Southern Manufacturing 2016 

(9-11th February 2016)

FIVE, Farnborough

stand N97

igus® will be showcasing several new cable and bearing products on its stand (N97) throughout the 2016 Southern Manufacturing show. Dedicated to meeting the growing needs of manufacturers and engineers, igus® offers a wide range of cost effective, lightweight and maintenance free solutions for a variety of applications.

One key highlight on the stand will be the new dryin® W linear guide system, which is constructed entirely of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP). Ideal for applications across the aerospace, automotive and medical industries, the drylin® W linear guide system is up to 60% lighter than a traditional steel rail system, and 40% less compared with, the ‘light’ alternative, an aluminium rail. This light weight system is available for travel lengths of up to 2 metres, allowing designers to develop a more cost-effective solution.

“This CFRP linear system is ideal for aerospace and motorsport applications where weight may constitute money, or where high dynamic movements are important, such as robots for manufacturing,” said Rob Dumayne, director at igus®. “In addition, the carbon drylin® rail is available as a completely metal-free belt drive system, which integrates plastic pulleys and xiros® plastic ball bearings, meaning these systems can be used without restrictions within X-ray equipment.

Another focus will be the readychain speed 2.0 offering from igus®. Whilst looking for a solution to reduce the amount of cable needed for a customer, igus®developed readychain®; a pre-harnessed energy chain with integrated attachment designed for fast swapping.  As with the whole readychain® service, the manufacturer only needs to determine exactly what is required, and igus® will supply the energy chain fully assembled and ready to fit.

igus® will also be showcasing its wear resistant and maintenance free tribotape materials along with the new xiros® ball bearings material S180.

Throughout the Southern Manufacturing show, technical experts from igus® will be on the stand (N97) and available to provide visitors with practical advice and guidance on selecting igus® products and solutions for their own specific applications.

If you would like to arrange an appointment, please call Paula Matthews at igus® on +44 (0)1604 677240 or email at:

For further information about the dryin® W linear guide system and readychain, please visit: or call igus® directly on 01604 677240.