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Rolls instead of glides: igus Rol-E-Chain for long distances EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - August 26, 2009 - igus®' Rol-E-Chain cable carriers have a unique design: built-in wheels to facilitate travel over long distances, such as on a crane. The wheels are integrated into the cable carrier's side links and reduce friction dramatically, which makes longer travel, heavier load and faster speed...

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500,000 Cycles Per Year
Electrical Equipment & Systems

500,000 Cycles Per Year

Pre-Harnessed Cable Carriers Withstand High Speeds and Accelerations EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - August 13, 2009 - Jessup Engineering uses pre-harnessed cable carriers from igus® on its overhead hoists for the metal-finishing industry. The cable carriers replace umbilicals, which were not suitable for high speeds. Jessup Engineering began manufacturing programmable-hoist automation for the...

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Self-Aligning Spherical Bearings Prove Versatile
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Self-Aligning Spherical Bearings Prove Versatile

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - August 6, 2009 - igubal® spherical bearings from igus® are self-aligning components-rod ends, clevis joints, flange bearings, pivot bearings and pillow blocks-made entirely of high-performance plastics. They are self-lubricating, easy to install and can be used in many different industries and applications A manufacturer of equipment producing Blu-ray discs and...

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igus to Exhibit at Pack Expo, Las Vegas
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

igus to Exhibit at Pack Expo, Las Vegas

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I.- July 2, 2009 - igus® will be displaying its range of motion control components at Pack Expo, Las Vegas, from October 5-7, 2009 (South Hall, Booth #4985). New products on show will include the company's geared slewing-ring bearing, which does not require any lubrication and so saves the end user valuable maintenance time. A toothed belt can be mounted on either the...

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Igubal Spherical Bearings Eliminate Installation Nightmares and Maintenance Hassles for Simple to Complex Designs

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - September 19, 2006 - Igubal® spherical bearings from igus® Inc. put an end to installation nightmares and maintenance hassles for customers from a wide array of industries such as packaging, sports equipment, food processing and automotive. Frequently, other alternatives such as roller bearings fail prematurely and may require readjustment, reaming or...

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Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Geared Slewing Rings do not require any lubrication.

Using self-lubricating, low friction polymer sliding elements, Geared PRT slewing rings can replace ball bearings or rolling elements in many applications. Toothed belt can be mounted on either inner or outer ring of bearing, depending on type of drive configuration required. Available in plastic, aluminum, or stainless steel, bearings suit semiconductor and cleanroom applications, assembly...

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Electrical Equipment & Systems

All High-Flex Cables Are Not Created Equal

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI - May 7, 2009 - Cable carrier expert, igus®, offers Chainflex® cables specifically for continuous-flex applications. Most standard cables are not designed with high flexing in mind. They may be less expensive at the onset, but can fail after a low number of cycles leading to costly downtime, machine damage or even a complete halt in production. Chainflex continuous-flex...

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Plastic Bearings Offer Major Cost Savings
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Plastic Bearings Offer Major Cost Savings

Plastic bearings replace bronze in camera jibs for the film industry EAST PROVIDENCE, RI - April 24, 2009 - EZ FX uses iglide® plastic plain bearings from igus® on its camera jibs for the film and video production industries. The bearings replace bronze bushings that required messy lubricants and frequent maintenance. The EZ FX Jib and the Junior Jib are used to create sophisticated moving...

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Electrical Equipment & Systems

Shielded Robot Cable resists high levels of torsion.

Chainflex® CF Robot twistable cable can handle 3 million torsional movements to ±270°. Designed for robotic and non-robotic applications, it features torsion-resistant tin-plated copper shield sheath, with outer sheath material being high-grade TPE mixture. System is suited for use with Triflex® R cable carrier, which protects moving cables and hoses on 6-axis robots and...

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Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Polymer Ball Bearings feature high-temperature design.

Made with iglide® A500 races and cage, which offers chemical resistance, Xiros Ball Bearings feature stainless steel, corrosion-free balls. Deep-groove bearings are available for varying shaft diameters and are temperature-resistant up to 302°F. Dry-running, lubrication-free units are suited for medical engineering, chemical, food, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and plant engineering.

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