igus Inc.

Material Handling & Storage

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...

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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

A Smoother Ride with Plastic Bearings

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - December 16, 2008 - Straitline Components, a manufacturer of precision pedals for biking hobbyists and extremists, employed lubrication-free iglide® G300 bearings after roller bushings caused premature wear and failure for its customers. Straitline manufactures a wide range of bicycle pedals and parts from brake levers and inner guides to bash rings. Every component is...

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Material Handling & Storage

Robotics Students Use Cable Carriers and Linear Guides

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - December 16, 2008 - igus® Inc. is the newest sponsor for Botball, an educational robotics program funded by the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics. The Botball Program aims to integrate science, technology, engineering, and math with robotics to keep students on the cutting edge of technology . For the 2009 competition, igus donated Energy Chain® cable carriers...

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Material Handling & Storage

24-Hour Schedule No Problem for Linear Guides

Custom machine packages four cases a minute, 24-hours a day EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - November 18, 2008 - Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc. uses maintenance-free DryLin® W linear guides in a custom packaging machine used to box up four cases of plastic bottles per minute, 24 hours a day. The linear guides replace standard slotted brackets and act as a vertical guide for the machine's...

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Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Linear Bearings offer manually adjustable clearance.

Featuring turn-to-fit hand clamp, DryLin® W linear guides let users decide whether standard clearance is acceptable or if unit needs to be pre-tensioned. Tolerance can be modified over entire bearing surface by inserting provided Allen key into adjustment screw in side of carriage. Completely lubrication-free and contaminant-resistant, bearings come in hard-anodized aluminum, single- and...

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Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

The Largest Plastic Cable Carrier in the World

igus unveils cable carrier for offshore platforms EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - November 18, 2008 - Cable carrier-expert igus® has launched the largest-ever plastic cable carrier in the world. The new Energy Chain® 'E4.350' is wear proof, maintenance free and resistant to seawater and mineral oil. The giant cable carrier was primarily developed for demanding applications exposed to ice, wind,...

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Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Bearing up in the Packaging Industry

Linear bearings reach 10 million cycles on packaging machine EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - November 18, 2008 - Matrix Packaging Machinery, a primary packaging equipment manufacturer, implemented maintenance-free DryLin® R linear bearings on its packaging machines after recirculating ball bearings caused shaft damage and grease leaks. Matrix manufactures form fill and seal packaging equipment to...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Off-the-Shelf Slide Tables

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - October 10, 2008 - igus®' DryLin® slide tables are available pre-assembled and off-the-shelf, saving the engineering time and in-house manufacturing costs involved with custom assemblies. They are a bolt-on solution requiring zero maintenance and are extremely low cost when compared to ball bearing and custom slide table systems. The DryLin slide tables require no...

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Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Bearing Lifetime Calculator

igus offers bearing selection program based on decades of product test results EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - October 10, 2008 - The igus® Expert System is a complimentary, 24-hour-accessible database that accurately predicts the life expectancy of its plastic bearings for use in any application based on given application parameters. The Expert System contains more than 15 years of intensive product...

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