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Improve technology and reduce costs

For years the igus® motto has been "plastics for longer life®". By this we mean the production of innovative plastic products which reduce maintenance work, achieve technical improvements, at the same time as reducing costs and increasing service life, everything delivered immediately from stock.

Our customers were able to improve the technology and reduce costs in more than 590 applications.
Some examples:

Longest travel in the world - no more downtimes

The longest travel with plastic energy chain  

The e-chain systems® today clearly contribute toward reliability, as system downtimes, for example through cable breaks, are reduced to zero.

Cables defy heat, sun, rain and snow

LED screen  

Previously used cables from a competitor had failed; since then the temperature-resistant chainflex® cables are used; the larger-than-life size LED screen in Dallas functions in any weather.

Rough environment, high speed

Special machine construction  

Even in particularly aggressive ambient conditions like in this high speed machining center, energy supply systems prove their reliability.

Costs saved, machine
availability increased

Beverages industry  

As iglidur® plain bearings have a long service life, and in addition need not be lubricated and costs only a fraction compared to conventional bearings, 90% of the costs could be saved.

More than Euro 10,000 saved each year

Fully automatic tire fitting lines  

The previously used bearings were blocked and the shafts used to break. The lubricant-free igubal® flange bearings used instead have been operating since May 2007 without failure. This saved Euro 2,440 in repair costs and Euro 8,400 in machine stoppages each year.

Trouble-free operation instead of shaft destruction

Concrete pipe cutter  

Due to the dirt accumulation in the ball bearings, the balls were blocked and the shafts were destroyed. The concrete cutting machine has now run for over three years entirely free of troubles despite the extremely heavy-duty operation.

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Hanging installation

Hanging installation of the energy chain 2400 series

Hanging installation    

Roof structure

Thanks to the construction with e-chains® in the thermal spas in Bad Wörishofen, about 100 meters of cable could be saved and the weight of the roof was reduced.

Roof structure    

Handling system

Robotic handling system for circuit boards. Flexible energy supply system in use in clean room technology.

Handling system    

Tooling device

A tooling device to pick pies and place in a cradle needed to be maintenance free...

Tooling device    

High-speed sheet feeding

igus® E6 energy chains are used at Strohmann GmbH. High-speed sheet feeder makes high demands on energy supply.

High-speed sheet feeding    

Pick-up head

The head picks up stacks of printed magazines as they come out of a binding machine and...

Pick-up head    

Pulling arm

The electric tug is used for various applications, but mainly supermarket pallet moving...

Pulling arm    

Muliple bag gripper

Pacepacker wanted to produce a gripper able to lift three 25kg sacks, but remaining within the payload of the robot...

Muliple bag gripper    

Handling device

drylin® linear guide systems provide for compact and thereby highly flexible handling devices.

Handling device    

Handling device

The igus® potentials enable a precise guidance and the maximum gripper speed in both directions "X" and "Y".

Handling device     

Rotary sorter

The igubal® flange bearings were by far the most cost-efficient alternative in comparison.

Rotary sorter    

Rust-free roller chain

The maintenance-free polymer bearings are used in rust-proof roller chains, which are employed to drive main and auxiliary equipment.

Rust-free roller chain    

Conveyor chains

The application of an iglidur® plain bearing on the outer side of the pin was the main new aspect of the design.

Conveyor chains    

Conveyor chain

Application of drylin® W for the guidance of a conveyor chain for goods.

Conveyor chain    

Filling-shoe mechanism in a compaction unit

Application of drylin® R linear plain bearings for a filling shoe mechanism of a compaction unit.

Filling-shoe mechanism in a compaction unit    

Machine tool for workpieces

To save installation space and toreduce forces and torques, an e-chain® was wound around a gripper.

Machine tool for workpieces    

Two-girder bridge crane

With the perfectly fitting energy supplysystem for this crane system, the overalldimension for the installation was considerablyreduced.

Two-girder bridge crane    

Adhesive resin system

In the case of this adhesive resin system, a lifting platform moves upwardto a height three or four times a day to empty barrels with a volume ofapprox. 200 litres.

Adhesive resin system    

Robot for printed circuit boardhandling

For the handling of printed circuit boards, a six-axis robot is used in the case of this application instead of the usual linear systems.

Robot for printed circuit boardhandling    

Assembly crane

This crane in a truck assembly plant is used to unload andtransport the individual vehicle chassis at the beginning of the assembly process.

Assembly crane    

Pallet changer

In the case of this application, the worksafety was increased by integrating theenergy supply system into the body of thepallet changer.

Pallet changer    

SCARA robot

The special feature of thisapplication is the hot chips produced during the machining process, which do not stick tothe igus® e-chain® and therefore extremely reduce the maintenance expenditure as a result.

SCARA robot    

Workpiece storage location

This workpiece storage location is designedfor automated shift operation. At the same time, the energy supply mustbe provided in all four axes of motion(three linear axes and one rotational axis).

Workpiece storage location    

Closed-loop guide system

drylin® N 40 carriage is used in this closed-loop guide system.

Closed-loop guide system    

Two-component mixing unit

drylin® trapezoidal leadscrew nuts and iglidur® high-performance polymer in two-component blending station.

Two-component mixing unit    

Conveyor facility

The maintenance-free igubal® rod end bearing is used as connecting component between pneumatic cylinder and adjusting lever.

Conveyor facility    

Household appliances production

Just 24 hours passed between order, delivery and installation. The entire system functions without any problem from the first day on.

Household appliances production    

Loading and unloading facility

Rigorous requirements imposed on the energy supply: Cycle times and narrow bend radii are a considerable strain on energy supply and lines.

Loading and unloading facility    

Storage-slide unit for an automatic storage/retrieval system

Effective with little installation space

Storage-slide unit for an automatic storage/retrieval system    

Automatic product feed

An automatic product feed takes products to a blister sealing machine.

Automatic product feed    

Battery filling machine

The plain bearings in the components are constantly exposed to air containing acid.

Battery filling machine    

Unloading robot

Unloading robot in industry: linear bearings enable very quiet running and are totally maintenance-free.

Unloading robot    

Conveyor chains

Overhead conveyors for transporting packaged goods within the factory are used to transport a wide variety of goods.

Conveyor chains    

iglidur® plain bearings in lifting equipment

Lubrication-free and wear-resistant bearings under extremely high load.

iglidur® plain bearings in lifting equipment    

Crane sensor

These sensors are used to prevent the blocks on the individual cranes from moving.

Crane sensor    

Air cushion table

Reliable continuous operation in air cushion table on industrial feed.

Air cushion table    

Press
feeding device

The new press feeding device needed more space for the new loader.

Press  feeding device    

Chip conveyor

The bearings in this chain conveyor must be able to run dry, yet also come into contact with aggressive coolants and metal powders.

Chip conveyor    

Indoor and outdoor cranes

Outdoor cranes must withstand harsh weather conditions. Indoor cranes also work under alternating moisture influences with simultaneous extremely high temperatures.

Indoor and outdoor cranes    

Bucket wheel reclaimer

This bucket wheel reclaimer also has to be equipped with a assembling of +/-180° which can move in a circle. The e-chains® have to acced this movement.

Bucket wheel reclaimer    

Fully automatic indoor crane

In halls in particular, every little bit of space often counts.

Fully automatic indoor crane    

Crane in sawmill

This crane is to be used in a sawmill to transport up to 8 cubic metres of wood chips at once.

Crane in sawmill    

Tobacco packaging

A lot of dust occurs during the tobacco packing. For this reason, an e-chain® that works perfectly even under very dusty conditions had to be found for this packaging machine.

Tobacco packaging    

Coal tipper

Only six weeks' service life with competitor's product. No downtime after six months with igus®.

Coal tipper    

Storage and Retrieval Units for High-Bay Warehouses

igus® energy chains are used in the storage and retrieval units of the company viastore systems in Stuttgart due to their operational reliability, even more noise reduction and lower material costs.

Storage and Retrieval Units for High-Bay Warehouses    

Container unloading machine

Containers are unloaded in a highly dynamic and semi-automated manner. The e-chains® are able to support these dynamic forces.

Container unloading machine    

Self-driving transport system

This self-guiding transportation system is intended for logistics automation tasks.

Self-driving transport system    

Hall crane equipment

This energy supply saves space by avoiding the trough.

Hall crane equipment    

Concrete production

No more short circuits for demanding logistics tasks.

Concrete production    

Laminate sampler line

By avoiding lubricants, the transported laminated pieces remain clean.

Laminate sampler line    

Material treatment

This application prepares raw material for the subsequent production of screws and rivets.

Material treatment    

Transporter for steel coils

Heavy steel coils are transported here. The energy supply is recessed into the floor.

Transporter for steel coils    

Hall cranes

Reliable energy supply for crane and gantry travel in waste sorting operations.

Hall cranes    

Anti-magnetic linear drive

An innovative linear drive for transporting loads with or without guides.

Anti-magnetic linear drive    

Steel production

High speed transportation of hot steel.

Steel production    

Wood transport

Weather protection for the exterior transport of wooden panels.

Wood transport    

Handling roof tiles

No more cork screws and cable failures when transporting roof shingles.

Handling roof tiles    

Handling robot

This robot has no difficulty dealing with heavy loads when loading and unloading conveyor belts.

Handling robot    

Handling device

Precise positioning of products in shelves while subject to dirt exposure.

Handling device    

Unloader with conveyor belt

This unloader with a conveyor belt now works reliably.

Unloader with conveyor belt    

Handling facility

Cole is transported in this handling facility over a distance of 200 meters.

Handling facility    

Automated medicine handling

Preassembled energy supply systems are used in the automated handling of medicines.

Automated medicine handling    

Wooden reel

This wooden reel for winding steel wire is particularly durable and increases safety in warehouses.

Wooden reel    

Delta robot

This delta robot can carry out pick-and-place applications reliably and fast.

Delta robot    

Forklifts from Jungheinrich

Jerk-free linear motions – from the steering wheel to the fork

Forklifts from Jungheinrich    
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