost less are not always better

Sascha Mais | 19. May 2021

“The most cost-effective solution that works for the customer is the best!” This has been our philosophy at igus for years, and it has served us and our customers well. I would like to show that the purchase price itself, however, often plays a secondary role. I will use something that I experienced with one […]

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Why copper? Copper as a conductor material?

Patrick Czaja | 10. May 2021

“Cables made of silver and gold-plated connectors. Is this a trend out of Hollywood?” I had to smile when this question was asked in a training course for mechatronics trainees. Haven’t you ever wondered why cables are mostly made of copper and why there are such exotics where precious metals like gold and silver are […]

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