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Packaging industry

Can products in entry lanes be protected from damage?

Bastian Mehr | 24. April 2020

The concern is often optimisation of component or system service life. In the packaging and beverage industries, machines operate at especially high frequencies, and component service life plays an important role. But it can be just as important to extend the product service life or life cycle. Or protect the product from damage. There are […]

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Ready-to-install system solutions for format adjustments

Jan Michels | 24. April 2020

To maximise flexibility, machines and equipment in the packaging, food and beverage industries must be capable of implementing precise format adjustments. This equipment might be filling or labelling machines for bottles or cans, but can also be entry lanes in material handling. To solve this problem, igus supplies you with machine components made of high-performance […]

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Linear guides for limited installation space

Andreas Muckes | 22. April 2020

igus has many different linear guides in its product range. For example, drylin W offers a large modular system. drylin N is the first choice for extremely low-profile installation heights. drylin T is identical in construction to the usual recirculating ball bearing guides. A representative of the shaft guides is drylin R. Since some machine […]

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Severe contamination by salt or sugar … what must be observed?

Marco Thull | 17. April 2020

Wherever food or beverages are processed, filled or packed, contamination can occur. If it is salt or sugar, it is important to take a close look at the abrasive (rubbing/grinding) wear. In this way it can be determined what influence this has on the plain bearing or linear guide. In order to examine such contamination, […]

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Are there detectable plastics with food approval for moving applications?

Marco Thull | 17. April 2020

In the food industry it is often necessary to use plastics that have food approval. Sometimes they are in the direct vicinity or above the open product. There is a high risk that parts of covers or other plastic components may break off and fall into the product. If the materials used are coloured blue, […]

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