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Self-aligning refers to the fact that the bearing can handle various types of motion, such as tilting, oscillating and linear motion, not just axial in the case of a rotating shaft.
Two concentric rings make up the main structure of a slewing bearing. The outer ring usually lies flat against a motionless surface and is screwed into place via evenly spaced mounting holes.
VAVE (Value Analysis/Value Engineering) is an effective method of improving technology, optimizing processes and reducing costs. Learn how igus parts can help automotive manufacturers do just that.
Initiator cables connect control units and different sensors, or, in the case of reversal of the measurement principle, actuators.
For screw-driven linear actuators, change the lead screw’s pitch to increase speed. For example, instead of using a standard 10×2 pitch, increase it to 10×5, 10×10 or even 10×50.
FastConnect technology ensures that a cable can be set down, harnessed, and connected in just a few steps, reducing cable assembly time by up to 46%.
The thread cutting direction right or left can be easily determined with a visual inspection. In this blog post, learn how you can tell difference.
We placed two test specimens made of engineered plastic materials in 100% concentrated Skydrol LD-4 hydraulic fluid for 1,000 hours at room temperature. Here's what happened.
Flame-retardant and halogen-free TPE are very robust materials that igus uses in high-end cables meant for challenging applications. But what are the differences between the two? Find out here.
Frost, ice & snow collecting on airplanes can quickly compromise passenger safety. Luckily, de-icing vehicles help remove the build-up. Here, learn more about the de-icing process & how igus can help.
Lean management helps increase the efficiency of your business by eliminating waste and other non-value-added operations. And it's easy to implement - just follow these 5 Lean principles.
Discover how effective home office cable management can maximize productivity and improve your mental health.
Designing a material handling robot? Read this blog post to learn how dry-tech components from igus can help yours run maintenance-free.
Last year, igus® developed an intelligent bearing with high-performance plastics to alert system operators of excessive wear before a machine failure happens.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.