The igus® motion plastics blog

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  • What Are The Health Benefits Of An Organized Home Office?

    What Are The Health Benefits Of An Organized Home Office?

    Discover how effective home office cable management can maximize productivity and improve your mental health.

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  • 6 Reasons Why igus® Bearings Are the Better Choice for Material Handling Robotics

    6 Reasons Why igus® Bearings Are the Better Choice for Material Handling Robotics

    Designing a material handling robot? Read this blog post to learn how dry-tech components from igus can help yours run maintenance-free.

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  • Prevent unplanned downtime and machine failures with “smart” plastic bearings

    Prevent unplanned downtime and machine failures with “smart” plastic bearings

    Last year, igus® developed an intelligent bearing with high-performance plastics to alert system operators of excessive wear before a machine failure happens.

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  • Blockchain, AI & Robotics: How Do They All Fit Together?

    Blockchain, AI & Robotics: How Do They All Fit Together?

    In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at artificial intelligence technologies, innovations in robotics, and public databases such as blockchain to present interesting synergies.

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  • Why Are Cable Conductors Made of Copper?

    Why Are Cable Conductors Made of Copper?

    Have you ever wondered why most cable conductors are made of copper and not another conductive material, like silver, gold or aluminum? And what's up with gold-plated plugs? Discover the answers here.

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  • Why Does a Cable Need a Shield?

    Why Does a Cable Need a Shield?

    In this blog post, you'll discover why a cable needs a shield and what appropriate shielding looks like for cables in linear and torsional applications.

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  • Are UV Disinfection Robots Here to Stay?

    Are UV Disinfection Robots Here to Stay?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked an increase in demand for UV disinfection robots, but will the momentum keep up after things return back to normal? Find out here.

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  • How Plastic Linear Bearings and Bushings Can Really Float Your Boat

    How Plastic Linear Bearings and Bushings Can Really Float Your Boat

    The market for private watercraft is exploding. Take advantage of the opportunity by designing grease-free, corrosion-resistant systems for your powerboats. Here's how igus can help you do that.

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  • What is a Linear Actuator Motor?

    What is a Linear Actuator Motor?

    Learn about linear actuator motors from the ground up, starting with the definition of an actuator. Describes 3 types of motors and has a basic guide on how to choose the right one for your project.

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  • Robots and the Future of Caregiving

    Robots and the Future of Caregiving

    Let's explore some challenges that older people are facing and how care robots can improve our quality of life as we age.

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  • What Is a Hybrid Cable?

    What Is a Hybrid Cable?

    Similar to a hybrid car, which combines two different types of engines, the hybrid cable combines two different types of cable and is usually used in servo drive systems. Learn more here.

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  • What's the Difference Between a Servo Cable and Motor Cable?

    What's the Difference Between a Servo Cable and Motor Cable?

    Electrical engineers often work with motor cables and servo cables, which both supply motors with electrical energy. But what exactly are the differences between the two cables? Find out here.

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  • What Is DNV Type Approval?

    What Is DNV Type Approval?

    In this blog post, you'll learn what DNV type approval is and how it relates to igus flexible cables.

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  • How to Cost-Effectively Automate a CNC Machine

    How to Cost-Effectively Automate a CNC Machine

    In this blog post, learn about low cost automation solutions and other tools from igus that make it easy to cost-effectively automate your CNC machine.

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  • Improved Servo Cables for Variable Frequency Drives

    Improved Servo Cables for Variable Frequency Drives

    In this blog post, learn about optimized servo cables with a new and improved insultation material that enable compact variable frequency drives to operate safely and failure-free.

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  • 4 Reasons Why You Should Consider igus® Products for Drone-In-A-Box Systems

    4 Reasons Why You Should Consider igus® Products for Drone-In-A-Box Systems

    In this blog post, learn how you can design maintenance-free DIB systems with highly engineered plastic products from igus.

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  • How igus can help increase your business' productivity

    How igus can help increase your business' productivity

    In this blog post, learn how igus can help increase your business' productivity with pre-assembled ready-to-install cable carrier systems.

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  • British Engineer Uses 3D-Printed Parts to Design 'The World's Most Technologically Advanced Pianos'

    British Engineer Uses 3D-Printed Parts to Design 'The World's Most Technologically Advanced Pianos'

    Engineer Richard Dain felt that it was time to fundamentally improve the technology of the grand piano. See how he did it, here.

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  • What Is a Cable Gland?

    What Is a Cable Gland?

    In this blog post, you'll learn what a cable gland is, what they're made out of, and how to choose the right one for your project.

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  • 4 Considerations When Choosing a Lead Screw

    4 Considerations When Choosing a Lead Screw

    Discover the four main data points every engineer should consider when looking to properly utilize lead screws and polymer nuts in their applications.

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