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Learn about the different kinds of linear actuators, as well as how both rod-style and track-style actuators work. Selection tips are included, as well as descriptions of component parts.
Slot design, fixing groove depth and width, and material all play an important role in the performance and lifetime of your piston ring.
Some cons of using plastic bearings include that they cannot handle extreme load capacities, extreme temperatures or high rotations per minute. Pros include the ability to handle edge loads and more.
Time and again we talk about the bend radius of our energy chains and cables. Here, we will take a closer look at what that means exactly and why the bend radius is so important.
At what point are temperatures "too high" for plastic plain bearings? You could check the material's data sheet, but that info is usually an approximate figure applied under certain conditions.
The Vector Awards is a way for us to recognize and award the ingenuity of our customers. We want to hear about your design challenges and how igus products helped you solve those problems.
A cable lifetime guarantee based off of data from decades of extensive testing reduces the likelihood of unplanned downtime and makes it easier to plan for cable replacements.
Realizing our customers needed a flexible cable solution that could withstand a variety of movements, igus® decided to design and test cable series – and chainflex® CF1 was born.
This year, you can take advantage of Cyber Monday during the entire week at igus® and make a difference in the process.
Design News caught up with Vice President Rick Abbate to talk about why igus has invested in 3D printing, how that service benefits customers, and what the future holds for additive manufacturing.
With a large amount of motors currently on the market, not many are capable of handling submergence underwater. Discover why that is and how you can tell if a motor is suitable for underwater use.
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.