The igus® motion plastics blog

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  • Car Actuators – Go lighter, quieter, and corrosion-resistant

    Car Actuators – Go lighter, quieter, and corrosion-resistant

    Read this blog to find out how igus® self-lubricating lead screws, lead screw nuts and linear actuators can be applied in the automotive industry

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  • Returning to the office? Try these strategies to help manage the transition successfully

    Returning to the office? Try these strategies to help manage the transition successfully

    Stressed about returning to the office after adjusting to working from home? Read this blog for strategies on how to make the transition as smooth as possible.

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  • Going Carbon Neutral – Corporate C02 Footprint

    Going Carbon Neutral – Corporate C02 Footprint

    Read this blog to learn how igus® is adapting its policies to reduce carbon emissions, aiming to become completely climate-neutral by 2025

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  • 5 Industrial IoT Solutions for Manufacturing

    5 Industrial IoT Solutions for Manufacturing

    Read this blog to learn about how industrial IoT can solve some of the most common issues in the manufacturing industry.

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  • What are the best cables for robotic applications?

    What are the best cables for robotic applications?

    Read this blog to learn what makes a cable suitable for robotic applications, and why pairing those cables with a quality cable carrier is essential.

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  • Are lubricants really needed for format adjustments in packaging machines?

    Are lubricants really needed for format adjustments in packaging machines?

    This blog covers the advantages of using self-lubricating plastic lead screw nuts over traditional metal lead screw nuts

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  • New Electric Unit Takes ATV Market for a Ride

    New Electric Unit Takes ATV Market for a Ride

    Learn about the newest design arriving in the ATV market, and igus' part in creating this innovative vehicle.

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  • The Future of Electric Vehicles in the US

    The Future of Electric Vehicles in the US

    Learn about the future of electric cars in the United States and the role igus® products play in electric vehicles.

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  • Smart factory: intelligent plant monitoring with the FANUC FIELD system

    Smart factory: intelligent plant monitoring with the FANUC FIELD system

    For machine data evaluation in the smart factory, FANUC offers the "FIELD system" industrial IoT platform. igus® is also involved with its i.Cee app for predictive maintenance.

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  • How are chainflex® cables compliant with NFPA 79?

    How are chainflex® cables compliant with NFPA 79?

    In this blog post, we’ll explain 7 ways that chainflex® cables meet the requirements of the relevant sections in NFPA 79 that address cables used in flexing applications.

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  • Significantly reduce maintenance costs with smart condition monitoring systems

    Significantly reduce maintenance costs with smart condition monitoring systems

    A BREAK-EVEN ANALYSIS OF THE USE OF IGUS I.SENSE IN MAINTENANCE

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  • Sliding vs Rolling: Benefits of Plastic Linear Bearings

    Sliding vs Rolling: Benefits of Plastic Linear Bearings

    Learn about the advantages of implementing plastic linear plain bearings into applications as well as how to correctly do so. Optionally, watch the webinar, complete with informational slides.

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  • What is a cartesian robot and how is it used in automation?

    What is a cartesian robot and how is it used in automation?

    Learn about cartesian robot applications, advantages to other robot systems, types of motor controllers and drivers and a new configurator tool

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  • Science Friction Episode 5: Alfred from Dexai Robotics

    Science Friction Episode 5: Alfred from Dexai Robotics

    In this episode, Hosts Adam and Avory speak with Justin Rooney from Dexai Robotics about their flexible robotic arm (and sous chef), Alfred.

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  • Don’t Sweat It: Self-lubricating Compound Polymer Bearings for Fitness Equipment Are Maintenance-free

    Don’t Sweat It: Self-lubricating Compound Polymer Bearings for Fitness Equipment Are Maintenance-free

    In this blog post, we will explore the main advantages of self-lubricating compound polymer bearings most relevant to the fitness equipment industry.

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  • Science Friction Episode 4: The M1 Caliber from REEKON Tools

    Science Friction Episode 4: The M1 Caliber from REEKON Tools

    In this episode, hosts Adam and Avory speak with Alex LeGendre, a former project manager at REEKON Tools, about the company’s measuring device called the M1 Caliber.

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  • Science Friction Episode 3: UN&UP's Robotic Medical Device System

    Science Friction Episode 3: UN&UP's Robotic Medical Device System

    In this episode, hosts Adam and Avory speak with Mike Sabo from UN&UP, a medical device company, about their robotic system designed to treat abnormal heart rhythms in patients at rural hospitals.

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  • Science Friction Episode 2: Technology Management at OU Law Library

    Science Friction Episode 2: Technology Management at OU Law Library

    In this episode, hosts Adam Spacht and Avory Brookins speak with Kenton Brice from the University of Oklahoma College of Law about a TV monitor slide project at the school's library.

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  • Designing Skid Steers With a Shorter Preventative Maintenance Checklist

    Designing Skid Steers With a Shorter Preventative Maintenance Checklist

    In this blog post, we’ll lay out typical preventative maintenance measures for skid steers and talk about how self-lubricating plastic parts help to shorten that checklist.

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  • Science Friction Episode 1: R Theta Bot from 72 Concepts

    Science Friction Episode 1: R Theta Bot from 72 Concepts

    In this episode, hosts Avory Brookins and Adam Spacht sit down with Josh Scott of 72 Concepts, a custom engineering company out of Houston, Texas, to discuss their R Theta Bot.

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