How dryspin technology runs smoothly and efficiently on high helix threads

The high helix thread design from igus is optimised to achieve greater efficiency compared to standard threads due to its flatter angle. The asymmetric geometry also yields a long service life and, because of the round tooth profile, operation is quiet and vibration-free. Available in stainless steel, the leadscrew is corrosion resistant, FDA approved and offers high level stiffness. For lightweight applications, the tribo-optimised, hard anodised aluminium version is non-magnetic.

How to order a free igus sample box for the packaging industry

There are strict regulations for food hygiene and safety in all stages of a process. The free sample box from igus contains a selection of FDA-compliant plastics with certification to EU regulation 10/2011 suitable for use in food-processing machines and equipment.

How smart and maintenance-free igus solutions offer long service life

igus e-chains are used in warehouses all over the world, from pallet storage and retrieval units (SRUs) to automated small parts stores and multi-shuttle systems. And, when it comes to other intralogistics machines and equipment, such as industrial vehicles, driverless transport systems (DTSs), lifting tables and palletisers, igus will find the best possible solution using energy chains, cables and iglidur plastic bearings.

How high motion plastics are used in commercial vehicles

Commercial vehicles, such as telescopic loaders and dumper trucks, must cope with the harsh everyday life of moisture, risk of corrosion and often inappropriate handling. igus makes this possible with its energy chains, chainflex cables, linear systems and polymer plain bearings that are characterised by their long-term functional reliability, particularly in failure-prone areas. They are cost-effective, maintenance-free and do not require additional lubrication.

LCR 4.0 case study: Heap & Partners

Founded in 1866, Heap & Partners designs and manufactures industrial valves, instrumentation and associated equipment. Based in Wirral, the company distributes its products to a range of sectors across the UK including oil and gas, chemical, nuclear and life science.

How igus could be with you sooner than you think

We know the chances of getting out to visit shows and exhibitions are becoming few and far between. With our mobile display, we take to the road and come to you; it is an opportunity for you to get to know our products and find out about our latest innovations without leaving the premises.

LCR 4.0 case study: Beverston Engineering

Based in Liverpool City Region’s Knowsley borough, Beverston Engineering specialises in the prototyping and manufacture of state-of-the-art engineering components for a range of industries. These include aerospace, oil and gas, and pharmaceutical.

LCR 4.0 case study: Valuechain

Software company Valuechain has been working with part ERDF funded business support programme, LCR 4.0 to improve its ground-breaking ‘DNA 4.0 smartfactoryvr’.

How igus motion plastics keep AGVs moving

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are revolutionising warehouses, where everything works automatically, is self-sufficient and, even, self-learning. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but all have one thing in common, they work continuously 24/7.

LCR 4.0 case study: CNC Robotics

CNC Robotics is the UK’s leading robotics integration company specialising in advanced robotics systems for machining. Founded in 2010, the Liverpool-based manufacturer works in a range of sectors including automotive, aerospace and creative.

How high performance polymer parts are used in utility vehicles

Utility vehicles, including buses, telescopic loaders and commercial good vehicles, have to withstand very tough working conditions and need to work reliably even in bad weather. igus makes this possible with its energy chains, chainflex cables, linear systems and polymer plain bearings that are characterised by their outstanding resilience and long service life.

Measuring dynamic tilt with an IMU

Why would you want to know the dynamic tilt angle on a vehicle? Consider a classic example of a plane in the clouds. The pilot cannot see the ground, nor can he or she trust their instincts because they will feel a false gravity when the aircraft is turning. This means they need a dynamic tilt sensor which – in an aircraft – is often called a vertical gyro or the artificial horizon. Similar technology is used in automobiles.

How offshore e-chain helps power vessels in open sea LNG terminals safely

LNG terminal are looking into new ways to supply ships with shore power, as opposed to using dual-fuel diesel engines (DFDEs) to offload their cargoes, in a bid to reduce noxious gas and particulate emissions. These engines are capable of burning a range of fuels, from heavy fuel oil to boil-off-gas (BOG) from the LNG load.

Introducing the new igus Delta robot available to build or buy

Cost-effective, and quick and easy to implement, the new Delta robot from igus is available directly from stock as a kit or delivered pre-assembled ready-to-install. The lightweight, low-cost automation solution is particularly suitable for simple assembly and pick & place tasks, as well as applications in test & measurement.

Sketching in 3D with air scaffolding

A team of researchers from KAIST have developed a mid-air 3D sketching tool, combining the strengths of gesture and pen input. They say the technique will ease the way for ideation in three dimensions, leading to efficient product design in terms of time and cost.

Student-built Hyperloop pod smashes speed record

A group of students from the Technical University of Munich taking part in the third SpaceX run Hyperloop Pod Competition have set a new speed record. The WARR Hyperloop team's pod hit 290mph on the 0.75-mile test track, the third speed record for the German team in a successive number of test runs.

How zigzag e-chains save space and keep lighting rigs moving

For applications that require vertical cable management, especially those with space constraints, the zigzag energy chain from igus has proven to be particularly successful. In this week’s video, we see a variety of cables – including power and data - being managed on a moving stage lighting beam. When it is raised, the zigzag e-chain quietly folds upon itself in a visually neat, tidy and unobtrusive way.

How igus readychains were fitted and used in a vertical lift bridge

In this week’s video we see how igus US installed readychains to breathe life into a replacement lift bridge. The new Memorial Bridge spans the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine on the east coast of the US. It replaces the original one, which was built in 1923 to remember local sailors and soldiers who participated in the World War between 1917-19.