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The team behind the igus:bike – The developers of the bicycle components

igu-blog-adm | 1. December 2022

Gearbox, cranks, and pedals  Michael knows how to get everything running smoothly. It’s a good thing, too, since he develops the igus:bike gearbox, cranks, and pedals. So it is an ideal setup.   He has been working as a developer at igus for several years in gearbox systems for Low Cost Automation, comparatively inexpensive automation in […]

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The difference between helical gears and straight gears

shagemann | 3. November 2022

Gears come in all shapes and sizes. There are different gear types for different applications. But some gear types have a very similar design and can be used in comparable applications. This blog article deals with the distinction between straight and helical gears and their applications. Straight spur gears Straight spur gears are the most […]

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Axial thrust washer made of plastic in imaging diagnostics

Patrick Czaja | 7. October 2021

Germany has been one of the largest industrial nations and technology leaders for many decades. To ensure that this remains the case for many generations to come, universities and colleges are important institutions where thousands of students and researchers rack their brains over new technologies every day. We are very happy to support students through […]

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Ball bearings in ATMs: polymer excels here as well

Patrick Czaja | 25. November 2020

ATMs are among the igus® xiros® ball bearings applications. Our polymer ball bearings fully demonstrate their superiority to metallic ball bearings in these applications. xiros® radial deep groove ball bearings are advantageous because they not only require no maintenance or lubrication, but also eliminate lubrication contamination on banknotes.

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Gears made of iglidur® high-performance polymers in actuators

Steffen Schack | 2. June 2020

The proportion of electronic and electromechanical components in vehicles has been growing continuously for years. The increased comfort and the growing safety requirements promote this development. The cable harness, which is responsible for supplying all these components, is the second heaviest component in many motor vehicles, right after the engine. Actuators make up a large […]

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