BEEAs Day 4: The Winners

Today's winners of the Start-Up and Young Design Engineer of the Year Awards are Archangel Lightworks and Mohammed Tahir of PRFI.


BEEAS Day 3: The Winners

Dynamic Load Monitoring (UK) is the Small Company of the Year, while FASTT from ACPI scoops the Materials Application of the Year.




Tiny robots set to revolutionise medicine

Researchers from ETH Zurich – the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – are among the first scientists to have succeeded in propelling microvehicles against a fluid flow using ultrasound. In future, these tiny vehicles are set to be introduced into the human bloodstream, thereby revolutionising the field of medicine






How robolink can help you automate simple tasks cost-effectively

Our robolink range of articulated robotic arms is prominent in igus’ low-cost automation business. The modular system enables our customers to automate simple tasks and processes. These include pick and place applications in order picking, feeding, quality assurance, assembly tasks or image processing applications.


3D printing in seconds

Researchers from Switzerland’s Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) say they have developed a completely new way of creating small 3D, soft objects that offer remarkable resolution “in a matter of seconds”.


What are the drylin SHT options for extreme environments?

In this week’s video we present some of the available options for the drylin SHT stainless steel leadscrew module. Made of 304 grade stainless steel, also known as V2A, the drylin SHT-SS is ideal for use in the food and beverage industry, as well as high temperature applications.



How energy chain systems are proven reliable for long travels

For operators of sewage plants, waste incineration plants, cranes, power plants or mines, one of the greatest challenges is to guide power, data and hydraulics safely on long travels. Conventional energy supply systems, including motor cable drums, busbars and festoons, have their limitations, particularly when operating at high speeds with a heavy fill weight. An alternative is to use energy chain systems from igus, which are tested over long distances at its automated test facility.






How vessels at new container terminals connect to shore power

Solutions that improve efficiency when handling bulk cargo from increasing vessel sizes are all the more essential when speed and fast turnarounds are needed. Does traditional, stationary shore power fit into this picture? What do shore power connections look like for new terminals?



How our VR experience transports you to our test lab

When we visit customers or exhibit at trade shows, we now take more than free product samples. Using our VR glasses, we instantly transport you to our factory to explore the world’s largest test lab for tribopolymers.


How automation reduces cable assembly leadtime to 24 hours

In this week’s video igus showcases its automated assembly line for readycable at its UK facility in Northampton. The new line uses fully-automated machines and lean manufacturing methods to streamline its assembly process to deliver fully-harnessed drive cables shipped within 24 hours of order placement.


How igus makes automated guided vehicles more fail-safe

Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) work in factories and warehouses around the clock, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This week’s video highlights where reliable and maintenance-free iglidur plain bearings, drylin linear systems and PRT slewing rings are being used in AGVs.


How chainflex cables are tested for a 36-month guarantee

igus offers a 36-month guarantee, or to up to 10 million strokes, with all chainflex cables. For 25 years, the company has been carrying out tests on its cables within its 2,750m2 test laboratory. With 650 tests running simultaneously each day, and over 2 billion test cycles per year, igus can provide reliable and clear test data that makes the durability and service life of its cables predictable.