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 designed to spark discussions on motion control.

Tech Talk's first installment-The 2:1 Rule/Defining Fixed and Floating Bearings-discusses the numerous benefits of fixed-floating systems, as well as the importance of ensuring that all acting forces on a DryLin linear system follow the 2:1 rule. Matt Mowry, DryLin product manager for igus, developed the idea for Tech Talk and offers his expertise on the website.

"Through Tech Talk, I'd like to address a wide range of subjects affecting the linear bearing industry," said Mowry. "Tech Talk provides helpful, easy-to-understand tips to readers in a convenient format. It's an excellent way for igus to educate readers about the benefits of using DryLin and to explore various trends in motion control. It's also a way for engineers to gain functional tips for their linear bearing applications."

To read the first installment of Tech Talk, please visit igus.com/techtalkdrylin. Additional installments will be added periodically and will address topics ranging from how to maximize the life of a linear bearing to choosing the right linear guide system.

Igus Inc., founded in 1985 and based in East Providence, R.I., develops and manufactures industry-leading plastic cable carriers, continuous-flex cables, plastic bearings and linear guide systems. With more than 28,000 products available from stock, the company meets the motion control and machinery component needs of customers worldwide. Product lines include Energy Chain Systems® to protect and house moving cables, Chainflex® continuous-flex cables, iglide self-lubricating, oil-free, plastic bearings, DryLin linear guide systems and igubal® spherical bearings. For more information, contact igus at (800) 521-2747 or visit www.igus.com. igus, iglide, DryLin, Energy Chain, Energy Chain System, DryLin and igubal are registered trademarks of igus Inc.

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