Lead screw drives are used in many machines in a wide variety of industries. Thus, the demands placed on a lead screw drive also differ: from high and low loads to high and low speeds to large temperature spans or even permanent temperatures around 200°C. Of course, the screw drives used should also perform flawlessly here.
Many different machines are used in the packaging, food, and beverage industries. There is one thing that most of the different machine types have in common though: they are regularly and intensively cleaned. And they are cleaned at temperatures often above 100°C. igus offers several polymer plain bearings that have no problem at these high […]
Only one short work step left … and then it happens. The device refuses to work. The knee lever seizes, and the machine performs an emergency stop. The user has just one concern: “How long does the service technician need?” “Why can’t this piece of junk keep it together until I’m done with this urgent […]