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Electromobility: effects on the machine tool industry

Lukas Czaja | 17. April 2020

The automotive industry is the largest customer for machine tools. Due to the change from the combustion engine to the electric motor, the automotive sector is facing serious changes that are causing noticeable uncertainty among suppliers. The fear of losing jobs also plays a major role in this. What effects does electric mobility have on […]


Plastic energy chains ward off 850°C hot swarf in machine tools

Lukas Czaja | 14. April 2020

Machine tools have become an integral part of the industry. Thanks to them, metallic workpieces are produced with the highest precision, which are used, for example, in the automotive industry or in the aerospace industry. In all machine tools the desired contour is achieved by the interaction of tool and workpiece. Depending on the technology, […]


What does relative motion in a chain mean?

Volker Beissel | 7. April 2020

Discussions of strain relief frequently include references to relative motion. Consideration of this motion is the basis for optimum strain relief. If a cable is on the energy supply’s neutral axis, the cable length is the indicated chain length. However, there is often one cable in the inner radius and one in the outer radius […]


Selecting the correct mounting bracket

mkogelmann | 7. April 2020

Almost all mounting brackets are available in two variants. The first pivots, the second is fixed. At this point, many design engineers wonder when they should use the pivoting and when the fixed version. Pivoting mounting brackets are standard for gliding or horizontally unsupported applications But why is that? The pivoting mounting bracket compensates for […]


Successful use of a 10m unsupported plastic chain

Volker Beissel | 2. April 2020

A gliding application frequently looks better than an unsupported energy chain. This is not just because the straight line of the upper run, but also because the sag leading to the chain drop is eliminated. This allows unsupported systems to better use the space at the end of the travel. But at high fill weights […]