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Electrical Equipment & Systems

Flexible Control Cables feature 600 V UL AWM compliance.

Intended for flexing applications on automated machinery, Chainflex® CF5 control cables and CF6 shieldedÂ- cables comply with 600 V AWM styles. Operating voltage rating of 600 V enables connection to motors worldwide as well as use in applications that require use where local electrical codes mandate cables be same voltage regardless of actual function....

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Material Handling & Storage

Marcotte Mining Strikes Gold

East Providence, RI - Marcotte Mining Machinery Services, a manufacturer of durable, low-maintenance utility vehicles for harsh, underground environments, has scooped the top award for most innovative cable carrier application in a worldwide competition. Marcotte Mining beat out the Canadian competition at the country level of the international vector awards, organized by igus® - a leading...

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Nothing Left Behind

East Providence, RI - One way to effectively protect food from metal-particle contamination is to install an electric metal detector. Any goods affected are then rejected. Plastic bearing expert igus®, located in East Providence, Rhode Island, has developed its range of available self-aligning bearing materials to meet this requirement. At this year's Hannover Industrial Fair in Hanover,...

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Material Handling & Storage

Cable Drum Alternative Showcased at IMTS 2012

East Providence, RI - igus®, a worldwide leader in cable carriers, continuous-flex cables, plastic bushings, self-aligning bearings and linear guides, will be exhibiting at IMTS 2012, booth 5613 in the East Building, from September 10-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Il. igus has created an interactive booth where visitors can learn how to integrate a wide range of products to solve their...

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Material Handling & Storage

Special Design Award Goes to Pneumatic Hand

Robot hand uses Zipper-style cable carriers from igus East Providence, RI - Louisiana Robotic Machines has developed an innovative, all-pneumatic robot hand that uses Zipper-style cable carriers in its finger joints. The design won the Special Design" award in the igus® vector® 2012 competition, which sought to honor those implementing polymer cable carriers in unique and challenging...

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Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Plastic Bushings Are the Backbone of Students' Robot

The 21st annual FIRST® Robotics Championship came to a close on April 28th in the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, MO. More than 30,000 fans, families, educators and industry leaders gathered for the week-long event, which celebrated the engineering and robotics accomplishments of more than 600 student teams from all over the globe. igus®, a diamond-level sponsor for the organization,...

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Fasteners & Hardware

Rod End Bearings come with application-specific ball materials.

Suitable for rotating, oscillating, and linear movements, igubal® K-Series rod end bearings are available in clip version with different ball materials: 6 high-performance plastic blends as well as stainless steel. Balls come in iglide® L280 for applications with high wear rates, cost-effective iglide R, low-friction iglide J, iglide J4 with low moisture absorption, chemical- and high...

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Linear Bearings Deliver Savings of $36,000
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Linear Bearings Deliver Savings of $36,000

A manufacturer of scientific instruments and laboratory equipment used for applications and research in particle science technology uses DryLin® R linear bearings in its series of physisorption and chemisorption analyzers. The manufacturer replaced recirculating ball bearings, which required frequent maintenance and re-lubrication, and as a result is able to save more than $36,000 per year....

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Material Handling & Storage

Cable Carrier offers low-vibration, low-noise operation.

With polygon effect of 37 dB (A), abrasion- and wear-resistant System E6.1 Energy Chain® is modular and can be lengthened/shortened. Elastic polymer spring elements connect side parts of cable carriers to one another, preventing relative movements between joints, while crossbars swing open on both sides by 115° along inner and outer radius to accommodate cable installation/removal....

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