igus Presents The World’s Lightest Cobot

New ReBeL with fully integrated polymer strain wave gear lowers entry barriers in service robotics Automation made very easy: with the new ReBeL, igus now presents a plastic cobot that weighs only ten kilograms. Together with low costs, low maintenance and simple operation, the ReBeL makes new innovative ideas in…

igus Programme For Recycling Energy Chains Picks Up Speed

Machine components made of plastic have long since become indispensable in industry. So it is natural to ask what the recycling situation will be at the end of their service life. One possible answer is provided by the motion plastics specialist igus. In the chain recycling programme, customers can send…

Wound Tribo Plain Bearings From Igus Reduce Wear In Heavy-Duty Applications

Lubrication-free and maintenance-free heavy-duty material iglidur TX2 shows a 3.5-fold improvement in wear behaviour in tests Especially for heavy-duty applications in the construction machinery or agricultural industry, igus now has the new tribo-material iglidur TX2 in its product range, which works without lubrication. Because even small excavators still need 50…

igus Showcases 168 Tribo Innovations At Its 2021 Motion Plastics Show

The real-life/virtual trade show invites visitors to use high-performance polymers to improve their moving applications More new products, product extensions and digital offerings than ever before: the 2021 "igus Motion Plastics Show" is opening digitally. Visitors can look forward to 168 innovations from all departments – from telescopic robot tube…

Lubrication-Free Plastic Solutions For Food Processing

For movement purposes, specially optimised plastics can be used in many different ways in the food and packaging industry. Although high-performance plastics used to be overlooked as suitable materials for machine components, they are now a standard feature of equipment used in many branches of industry. They are successfully coping…

No Chance For Mould!

For the building and vehicle technology as well as for the aircraft industry, mould is not only a great annoyance, but also a serious health hazard. To prevent this, it is not only important to use the right ventilation technology, but also to use mould-resistant components. Therefore, igus had its…

Maintenance-Free 3D Printed Grippers Make Packaging Machines Effective

Thanks to plastic grippers from the 3D printer, producers save 85 percent on costs and 70 percent on time. When an eagle grasps prey, it adapts its grip to the respective size in a lightning fast move. The packaging industry can only dream of this flexibility. Their metal grippers, which…

New Online Tool For Maintenance-Free Guide Rollers From Igus

Maintenance-free, hygienic and clean: these are the requirements of the food and packaging industry for its components. For this reason, designers of film and labelling systems rely on smooth-running guide rollers with lubrication-free plastic components from igus. To assist the customer in the quick selection of the right roller for…

From The “Rohbot” To The Robot: Low Cost Automation

Low cost automation less than the price of the established automation suppliers for just a few thousand euro—this is exactly what many users want. But making wishes a reality is often a difficult task: What products go together? How good is the solution? Who can support me? At the Hannover…
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