Application Stories

Real-world user stories on finding success with igus® solutions.

  • Automated farming at Superwurm

    Automated farming at Superwurm

    A specialized business is using igus® components, almost exclusively, to automate labor-intensive processes. “Specialized” is the operative word here; the company is a fully-dedicated breeder of giant

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  • The world's longest e-chain® runs for over 10 years

    The world's longest e-chain® runs for over 10 years

    A coal-fired power plant in the Czech Republic receives energy through an igus® e-chain®. This plastic cable carrier, which has continuously been in operation for ten years, travels over 2,017 feet.

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  • Port of Virginia remains a leader with superior crane technology

    Port of Virginia remains a leader with superior crane technology

    At the Port of Virginia, thousands of shipping containers are lifted, moved and lowered by about 30 cranes. The fast-moving cranes stand more than 130 feet high and operate 24/7, often in extremely tu

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  • The wheelchair redefined with igus® bearings

    The wheelchair redefined with igus® bearings

    For wheelchair users, the judders of uneven ground can seem all too familiar. Determined to make ride discomfort a thing of the past, Israel-based company, SoftWheel, has completely reinvented the whe

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  • New exoskeleton is revolutionizing work processes

    New exoskeleton is revolutionizing work processes

    A new device that supports manufacturing workers is among the latest technological advancements that speak to the power of plastics. The device, the Airframe™ exoskeleton, is made by San Diego-based L

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  • Building human organs is underway with cell-stacking technology

    Building human organs is underway with cell-stacking technology

    Pick-and-place automation has progressed beyond machine manufacturing and into the world of human anatomy. Research engineers at Brown University are building tiny versions of human organs, one micro-

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  • Redesigning the Portsmouth Memorial Bridge with modernized engineering

    Redesigning the Portsmouth Memorial Bridge with modernized engineering

    Spanning across the Piscataqua River connecting New Hampshire and Maine, the Portsmouth Memorial Bridge was built in 1923 as an official tribute to the New Hampshire sailors and soldiers of World War

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  • Device for boat operators is a breeze on the knees

    Device for boat operators is a breeze on the knees

    Paul Nowack developed a love affair with the sea at an early age. His knees, back, and joints saw the Florida man’s passion as a love-hate relationship that grew more challenging with each new ocean a

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  • Simulating subsea conditions with igus® energy chains

    Simulating subsea conditions with igus® energy chains

    Hyperbaric testing simulates deep-water conditions, and effectively assesses subsea equipment with hydraulic and electrical components at depth. Master Flo Valve Inc. is home to one of the largest cus

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  • igus® e-tubes drive bending tool of top manufacturer

    igus® e-tubes drive bending tool of top manufacturer

    TRUMPF Inc. is a global leader in manufacturing machine tools. In one of its most complex and popular bending machine product lines, energy tubes from igus® are used to guide and protect cables. More

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  • igus® plastic bearings podium across the cycling world

    igus® plastic bearings podium across the cycling world

    The iglide® plain bearings are composed of lightweight, high-performance plastics and contribute to overall mass reduction and extended service life. The plain bearings defy environmental influences,

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  • igus® component helps students design award-winning child-proof lock

    igus® component helps students design award-winning child-proof lock

    Students from a prestigious technical university in Germany developed a child safety lock for cleaning agent bottles that includes a self-lubricating igus® bearing.

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  • e-chains® in power automated drilling operations

    e-chains® in power automated drilling operations

    An offshore drilling company from Norway is using energy chains from igus® to help provide a reliable power supply under extreme conditions for automated drilling operations on platforms.

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  • Machine cutting leader improves productivity with igus® e-chains®

    Machine cutting leader improves productivity with igus® e-chains®

    One of the world’s most innovative businesses in machine cutting has improved its productivity with igus® energy chains in one of its flagship products. Engineers at Messer Cutting Systems, based in W

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