How does the Port of Virginia remain a leader in the port industry?
In the ship to shore crane industry, threat of system failure is a constant. With expensive downtime, dange...
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igus® by the numbers
igus® is a leading, global manufacturer of engineered plastic components. For over 50 years, we have developed innovative solutions for moving applications in almost every industry.
New igus chainflex cable innovations presented at SPS 2018
Head of igus chainflex cables, Rainer Rössel, explains the new and available lines of chainflex cables. These new cables include robot cables with a torsion angle of ±360 degrees, a new line of heat r
The ACME Lead Screw System
One of the most common lead screw geometries in North American manufacturing is the ACME lead screw system. Designed with a trapezoidal shape, a flank angle of 29 degrees and a higher pitch than faste
The world's longest e-chain® runs for over 10 years
A coal-fired power plant in the Czech Republic receives energy through an igus® e-chain®. This plastic cable carrier, which has continuously been in operation for ten years, travels over 2,017 feet.
Power supply in overhead cranes: energy chains vs. festoons
Reliable and dynamic cable management is one of the greatest challenges in modern crane technology. While the components must be modular, they should also be consistently easy to install, low maintena
igus® e-tubes drive bending tool of top manufacturer
TRUMPF Inc. is a global leader in manufacturing machine tools. In one of its most complex and popular bending machine product lines, energy tubes from igus® are used to guide and protect cables. More
Machine cutting leader improves productivity with igus® e-chains®
One of the world’s most innovative businesses in machine cutting has improved its productivity with igus® energy chains in one of its flagship products. Engineers at Messer Cutting Systems, based in W
The wheelchair redefined with igus® bearings
For wheelchair users, the judders of uneven ground can seem all too familiar. Determined to make ride discomfort a thing of the past, Israel-based company, SoftWheel, has completely reinvented the whe
Device for boat operators is a breeze on the knees
Paul Nowack developed a love affair with the sea at an early age. His knees, back, and joints saw the Florida man’s passion as a love-hate relationship that grew more challenging with each new ocean a
igus® component helps students design award-winning child-proof lock
Students from a prestigious technical university in Germany developed a child safety lock for cleaning agent bottles that includes a self-lubricating igus® bearing.
How to assemble a zero or anti-backlash nut
In this video igus® drylin® product Specialist, Nick Isabella, demonstrates how to install a zero backlash nut on a lead screw. Zero backlash or anti-backlash assemblies employ two nuts, which are for
igus® House of Horrors - powered by the drylin D3
Late at night when all igus employees have gone home, something creepy is going on in the drylin® laboratory. The drylin® dryve D3 DC motor controller, drylin® W slides, and some creative props make a
e-spool: The next generation of the cable reel
The igus® e-spool is an alternative to traditional cable reels, which are used to guide cables and hoses in confined spaces. The e-spool system can guide several cables or media lines, including power
e-chain® Installation Guide
e-chains® in power automated drilling operations
An offshore drilling company from Norway is using energy chains from igus® to help provide a reliable power supply under extreme conditions for automated drilling operations on platforms.
Redesigning the Portsmouth Memorial Bridge with modernized engineering
Spanning across the Piscataqua River connecting New Hampshire and Maine, the Portsmouth Memorial Bridge was built in 1923 as an official tribute to the New Hampshire sailors and soldiers of World War
How to switch to plastic bearings
drylin® T linear guide systems were specially developed for applications in automation and handling systems. The design objective was a rugged linear guide for application in the most diverse - and al
The six advantages of linear plain bearings
Linear bearing systems create sliding technology for maximum design potential. The tribologically-optimized plastic liners, self-lubricating bearings customizable rails allow engineers the abi
drylin® W toolkit by igus®
The drylin® W toolkit is one of our most popular solutions. See why you should make the switch to self-lubricating linear motion! For more information visit https://www.igus.com
Building human organs is underway with cell-stacking technology