igus showcases robotics and linear guide solutions at EDS 2016

Motion plastics specialist, igus is returning to the Engineering Design Show where it will showcase the latest drylin linear guide systems, as well as cable management and energy supply solutions for industrial robots.

igus motion plastics are used throughout industry and everyday life in demanding moving applications. Its high performance engineering plastics are self-lubricating and maintenance free, as well as being lighter and harder-wearing than traditional materials. This results in more reliable and cost-effective solutions which are resistant to dust, dirt and extreme conditions.

igus will exhibit its comprehensive range of tribopolymer bearings, continuous flex cables and cable management systems on stand D20. Also on display will be its drylin W linear guide system that can be used to help design engineers optimise production processes and reduce costs for dynamic applications. Modular and flexible, drylin W can be preassembled and easily installed, with individual or double hard-anodised aluminium rails. Its dry-running lubrication and maintenance-free iglidur polymer gliders are low noise and weight, dirt-resistant and hard-wearing. Other technology demonstrations will include energy supply systems developed specially for sophisticated multi-axis robotic applications in harsh industrial environments.

Throughout the show, members of the igus team will be available to demonstrate the benefits and potential applications of its bearing products and cable management systems, as well as provide insight into the full range of igus products suitable for their industry and application.