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Igus (UK) Ltd

Igus is the largest producer of polymer energy chains and bearings. Energy chains house and protect moving cables over long and short distances at high speeds in all axes. The bearings incorporate maintenance free plain, spherical and linear ranges, for which igus can predict the precise lifetime using test data. “Chainflex” flexible cables can handle tight bending radii in dynamic applications. They include control, robot, motor, data and servo cables.

Igus has produced a new video explaining the drylin ZLW linear robot system in more detail. This modular drive system enables engineers to design and configure their own ready-to-install linear robots with maximum flexibility. With the drylin ZLW system, machine builders can address various design (more...)
The Igus humanoid open platform robot, developed in conjunction with the University of Bonn, is powered by motor-driven, slewing rings. The humanoid open platform robot was developed in conjunction with Bonn’s Autonomous Intelligent Systems group, which conducts research in the areas of (more...)
Published: - 16th November 2016
Robots are increasingly being used to reduce repetitive strain injuries, allow for operation in wet or harsh environments or to save cost. They are frequently used for material handling, for example removing a finished part from a milling machine and replacing it with a blank part for processing. (more...)
Published: - 29th July 2016
During this year’s MACH exhibition at the NEC, Igus formally celebrated its 25th anniversary in the UK. Managing director, Matthew Aldridge, has been with the company since its early days: “Over the last 25 years, Igus has grown considerably and been involved with many high-profile (more...)
Published: - 23rd May 2016
Igus has introduced a new online 3D printing service using lubrication-free, abrasion-resistant iglidur tribo-filament. These parts are extremely strong even when compared to traditionally machined and injection-moulded techniques, making them suitable for low cost prototyping and low volume (more...)
Part of the e-spool energy supply system, e-spool power is fitted with an electric motor and electronic control system with limit switches, to drive and control the standard e-chain to travel lengths of up to 50m. The twisterband connects the roll to the shaft block, which acts as the interface to (more...)
Quick and easy to install, the self-aligning igubal spherical bearings simply press-fit into sheets, bored with a standard 10mm (H7) diameter, and lock axially. The innovative design compensates automatically for errors, so precise alignment of the housing during fitting is unnecessary.As with all (more...)
Polymer bearing specialist igus rounded off 2014 with a celebration of their 50th birthday and also 30 years of their self-lubricating bearing material, iglidur. To mark both milestones and demonstrate the robust and durable nature of the material in extreme environments, igus retrofitted a small (more...)
Published: - 22nd January 2015
drylin Q is the latest torque resistant protected square linear guide system from bearing specialist igus. With self-lubricating and light-weight properties, the adjustable drylin Q is ideal for fixture, positioning and measuring systems. Due to the manual clamp, the drylin Q bearing can be mounted (more...)
Energy chain specialist igus has unveiled its latest accessory for e-chains and e-tubes, the CFV strain relief element. This offers the chance to strain relieve cables outside of the chain cross section, even in enclosed energy tubes. The CVF ensures that cables within the moving e-chain do not move (more...)
Linear motion specialist igus has developed its latest linear belt drive for use in the entertainment and theatre industry. The drylin toothed belt axis is ideal for the movement of stage systems or prop adjustments, offering a range of possible applications. Due to the use of iglidur polymer plain (more...)
e-chain specialist igus has developed the e-spool as an alternative to cable reels and zigzag systems. e-spool is unique in allowing different media types to run together with no breaks at all through the system. Typical applications include stage and theatre and cranes. In this novel customer (more...)
Cable management expert igus has developed its e-rover to supply Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes with both electrical power and data. This allows the RTG to switch from diesel power to electrical power, saving thousands of pounds per year in diesel costs. The e-rover system can feed cranes with any (more...)
Published: - 22nd July 2014
Bearings specialist igus expands its xiros range to meet the requirements of a wide range of industries. Also available are versions manufactured from hazardous-free materials for the food industry which ensures that no harmful substances come into contact with any of the product, whilst bearings (more...)
e-chain specialist igus has developed its latest range of e-chains, the E1 modular chain. The E1 e-chain features an easy snap-open lid, which allows users to fit or access cables quickly. The modular design enables segments of the E1 e-chain to be connected to achieve the desired length. (more...)
Energy chain and cabling specialist igus, has launched its next generation online readycable finder which allows users to find the right drive cable according to the manufacturer's standard, as well as select the desired length and quantity even faster than before. Users are provided with a (more...)
Designers of 3D printers are increasingly turning to plastics expert igus for linear bearings, lead screw units, plain bearings, energy chains and flexible cables in order to provide self-lubricating, abrasion and wear resistant components for the latest 3D printers.Many digital printing machines (more...)
Polymer specialist igus has developed a simple to use press fitting tool for plain bearings. This updated and improved version of the original press fit tool PT-1350, which is designed to be used for bearings with an internal diameter of 13 to 50mm, is to now include the smaller PT-0620 which is (more...)
E2 micro e-chains have been carefully developed by plastics expert, igus, to be the smallest, lightest and most stable of the e-chain range. Available in seven widths, these e-chains feature improved strength and, with small inner heights and bending radii, are ideal for a wide range of applications (more...)
Ensuring that all igus products live up to the company's 'plastics for longer life' mantra, the state-of-the-art dry-tech lab performs over 7,000 tests a year on energy chains and cables, as well as polymer plain bearings and linear systemsDesigned to endure the most demanding (more...)
igubal pillow block bearings from tribo-polymer specialist igus are proving an ideal solution for a wide range of applications within the solar technology and food industries. Thanks to their unique properties, including resistance to temperatures of up to 80°C, these innovative bearings can be (more...)
Not only is plastic expert igus UK proving a great fit for industrial applications, there are also many suitable applications for home and office furniture. The high mechanical strength of igus polymer products has already proven of a consistently high calibre within industrial sectors and now, this (more...)
The chainflex custom cable configurator from plastics specialist igus is helping electrical engineers and designers assemble and order the cables that best meet their needs. Thanks to this innovative online tool, igus can quickly supply its customers with a variety of customised cables.Featuring (more...)
drylin E motor-equipped linear axis from igus are the ultimate in electrical drive technology. Maintenance-free, self-lubricating and resistant to dirt, this drive system is ideal for a variety of applications - from small, medical SLN-27 lead-screws driven systems to large, industrial ZLW-1660 (more...)
igus, the leading expert in dynamic cabling for energy chains, extends its CFRIP range to over 230 cable types. This is a novel solution for stripping cables in which the outer jacket can be stripped to the desired length simply by pulling the special CFRIP cord. "Long lengths can be stripped (more...)
Plastic expert, igus has developed the innovative PRT slewing ring bearing to help engineers and designers easily solve all problems associated with high load rotational applications. With two layers of self-lubricating low-friction sliding polymer pads, in place of those of traditional ball (more...)
A new concept in energy chains has been developed to provide a combination of rotary and linear movement. Mark Simms got to see it in action to understand the problems it addresses.There are many new concepts that seem so obvious once you've seen them, that you wonder why nobody thought of it (more...)
Since xiros ball bearings were launched five years ago, polymer material and bearings expert igus has completed lots of development work resulting in five separate xiros ball bearing materials, many new dimensions and a wide range of different designs available ex-stock within 24 hours. In addition, (more...)
igubal plastic double joint links from bearing specialist igus UK are a cost-effective, easy-to-assemble, fit-and-forget solution that have many advantages over standard steel versions.Steel linkages usually consist of many separate components and are extremely time consuming to assemble. However, (more...)
Bearing specialist igus UK offers interchangeable lubrication-free linear bearing liners that are based on wear resistant plastics specially developed for linear technology. As a result of using the liners, users can reduce downtime and improve their processes significantly.drylin bearing liners are (more...)
Linear bearing specialist igus UK has developed a new addition to its popular drylin W linear guide series. The compact drylin W mono slide is a complete system that consists of fewer parts, reduces installation space and is easier to assemble, enabling design engineers to save installation time and (more...)
Plastics expert, igus has introduced a revolutionary tool that cuts energy chain opening times from 33 to only 2 seconds. The innovative energy chain opening tool makes it extremely quick and easy to open the cross bars, providing an effective solution for energy chain filling and assembly.Like all (more...)
igus, the leading manufacturer of plastic bearings and leadscrews, has developed a new spherical trapezoidal leadscrew nut, combining the technology of igubal self-aligning bearings with drylin leadscrew drives. This new leadscrew nut has a long life with no external lubrication required, and (more...)
The drylin E motor driven linear modules from igus are used in automation, robotics, packaging machines and machine tools. Design engineers often have to build their own gantry systems to give an X-Y or X-Y-Z unit, and this involves making many special components. To help engineers design such (more...)
The fully-featured igus PPDS condition monitoring system is usually only implemented as a safety feature for cable management applications in large scale projects, such as offshore cranes. The cutting edge tool is able to monitor the condition of the energy chain system, alert the maintenance (more...)
Design flexibility is a fundamental factor for applications in the agricultural, vehicle manufacturing, medical, printing and packaging industry sectors, which is why the cost-effective, fully-assembled linear slide rail and carriage drylin W from igus UK is a popular choice.drylin W presents many (more...)
The drylin hybrid linear bearing system presents a unique combination of plain and roller bearings. It is based around the drylin W linear guide family and has been designed to fit within its dimensional envelope without increasing the design width of the range.What makes the hybrid linear bearing (more...)
When supplying energy to machinery, particularly in areas where exposure to dust, dirt, chips and fluid etc is a problem, one issue machine builders have is how to prevent the energy supply from being damaged. For industries such as machine tools and even in general mechanical engineering, cable and (more...)
Energy chain innovator igus UK has developed the new c-chain energy chain system, which allows machine signal and media to be carried in continuous motion.The intelligent c-chain design concept originated from a solution igus developed to eliminate the empty runs that conventional pick and place (more...)
Guide troughs are used to enable energy chain to glide smoothly and securely over travel lengths stretching from 5 metres and upwards, depending on the type of chain used.The new guidefast trough system, developed by plastic energy chain specialist igus UK, is a simple modular design that comprises (more...)
Energy chain expert igus UK has specialised in plastic energy chains since 1971 and, through material and technological advancements, is the market leader in this field.But what is an energy chain, and why do you need one?Justin Leonard, igus Product Director for energy chains, explains more, in (more...)
Energy chain expert igus UK has specialised in plastic energy chains and flexible cables for many years, introducing the first range of dynamically flexible cables for energy chains in 1989.Since then through material and design developments, and exhaustive testing, igus has become the market leader (more...)
The new E4 assembly tool range, from the energy chain specialist igus, is set to make the building of all E-Chains a whole lot simpler.In general Energy Chains are easy to assemble and dis-assemble by using a simple screwdriver, however this can be time consuming, especially when access is (more...)
DryLin linear bearings from linear expert igus operate on glide pads unlike the more common re-circulating ball bearing systems. The igus iglidur J, J 200 and X materials are ideal for most linear applications due to their positive wear and friction properties; being made of standard iglidur (more...)
Xiros plastic ball bearings from igus are designed for applications where the use of grease or lubricants is prohibited. The food and drinks industry, in particular, bans the use of such substances altogether. The design of igus xiros ball bearings is the same as conventional steel bearings, (more...)
The low maintenance, modular P4 roller Energy Chain from igus allows a reliable energy supply system to be implemented on long travel distances up to 800 m. In comparison to conventional roller energy supply systems, where the top and bottom rollers run over each other, the igus P4 roller Energy (more...)
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