igus UK Newsletter- June 2014!

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Dear Sir or Madam,  
While I am writing this, the English world cup squad have just landed in Manchester, after a very short (even by English standards) and disappointing campaign. However, this does mean that fans now have a succession of free evenings ahead, time which would have otherwise been spent watching the tournament. This unexpected free time could be used for summer barbecues, trips to the beach, time with friends, the possibilities are endless. In our increasingly time-poor world, any product or process which relieves this pressure is surely worth exploring.At igus®, our philosophy is to supply our customers with products which save time and money, you can see some of the latest examples of this below. Remember, if you have moving parts on your machine, then talk to us, it is highly likely we can save you time and money while also increasing the life of your design. Email me with the details of your requirements and, I promise I will give it my urgent attention. This applies to bearings, linear guides, cable chains and flexible cables, the samples are free and you could save a lot of time and money. Email me at maldridge@igus.co.uk.Now for some bad news, this will be the last igus® UK general newsletter until September as the editor has to take a well earned break, see you after the holidays.Best regardsMatthew Aldridge

 

 

Topics in this newsletter

 

plastics for longer life® in applications
Reduce costs and improve technology with 1 of more than 1,200 “plastics for longer life®” examples
profile-rol e-chain® P4 in highly dynamic linear gantry profile-rol e-chain® P4
The profile-rol e-chain® stands up to high accelerations and speeds over the long-term.
The P4 in this linear gantry is quiet, fast, and efficient. “Our specification required that the loading process needed to be standardised and simplified”, the user Peter Vogl explains. “This can only be accomplished with dynamics. And this quickly brings up the issue of the matching energy supply system.” The profile-rol e-chain® P4.32 has proven its capabilities in the module from the start. Read more300 more e-chain® application examples

 

Brand new plastics for longer life®
Your igus® novelties*
Quiet, fast, and with low abrasion – e-chain® for high-speed gantries P4
Maximum speeds on long travels
The rollers travel at an offset and minimise friction and the noise profile. Accurately tracking “autoglide” crossbars and a special aluminium trough keep it in the track. The smallest available bending radius of 75 mm facilitates installation in confined space.More information here
Aluminium trough construction kit for profile-rol e-chains® P4 Aluminium trough construction kit for profile-rol e-chains® P4
Lighter and more cost-effective than steel troughs
The new trough system makes the entire guide system even smoother and lighter. The special trough shape reliably supports offset travel of the P4 e-chain®.More information here
Rolling and adjusting – drylin® W hybrid carriages as “door openers” drylin® W
Low displacement forces and low-noise operation
The new hybrid carriage now represents an ideal solution whenever a lateral manual adjustment needs to be implemented without a secondary guide. It travels smoothly and nearly noise-free – completely without lubricants.

More information here

xiros® polymer ball bearings in new installation sizes xiros®
Rinsable and corrosion-resistant
xirodur® B180 polymer ball bearings in combination with the PA cage and choice of glass or stainless steel balls provide long service life and an outstanding price-performance ratio.

More information here

 

the-chain tested
Knowledge from the igus® lab
How does the P4 perform in noise tests? igus® lab
Noise test of the profile-rol e-chain® P4.
The profile-rol e-chain® P4 has become a standard for many crane manufacturers, and runs smoothly and with low vibrations due to its tribo-optimised rollers. The P4 underwent a noise test in the exterior grounds of the igus® lab. Various travel speeds up to 4 m/s and various measurement parameters demonstrate that the general noise level is very low, and that the system travels with no vibration. The system has a noise level of 76 dB at 4 m/s. Read the entire test report here

 

dry-tech®tested
Insights from the igus® labs
Short linear stroke on various shafts wear test
Wear testing on short stroke test rig: iglidur® plain bearing on various counter partners.
The igus® lab regularly conducts wear tests even on linear motions. Among others, this also involves an analysis of very short linear motions of 5 mm at high frequencies, such as occur on actuators and in solenoid engineering. Read the entire test report hereWear results are available for all iglidur® materials against a wide range of shaft materials. The chart only shows an excerp. If you are interested in the results of other pairings please contact us.
Humanoid robot showing promise
Light, rugged, and chock-full of high-tech: the potential of 3D printing is also seen in the collaboration between University Bonn and igus® GmbH. Both partners jointly developed a robot that will compete in July at the RoboCup World-Cup in Brazil. The exterior shape and load-bearing components consist of plastic parts fabricated with the laser sintering process. The new generation of football robots is light and mobile, and designed to withstand falls. Find out moreThe robot is still needs a name. Submit your name suggestion on our facebook page. The winner will receive a surprise.  RoboCup
Where is igus® hiding? Where is igus hiding?
An 11,000 tonne tray with the playing field is moved with igus® profile-rol e-chains®!
profile-rol e-chains® move the playing field of the VELTINS arena
“The world has never seen such a stadium “, FIFA President Joseph Blatter raves about the VELTINS arena at Schalke. One of its hallmarks is the mobile playing field. With the help of two space-saving profile-rol e-chains® and special cables made by igus®, it travels a one-way distance of 170 m. Read more here

 

igus® on-site
Pencil it into your calendar today and experience all igus® novelties* live in your neighborhood
Click here for the igus® trade fair calendar Schedule an appointment and ask for a free ticket
   
Machine Building Machine Building Show
Birmingham
30.09. – 01.10.2014 
Interplas Interplas
Birmingham
30.09. – 02.10.2014
Engineering Design Show Engineering Design Show
Coventry
22. – 23.10.2014
   
igus®
Caswell Road
Northampton
NN4 7PW
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