White Papers

In-depth technical papers written with the engineer in mind. Including data direct from the igus® test lab

  • e-spool: The next generation of the cable reel

    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

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  • The ACME Lead Screw System

    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

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  • White Paper: Reducing vibration of cable carriers

    White Paper: Reducing vibration of cable carriers

    In a wide range of applications customers are demanding increased accuracy and precision from their production equipment. In industries including printer design, semiconductor manufacturing, and machi

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  • Maximizing Shaft and Bearing Lifetimes in Agricultural Machinery

    Maximizing Shaft and Bearing Lifetimes in Agricultural Machinery

    Explore different processes of surface treating shaft materials and examine the effects on wear behavior of plain bearings i agriculture applications.

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  • Ready to replace your older PTFE lined bearings?

    Ready to replace your older PTFE lined bearings?

    Compare how drylin® performs compared to bearings which use a PTFE-based, bonded liner, in both wear and friction testing.

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  • White Paper - True Cost of Bearing Lubrication

    White Paper - True Cost of Bearing Lubrication

    This white paper explains how much it actually costs to lubricate a ball bearing and the cost saving benefits of switching to a self-lubricating plastic bearing.

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  • Plastic Bearings Have Staying Power

    Plastic Bearings Have Staying Power

    In this white paper, uncover common misconceptions and learn the true reliability of tribologically-optimized plastic bearings.

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  • Less is More Approach to Robotic Cable Management

    Less is More Approach to Robotic Cable Management

    This white paper centers on designing cable management systems for six-axis robots in three separate sections, and optimizing cable management for robotic applications.

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