It is a designer’s worst-case scenario: days and weeks go by to design and manufacture an injection mould. When production finally begins and the first component falls out of the mould, one gets a nasty surprise. The surface of the moulding has dents that not only look unsightly but also impair the function. Why is […]
The design rules for the most cost-effective injection moulding designs apply to plain bearings in particular, to wear-resistant parts in general and to all other components anyway. The pressure to save costs is particularly high for plain bearings and wear-resistant parts. As “disposable parts”, these should last as long as possible, but also cost as […]
Often enough, it is the surrounding factors such as housing hole, shaft and other elements that predetermine what plain bearing dimensions are chosen. Then whether a bearing with a length of 10mm or 12mm is selected only depends on the price or availability. But what about when these factors delimit the choice so tightly that […]
igus motion plastics – tribologically optimised high-performance polymers for moving applications – are the result of decades of research and development work. Each igus material, known under the iglidur brand name (https://www.igus.eu/iglidur), is thoroughly tested in our 3,800m² test laboratory. We have a huge material selection and are constantly adding new materials developed for various […]
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!