Share
Industrial Technology - NEWS - Linked In Industrial Technology - Twitter
Latest Issue
Diary and Events

Southern Manufacturing

FIVE, Farnborough(GU14 6XL)

21/03/2017(09:30) - 23/03/2017

The UK's LARGEST regional manufacturing technology, electronics and subcontracting exhibition. (more)

Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2017

Messe Stutgart, Germany

28/03/2017 - 30/03/2017

As the world’s leading exhibition for the fastener and fixing industry Fastener Fair Stuttgart (more)

Industry 4.0 Summit

Manchester Central Convention Complex(M2 3GX)

04/04/2017 - 05/04/2017

Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, smart manufacturing, digital factories…these are (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

Arena MK, Milton Keynes(MK1 1ST)

27/04/2017(09:00)

The new Machine Vision Conference & Exhibition gives you insight into the latest developments in (more)

PPMA 2017 Show

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

26/09/2017 - 28/09/2017

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? VisitAre you involved in the buying, financing or maintaining of machinery? If so (more)

Bearings bring reliability to clothing testing robot

Bearings bring reliability to clothing testing robot

'Porton Man' is a testing robot that was built by Crawley Creatures to trial protective clothing for the British Military. The developers used iglidur X plain bearings in all of its joints.

In order to ensure that clothing is safe for use and provides adequate protection against chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear substances, the clothing needs to be contaminated with such elements. As conventional bearings quickly fail when faced with chemical agents such as mustard gas and sarin, developers turned to igus for its iglidur X series of abrasion resistant bearings.

As well as offering extreme resistance to chemicals, these bearings remain unaffected by water and can withstand temperatures ranging from -100 to 250°C, making them the perfect solution for a robot with such an important job.

 

Other News from Igus (UK) Ltd

Bus cables for moving applications

Latest news about Bearings and slides

Additional Information
Text styles