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How did the TRX come about and is it THE robotics innovation?

Marius Glaue | 7. September 2023

One day after the trade show It happened near the beginning of the Hannover Messe, not all that long ago. They say that sometimes the best ideas come from a mix of nonsense and a little alcohol. Something like that must have been in play when the idea for the TRX emerged. Two exhausted, thirsty […]


This is how medium-sized companies benefit from cost-effective automation

Marco Thull | 24. February 2023

The automation of processes can help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in mass customisation to achieve their production goals more efficiently and quickly. But still, many SMEs are sceptical about automation because they fear high investment costs and effort. A study shows the high potential of automation in medium-sized companies, especially in sectors such as logistics, pharmaceuticals, health and food. Thanks to Low Cost Automation, the cost of automation solutions has fallen sharply and companies can quickly see a return on investment. However, it is important to provide professional advice on component selection and cost transparency.


Ball bearings in service robots – lubrication? No, thank you!

Patrick Czaja | 27. January 2021

Service robots are machines that make daily life easier and perform services. With semi or fully-automatic function, they provide for the well-being of people. A distinction is made between service robots for private use, such as lawn mowing, floor mopping or vacuum cleaning robots, and robots for professional service.


5 extreme applications for polymer plain bearings

Lars Butenschön | 27. March 2020

Those who know plastic will take metal! You still hear this sentence often enough from designers and maintenance personnel. It is felt that the number of those who use or even prefer plain bearings made of plastic is increasing. Whether you are a plastic bearing sceptic or enthusiast (or neither), these application examples of plastic […]


Automated plastic production? Yes, with igus Low Cost Automation

Christian Schäfer | 26. March 2020

The decisive factors in today’s plastic processing industry are efficiency and productivity. That is why automation processes such as machine feeding, component handling and pick-and-place processes are essential components of modern, economic production. Automation made easy with igus Low Cost Automation.