The igus® motion plastics blog

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  • This igus® Energy Chain Ran for 18 Years, Despite Harsh Environmental Conditions

    This igus® Energy Chain Ran for 18 Years, Despite Harsh Environmental Conditions

    In this post, read about an e-chain® roller chain that was placed in an extremely harsh environment, and ran for 18 years without failure.

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  • Eliminate Unplanned Downtime with Machine Condition Monitoring for Cable Carriers

    Eliminate Unplanned Downtime with Machine Condition Monitoring for Cable Carriers

    In this post, learn about how you can completely eliminate unplanned downtime through the use of condition monitoring sensors.

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  • Slewing Ring Ball Bearings for a Wide Variety of Applications

    Slewing Ring Ball Bearings for a Wide Variety of Applications

    In this post, learn about slewing ring ball bearings, which combine the rotational capabilities of slewing rings with ball bearing technology.

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  • Low-Cost Automation Solutions to Keep Workers Safe and Your Business’s Financials in Check

    Low-Cost Automation Solutions to Keep Workers Safe and Your Business’s Financials in Check

    In this post, learn about cost-effective industrial automation solutions and how they can help you increase efficiency while keeping employees safe.

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  • 7 Reasons Why Plastic Bearings be Illin’ Within Lab & Hospital Devices

    7 Reasons Why Plastic Bearings be Illin’ Within Lab & Hospital Devices

    In this post, learn why plastic bearings are ideal for hospital and lab environments due to their hygienic, dry-running properties.

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  • Why Are There Ethernet Cables With 600V UL?

    Why Are There Ethernet Cables With 600V UL?

    In this blog post, read about when you should use a 600V cable in your system & why this is especially important to consider when laying down multiple cables.

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  • The Advantages of Star Quad Stranding

    The Advantages of Star Quad Stranding

    In this blog, learn about the various cable stranding methods that exist along with the incredible advantages offered by utilizing star quad stranding.

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  • Plastic Bearings Prove Resistance to Ecolab Cleaning Agents

    Plastic Bearings Prove Resistance to Ecolab Cleaning Agents

    In this blog, read about bearings that are made from our hygienic plastic materials & why they are chemically resistant to Ecolab cleaning agents.

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  • Limited Installation Space? Here's How to Guide Your Cables

    Limited Installation Space? Here's How to Guide Your Cables

    Having issues with guiding cables in a small space? In this post, learn how to solve this issue by using chainflex flexible cable.

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  • What Effects Does Electromobility Have on the Machine Tool Industry?

    What Effects Does Electromobility Have on the Machine Tool Industry?

    In this post, learn about how electromobility has changed the ways we approach design and why highly-engineered plastic components are the most ideal.

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  • Need Cables for Machinery in a Cold Environment? Here's What You Should Consider First

    Need Cables for Machinery in a Cold Environment? Here's What You Should Consider First

    In this post, read about machinery that is operating in extremely cold environments & how chainflex® cables can help you avoid cable failures.

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  • What Is the Maximum Tensile Strain of a Cable?

    What Is the Maximum Tensile Strain of a Cable?

    In this post, read about the maximum tensile strength of a cable within certain applications, and how chainflex® cables can help solve a lot of tension issues.

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  • chainflex® Flexible Cables Used at Great Heights

    chainflex® Flexible Cables Used at Great Heights

    In this post, read about what happens when cable is used at large heights, like port & terminal cranes, and how chainflex® cables can help avoid a standstill.

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  • Why Are Plastic Components Ideal for the Packaging and Food Industries?

    Why Are Plastic Components Ideal for the Packaging and Food Industries?

    In this post, learn why igus® plastic components are ideal for the packaging & food industries beyond being dry-running, hygienic & corrosion-resistant.

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  • Fiber Optic Cables For More Than Just Internet

    Fiber Optic Cables For More Than Just Internet

    Many of us are aware of the transmission benefits that fiber optic cable provides & in this post, we discuss more connections than just internet.

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  • Why Flexible Cables Are NOT a Wear-resistant Part

    Why Flexible Cables Are NOT a Wear-resistant Part

    In this post, we explain why flexible cables are not a wear-resistant part & also compare standard cables vs chainflex® cables.

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  • chainflex® Flexible Cables in Storage and Retrieval Units

    chainflex® Flexible Cables in Storage and Retrieval Units

    Since the requirements for storage & retrieval units are becoming increasingly complex, learn about flexible cables that can handle any job.

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  • What Goes on Inside Our Flexible Cables Test Lab?

    What Goes on Inside Our Flexible Cables Test Lab?

    In this post, learn about the chainflex test laboratory and the specific tests that are cables are put through daily.

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  • What Is a Corkscrew in a Cable and How Can You Avoid It?

    What Is a Corkscrew in a Cable and How Can You Avoid It?

    Many of us have dealt with corkscrewed cables before. In this post, learn what a corkscrew is, how it develops and, of course, how it can be avoided.

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  • Chainflex® Cables Used In Industrial Robots

    Chainflex® Cables Used In Industrial Robots

    In this post, read about chainflex cables at work within industrial robots and automation solutions.

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