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Plastic Plain Bearings for Ski Bindings
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Plastic Plain Bearings for Ski Bindings

Plastic plain bearings for ski bindings EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A Colorado-based manufacturer has incorporated iglideÂ-® plastic plain bearings from igusÂ-® into its high-end, telemark ski-bindings, which has both created a more reliable product and virtually eliminated maintenance requirements. Defective ski-bindings risk the health and life of a skier, so it is vitally important that...

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Mechanical Components and Assemblies

Cable Carriers Minimize Downtime Costs

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - February 18, 2009 - GUDEL Inc. uses reinforced plastic cable carriers from igus-® across its range of automated systems-from multi-axis robots and press-transfer systems, to factory-automation equipment and gantry robots. The cable carriers guide and protect moving cables and hoses, helping to reduce the risk of cable failure and minimizing downtime for GUDEL's customers....

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Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Low Cost Bearings for High-speed Scanning

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - January 29, 2009 - Imaging Business Machines LLC (IBML) uses iglide-® polymer plain bearings in its line of intelligent document-scanning platforms. The low-cost, self-lubricating bushings withstand the paper dust created by the scanners and the six-day, 24-hour operation schedules frequently demanded of them. IBML's main goal is to ensure organizations-such as financial...

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Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Mini Polymer Bearings are self-aligning.

Featuring wall thickness of 3 mm, igubalÂ-® spherical bearings are light and resilient, do not require lubrication or seal, and adapt to all angular misalignments. Housing and spherical ball liner absorbs vibrations differently than steel, and rotational, swiveling, and oscillating movements of self-supporting shaft take place within spherical cap, which has dampening effect. Bearing housing...

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Electrical Equipment & Systems

ReadyChain Reduces Downtime for Second Largest Marine Terminal in Va.

Pre-harnessed Energy Chain cable carriers and Chainflex cables used on ship-to-shore crane EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - January 22, 2008 - igus-® Inc., the industry-leading developer of Energy Chain Systems-®, Chainflex-® continuous-flex cables and iglide-® plastic bearings, today announced that Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT), operated and maintained by Virginia International Terminals (VIT),...

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Multi-Axis Cable Carriers feature fiber rod assemblies.

Multi-Axis Cable Carriers feature fiber rod assemblies.

Developed to protect moving cables and hoses on 6-axis robots, TriflexÂ-® R Cable Carriers feature integral fiber rod assemblies with iglideÂ-® bearing on moving tips to optimize torsional strength and withstand extreme twisting movements. Available in enclosed and light version, Triflex system is able to move multi-dimensionally in all axes and can twist up to 380Â-

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Students at the University of Buffalo Rely on Products from Igus to Make Their Hiding-Apparatus Project a Success
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Students at the University of Buffalo Rely on Products from Igus to Make Their Hiding-Apparatus Project a Success

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - March 29, 2007 - Igus-® Inc., the leading developer of iglide-® plastic bearings, DryLin-® linear bearings and Energy Chain Systems-®, today announced that students studying architecture at the University of Buffalo used donated igubal-® spherical bearings and DryLin S aluminum shafting on a unique project. The team of fifteen, which was challenged to design and build...

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Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Igus Offers Design Tips and a Dialogue on Motion Control with New Online Forum, Tech Talk

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - April 27, 2007 - Igus-® Inc., the leading developer of iglide-® plastic bearings, DryLin-® linear bearings and guide systems and Energy Chain-® cable carriers, today announced the debut of Tech Talk: DryLin Linear Bearings, a newly created forum on the company's website. Tech Talk offers design guidance and tips on using DryLin linear bearings and guide systems and is...

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Cable Carrier uses magnetics to minimize friction and noise.

Cable Carrier uses magnetics to minimize friction and noise.

LeviChain system integrates iron content into Energy ChainÂ-®, which is placed between 2 attracting magnetic rails. Magnets pull on iron in cable carrier, causing it to float within field of attraction. Split crossbar design allows installation or removal of cables without any tools, and magnetic field will not produce any inductive influence on power or bus cables. Virtually silent with 41.7...

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Cable Carriers withstand temperatures to 1,562-
Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Cable Carriers withstand temperatures to 1,562-

High-temperature, chip-repellent version of Systems E2 and E4 Energy Tubes is constructed with igumid HT polymer material, making it suitable for applications where scalding chips or metal fragments are prevalent. Snap-open hinges are located on inner or outer radius of lid according to preference, enabling repair or replacement of cables housed within. Available options include horizontal or...

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Company News

igus Wins 2014 Leadership in Engineering Award

The manufacturer of high-tech plastic bearings and cable carrier systems has been acknowledged for its mechanical engineering leadership with this new recognition East Providence, Rhode Island – igus Inc., manufacturer of motion plastics, has been named the winner of the annual Leadership in Engineering Award in the mechanical engineering category. The awards, presented by Design World Magazine...

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Company News

igus-® Student Robotics Support Expands in New Organization

igus and others announce the formation of REM-C, the Roboticists, Engineers, and Manufacturers Consortium. East Providence, RIÂ- – Plastics expert and founder of the Y.E.S. (Young Engineers’ Support) Program igusÂ-® is excited to announce its part as a founding member of the new university/industry partnership program REM-C (Roboticists, Engineers Manufacturers Consortium). A...

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Company News

igus-® Continues Support of Nationwide Student Robotics Competition

For the fifth consecutive season, igusÂ-® is a sponsor for BotballÂ-®, an educational robotics program produced by the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics. The BotballÂ-® Educational Robotics Program provides real-world relevance and development of rigorous STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) skills that are immediately applicable in college and demanding...

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igus-® Sponsors 21st Annual BEST(TM) Robotics Competition

The 21st annual BEST™ Robotics competition has kicked off at hub locations across the country. This year marks igus’ ninth season as a nationwide product sponsor in the event. This year’s competition is underway, with regional semi-finals due to begin in November and December. BEST’s 2013 “Gatekeeper” theme is aimed around students creating a new CPU for the original BEST Robot,...

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igus-® Keeps Moving

Following a record year, igus is again investing heavily in new product divisions, research and logistics in 2013 igusÂ-® Inc. the world’s leading manufacturer of Energy ChainsÂ-® and polymer plain bearings, is continuing its growth trend. Despite difficult market conditions in 2012, igus managed to increase turnover by five percent and finished the year on a record high. igus is...

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Plastic Plain Bearing Competition

Plastic plain bearing specialist igus has just launched its manus competition for the sixth time. The international competition has taken place every two years since its inception in 2003. The last contest, which ran in 2011, received over 300 entries from all over the world. The manus competition seeks innovative and challenging applications that use self-lubricating, maintenance-free polymer...

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igus Releases 2013 Bearings Catalog

igus has released a 2013 bearings catalog for its iglide plastic bushings, igubal self-aligning bearings, and DryLin linear bearings and guides. The new edition features a number of innovative new product lines, such as knife-edge rollers offering oil-free deflection for conveyor belts, and zero-backlash leadscrew nuts. The catalog additionally offers 17 new plastic bearing materials suitable for...

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igus Supports Nationwide Student Robotics Competition

For the fifth consecutive season, igus is a sponsor for Botball, an educational robotics program produced by the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics. The Botball Educational Robotics Program provides real-world relevance and development of rigorous STEM skills that are immediately applicable in college and industry. Teams of middle and high school students design, build, program and document...

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igus-® Sponsors 2013 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

The 2013 Rube Goldberg Machine ContestÂ-® has opened for registration to international collegiate, high school, and middle school teams. This is the second consecutive year for igusÂ-® as a nationwide product sponsor of the event. The 2013 contest, entitled Hammer a Nail , is aimed to encourage critical thinking and problem solving skills in a non-traditional learning environment....

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igus-® Sponsors 20th Annual BEST Robotics Competition

The 20th annual BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics Competition has kicked off at hub locations nationwide. This is the eighth year for igusÂ-® as a nationwide product sponsor of the event. The 2012 game, entitled WARP XX , was unveiled a few months ago as a teaser for more than 1,000 competing teams. WARP XX is aimed at the concept of the Space Elevator, a proposed...

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