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Easily controlled automation with new dryve motor control systems for igus linear axes14/01/2019

igus motor control systems D3 and D1 dryve for simple or complex control of linear systems

In addition to its drylin E linear axes with DC motors, igus has now developed a cost-effective and easy-to-use control system. The D3 dryve controls linear systems completely without software or PC. Furthermore, igus has also further improved its D1 dryve control system for stepper motors, DC and EC/BLDC motors. The motor control system for more complex travels can be operated intuitively via a browser and modified live.

One hot topic: The company igus advances the development of high-temperature filaments with self-built HT printer28/11/2018

"A good example of our Low Cost Automation concept," says Tom Krause, igus GmbH, about his team's newly designed and constructed high-temperature 3D printer Low Cost Automation in our own factory: Following this idea, igus has built an HT-3D printer for the development of new high-temperature filaments using in-house mechanical engineering components. Thus, complete linear systems, consisting of drylin W linear guides, dryspin lead screws made of stainless steel and the igus standard stepper motors were used. Thanks to the new 3D printer, users can now use a lubrication-free and maintenance-free filament for the production of heat-resistant special parts with the iglidur J350 high-performance plastic.

Wear-resistant sliding and free designing with new igus plate strips28/11/2018

Abrasion-resistant iglidur sliding plates made of high-performance plastics provide even more geometric design options Wear-resistant parts ordered quickly and easily and individually manufactured with increased service life. The motion plastics specialist igus offers this service, among other things, with its bar stock product range. To provide users with even more tribologically optimised special solutions, igus now offers five high-performance plastics resistant to wear and abrasion as bar stock plate strips in its product range. These provide the designer with new geometric design freedom.

Quickly assembled, securely fixed: New mounting clamps for e-chains on cobots21/11/2018

New clamp concept for triflex R energy chains ensures safe interaction between human and machine Safety plays a key role when humans and robots work hand in hand in the industry. That is why users of cobots and industrial robots are already using igus' multi-axis round triflex R e-chains for energy and data supply. To easily attach these energy chains and increase work safety in industry, igus has now developed new plastic mounting clamps. With quick installation, these minimise the risk of injury with their rounded edge design.

Fast drive for a small price: New igus cable for SEW and Siemens motors21/11/2018

New ready-to-connect highly flexible chainflex hybrid cable for e-chains now available with 36-month guarantee If the user is looking for a flexible drive cable, then igus offers the most cost-effective technical solution. For the motors of SEW and Siemens, the motion plastics specialist has now developed the CF280.UL.H, a new hybrid cable specifically for use in the energy chain. Users of intralogistics, machine tool construction or the automotive industry can now rely on a solution with a 36-month guarantee either bought by the metre or supplied as a ready-to-connect readycable.

Drive cable delivered fast after easy online search and order21/11/2018

The readycable product finder from igus with its newly integrated service life calculator ensures fast delivery starting from 24 hours Using the igus "readycable product finder" online tool, harnessed drive cables for use in the energy chain can be easily selected and ordered from igus. The newly integrated service life calculator now expands the service and predicts the lifetime of the cable. In this way, the user can choose their special design for energy chains, to the required length, from over 4,200 ready-to-connect drive cables.

Record-breaking application running for ten years with 100% reliability8/11/2018

Still a world record: The world's longest plastic energy chain with 615 m travel comes from igus Running continuously for 24/7 or standing idle for month on end – these are the extreme conditions that the world's longest plastic energy chain has to cope with at the lignite-fired power station in Tušimice, Czech Republic. The roller energy chain system from igus has been achieving this for ten years now without missing a beat on the record travel length of 615 metres.

Adjusted quickly – precisely mounted6/11/2018

igus as a module supplier for KHS labelling machines Numerous rotary and linear bearings from the igus product range are not the only ones installed in KHS GmbH's labelling machines. The company igus also supplies complete, ready-to-install modules such as, for example, adjustment systems and guide rollers. From the KHS's point of view, this not only simplifies assembly. It also ensures high precision high speed working sequences

Replace quickly while fitted on the rail: Liner replacement with igus exchange bearing5/11/2018

Extended sizes of the new lubrication-free exchange bearings ensure longer service life of drylin W linear systems The motion plastics specialist igus relies on lubrication-free liners made of high-performance polymers for a silent and precise sliding of linear guides. At the beginning of the year, igus developed an exchange bearing for the drylin W linear modular kit particularly for a quick replacement of liners in high-frequency applications. The principle behind it is quite simple: Unlock bearing, push liner out, replace and it's ready. The exchange bearing that saves time and cost is now also available in sizes 16 and 20 for linear guides of the drylin W series, besides the standard installation size 10.

Cables for drive technology found, ordered and connectorised quickly at igus5/11/2018

New "Drive" website and online tools help to select the best cable for use in energy chains In the desired length, from 1 metre, without minimum order quantity with or without connector. The motion plastics specialist igus always offers users the best and most cost-effective solution from a single source. Practical online tools help the customer, for example, to choose the appropriate ready-to-connect drive cable, or determine the precise service life of the selected cable after entering the application parameters. A new website published by igus for the SPS IPC Drives now provides information on current trends in drive technology and provides a comprehensive overview of the diverse cable selection.

World's first at SPS IPC Drives: The first intelligent bus cable for safe automation5/11/2018

CF.D enables monitoring of highly dynamic e-chain cables in the Smart Factory, thus reducing disruption to production operations At the 2018 SPS IPC Drives, igus presented a novel and globally unique concept for the intelligent monitoring of bus cables in e-chain systems. Thanks to early alerts, even in case of the slightest changes in transmission characteristics, the CF.D system detects imminent plant shutdowns in good time. In this way, the high costs for unplanned production losses can be avoided.

3D Ethernet cable from igus enables fast robot communication5/11/2018

Tested chainflex cable for torsion angles up to 360 degrees safely transmits data to 6-axis robots In large-scale manufacturing industrial robots are everywhere. They provide a fast automation of processes and thereby ensure cost-efficiency in companies. igus has now developed a new long-lasting Ethernet cable, the CFROBOT8.PLUS, to ensure that robot communication between the axes, the control system and superordinate systems functions flawlessly, even under extreme stress. The new family of cables has been tested under torsion for several years in the in-house laboratory and is running absolutely fault-free for more than 15 million cycles.

Clean and quick guiding: New lightweight xiros guide rollers from igus31/10/2018

Guide rollers with plastic ball bearings and fully-enclosed design ensure hygiene and easy, tool-free installation

In the food and packaging industry, machine builders are increasingly turning to clean and hygienic plastic solutions. igus has developed complete solutions for film and label guide rollers, consisting of various tube materials and polymer ball bearings with flange. The lightweight systems are now available with a fully-enclosed side. In addition, installation of the new rollers is much easier than before.

Fast and reliable data exchange with new CAN bus cable from igus24/10/2018

New chainflex cable for CAN systems with PVC or PUR outer jacket, approved for the Russian market

Bus systems are increasingly being used in automation, as they ensure fast and reliable data exchange, save space and therefore money. To meet these needs, igus has developed a new CAN bus cable for highly dynamic energy chain applications, such as in machine tools. This is available with either highly abrasion-resistant PVC or oil-resistant PUR outer jackets. Both cable options have EAC and CTP approvals, simplifying trade with the Russian market.