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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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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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Plastic Cable Carriers Help Entertain

Cirque du Soleil uses cable carriers from igus EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - October 10, 2008 - KA, the gravity-defying production from the creators of Cirque de Soleil, uses Energy Chain® cable carriers from igus® on its stages. The show, considered the most technical in Las Vegas, uses massive amounts of cables and hoses to provide power to such elements as lights, projectors and one of the...

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New ESD-Conductive Cable Carrier

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - September 25, 2008 - igus®' 'T3' cable carrier for applications involving very high speeds and accelerations was one product to catch the attention of visitors to IMTS. The lightweight cable carrier runs extremely smoothly with minimal vibrations and virtually no noise: 33 dB(A) with 26.5 dB(A) of background noise. The polymer side bands are injection-molded as one...

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Roller Cable Carriers are suited for crane applications.

Developed for indoor/outdoor cranes as well as conveyor systems, System P4 exhibits minimal noise and wear at high speeds - even with loads up to 20 lb/ft. There is almost no weight limit due to center links, and each link has same pitch to minimize vibration in radius. Tested outdoors at speeds to 23 fps over distances of 400 ft, carriers have plastic bridges and grooves along surface so that...

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Cable Carrier System Is Breath of Fresh Air for One Company

Smeal Fire Apparatus uses Energy Chain Systems from igus EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - July 17, 2008- Smeal Fire Apparatus Company has been providing the nation's firehouses with a complete line of fire apparatuses, which includes aerial platforms, aerial ladders, pumper trucks and tanker trucks, since the early 1960s. For more than 10 years, Smeal has been using igus® cable carriers and...

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New Products from igus at IMTS

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - July 17, 2008- igus® will primarily be promoting its Energy Chain® cable carriers at booth #D-4691 during this year's IMTS show under the slogan 'Longer Life at Lower Cost'. The cable carriers are designed to house, protect and extend the service life of moving cables and hoses attached to automated machinery. Some of the products that will be under the spotlight...

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igus to Showcase Inspiring Cable Carrier Applications at IMTS

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - June 24, 2008 - igus® Inc. has announced it will be exhibiting at the forthcoming IMTS show in September. The company produces industry-leading Energy Chain® cable carriers to house, protect and extend the service life of moving cables and hoses attached to automated machinery. Some of the more challenging applications using its cable management systems will be...

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FireWire Cable is designed for long distance use.

Suited for machine vision applications, Chainflex® CFBUS.055 FireWire cable is designed for continuous-flexing and tight bending radii inside Energy Chain® cable carriers. Its bus pairs and supply wires are twisted together with flexible shields and optimized pitch length. Gusset-filling extruded, flame-resistant, TPE outer jacket provides protection required to prevent cable core...

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Continuous-Flex Cables target USB applications.

Suited for industrial environments requiring USB 2.0 connection, Chainflex® USB Cables provide data transmissions up to 16.4 ft. Cables feature pressure-extruded, flame-retardant, TPE-blend outer jacket; minimum bend radius of 12.5 times outer cable diameter; and operating temperature range of -31 to +158°F. Equipped with overall shield for EMI protection, silicon-free cables are...

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