Ready-to-connect readychain from igus reduces assembly times of machining centres
Nov21

Ready-to-connect readychain from igus reduces assembly times of machining centres

Taiwanese tool manufacturer Hartford uses fully-assembled energy chain systems from igus in its robotic machining centres. This cuts out many process steps for the manufacturer, reducing assembly time from several weeks to just half a day. Another benefit for Hartford is that when it orders readychain from igus, it is from a single source and delivered onsite fully tested. In hardly any other industry are throughput times as important...

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New chainflex CAN bus cable for highly dynamic energy chain applications
Nov13

New chainflex CAN bus cable for highly dynamic energy chain applications

Features EAC and CTP approval for easy trading in the Russian market igus has introduced a new CAN bus cable for highly dynamic energy chain applications, such as in machine tools and production equipment. The chainflex CFBUS cables is available with either a highly abrasion-resistant PVC (CFBUS.PVC.020) or oil-resistant PUR (CFBUS.PUR.020) outer jacket. Both cable options have EAC and CTP approvals, simplifying trade with the Russian...

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Unique separator system from igus speeds up e-chain harnessing
Sep12

Unique separator system from igus speeds up e-chain harnessing

Developed to combine the advantages of the E2/000 and E4.1 in one product range, the E4.1L was developed specifically to save assembly time. In comparison with standard interior separation, the E4.1L ‘lean’ features interior clip in slotted separators that provide up to an 80 percent assembly time saving. The E4.1L system is the ideal energy chain for protecting and guiding moving cables and hoses on applications of all kinds, where...

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Light and strong: igus aluminium support trays for energy chains in corrosive environments
Aug15

Light and strong: igus aluminium support trays for energy chains in corrosive environments

When energy chains operate in “unsupported” mode, support trays enable the lower run of the chain to roll smoothly and securely. In addition to galvanised steel and stainless steel trays, igus now offers a lightweight option made of anodised aluminium for use in corrosive environments. The structure of the aluminium support tray consists of two side plates, each equipped with a damping profile and a sliding bar; this guarantees...

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igus introduces its largest energy chain for light robotic applications
Oct26

igus introduces its largest energy chain for light robotic applications

Easy assembly and cable routing igus, the motion plastics specialist, has launched triflex TRLF.125, extending the TRLF family to include its largest 125mm nominal diameter e-chain, in addition to existing 65, 87.5 and 100mm internal diameter sizes. These TRLF energy chains are ideally suited for robotics and other applications that require electrical power cables, data cables and hoses to remain secure and protected during multi-axis...

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igus to demonstrate Industry 4.0 solutions at Advanced Engineering Show
Sep21

igus to demonstrate Industry 4.0 solutions at Advanced Engineering Show

igus, the motion plastics specialist, will be exhibiting its solutions for demanding moving applications at this year’s Advanced Engineering Show, 2-3rd November 2016, NEC Birmingham. Whether in the aerospace or automotive industry, when it comes to weight savings, design engineers increasingly rely on carbon fibre. To meet the demands in this field, igus developed a carbon fibre drylin W rail, which will be on display at The NEC,...

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igus showcases latest automation and industry 4.0 technologies at NME 2016
Jul14

igus showcases latest automation and industry 4.0 technologies at NME 2016

Motion plastics specialist, igus, will be showcasing a range of its latest automation solutions in line with industry 4.0 at this year’s Northern Manufacturing and Electronics (NME) event, which takes place in Manchester, 28th – 29th September. Visitors to the igus stand (stand D44) will see demonstrations of the new igus smart plastics that help enable machine and system builders open the door to Industry 4.0. The chainflex cable,...

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