Video of the Week – igus micro fizz 10 is even bigger

energy chain guide system enclosed for safe operation

e-chain expert, igus, has developed the micro fizz 10 aluminium guide system to meet the engineers and designer’s need for a larger cable and hose capacity, compared to the existing MF06 and MF08 systems . Thanks to its unique enclosed design, the micro fizz guide system is already proving an ideal solution for a variety of applications, ranging from sliding doors to camera and studio Equipment.

Thanks to the integrated spring element, the polymer energy chain is captive in the guide system whilst still having low friction and maintenance-free properties. Other key features include a low friction carriage and mounting brackets for easy joining and fixing of the system.

To find out more about the micro fizz 10 aluminium guide system, please watch this video: www.igus.co.uk/MicroFlizz10

For more information on igus products and to request free product samples, please contact igus on 01604 677240. For regular updates, follow us on www.twitter.com/igusUK, watch our videos at www.igus.co.uk/youtube, connect with us at www.igus.co.uk/facebook or visit our blog on blog.igus.co.uk.

Drylin Technology- Proven Favorable in Special Purpose Machinery

 

Case study area: Reeling Machine

Take a look at the igus website for more product information and to request free samples: http://bit.ly/1fljKqg

As the Reeling Machine moves the Product from the Reeling Unit into a Cutting Unit, the customer needed a Grease free solution. igus can provide just that alongside bespoke elements such as locks and extra fittings.

 

Chris Foot (dry-tech® Sales Manager), goes onto explain the benefits of igus’ Drylin within this application:

1. Maintenance and Lubrication Free, the system is used to fold bed sheets, so having no grease is a massive plus point in terms of cleanliness and overall machine maintenance.

2. Cost Effective, a saving on their other options due to high performance materials that reduce machine downtime.

3. Easy to Assemble to the Machine. Saves time and energy, therefore the customers productivity is effected in a minimum manner.

4. Vibration Dampening.   The machine has numerous moving parts, bearings are not effected by this.

5. Low Friction. Constant movement is required, so the combination of iglidur J and Hard Anodised Aluminium is perfect.

6. Dust resistant.  Plenty of dust in the air, this doesn’t effect the performance of the Bearings.

7. Corrosion Resistant. Humid environment, so no chance of a Polymer Bearings rusting.


The application itself fitted with igus parts.

Contact Chris Foot on:

Telephone: 01604 677240

or

cfoot@igus.co.uk

iglidur reaches Beijing

Finally, we arrived in Beijing, the capital and political centre of China.

For information on igus parts in the automotive industry, visit the designated area on the website here: http://bit.ly/1aiIKyf


Square of heavenly peace

Beijing marks an important step on our trip as from here we are leaving the coastal area to drive through the inland back to Shanghai. We arrived at the hotel late in the evening and woke up early the next day to visit our beloved customers. Most customers are located in the outskirts of Beijing. You cannot compare “outskirts” of Beijing with “outskirts” of, for instance, cologne. Here in Beijing this basically means 1-1,5 hours of driving to get there. One customer, who had the pleasure to welcome both car and truck, is a specialist for medical equipment.

We met Mr.Ma, who is the chief engineer of this company. He wanted to show us one of their x-ray generators.
X-ray is a form of electromagnetic radiation that allows the user to look at the inside of objects. One of their x-ray generators is a mammography system that is used for scanning the breast for cancer.

The doctor has the possibility to adjust the machine so that he can scan the exact part he would like to examine. It is all automatic so that he doesn’t need to do anything by hand anymore. He can choose between three different settings of motion. One of the motion setting is carried out by DryLin® N.

DryLin® is moving the plate, that is reflecting the x-rays, up and down along the y-axis.

Mr. Ma stressed that the plate is moving very smoothly and is making absolutely no noise. As he is working on lowering the noise of his x-ray machine, he intends to use more of our DryLin® products.

Now to Beijing. Well, my first impression was that Beijing is completely different to Shanghai. Granted the city has fewer people than Shanghai, but whether a city has twenty four million inhabitants or fifteen million makes no big difference. Beijing has skyscrapers too, but you never have this “metropolitan feeling” that you get when you walk through the skyscraper-canyons in Shanghai. This is surely also allowed so the streets are very broad. Some even have seven lanes, ON EACH SITE.

Nevertheless, in the rush hour you are moving forward in walking speed. The incredible high number of cars goes hand in hand with extraordinary high pollution. Yesterday, we had a day where you could barely see the car in front of you.

As Beijing lacks this metropolitan “spirit” it offers more historic sights than Shanghai.
A very well known sight in Beijing is the forbidden city. The forbidden city was basically the palace in the Ming Dynasty.

What can you expect at one of the most famous sights in the most crowded country of the world? Of course, a huge crowd.

Still, despite the crowds it is a very pretty area containing huge squares and nice gardens.

We saw India’s landmark, the Taj Mahal. Now we also had the chance to get to know Chinas landmark, the Great Wall. We visited a section of the wall that is not far from Beijing. Afterwards, I must say that this wasn’t the best idea. To repeat my question from above: What can you expect at the most famous sight in the most crowded country? Too many people again.

Nonetheless, it was impressive to know that you are at the biggest sight in the world and that this particular wall had stretched about 8800 km across old China. Nowadays, the largest part of the wall is dispersed and only the maintained parts are in a good shape (by the way, it is a myth that the wall is visible from space. It is too narrow).

Unfortunately, we couldn’t find a better spot for a picture with both car and wall. Still, it is more the historical moment to be with our iglidur® on tour car at the Great Wall of China, that matters.

The next stop we are aiming at is Luoyang, which is about 800km south again.

I will keep you guys up to date,

yours Sacha

Video of the Week – drylin Q20 linear guide is tough yet light

 

available in multiple options for flexible bearing design

Visit the igus website for more information: www.igus.co.uk

drylin Q20 linear construction kit is the latest torque resistant square linear guide from linear guides expert, igus. Available in a variety of mounting options and with adjustable bearing clearance, drylin Q20 offers designers and engineers a highly flexible solution.

To meet all igus’ customer needs, drylin Q20 comprises a carriage version for all unsupported solutions as well as models with or without manual clamp. In addition, fastening slot nuts are only one of the many mounting options offered by drylin Q20, which can also be combined with all 20/20 aluminium construction profiles.

Due to its hollow chamber design, the drylin Q20linear construction kit’s rugged hard-anodised aluminium profile is light-weight, self-lubricating and thus ideal for carrying supply cables.

To find out more about drylin Q20 linear construction kit, please watch this video: www.igus.co.uk/DrylinQ

For more information on igus products and to request free product samples, please contact igus on 01604 677240. For regular updates, follow us on www.twitter.com/igusUK, watch our videos at www.igus.co.uk/youtube, connect with us at www.igus.co.uk/facebook or visit our blog on blog.igus.co.uk.

 

iglidur is accompanied by the exhibition truck in China

Today, I would like to show you the truck that is accompanying us during the trip within China, in more detail.

For more information about iglidur on tour, visit the igus website here: http://bit.ly/1kOWYZ4

The truck is attracting a huge following reach and crowds and alongside the car, is becoming a huge success. To be blunt, it is a normal truck that has been modified. Within five minutes we can turn the truck into an exhibition booth where we are showcasing a wide range of igus products, currently in China.

 

For our customer we offer the “whole package”. On the truck he not only can have a direct look at our products, but also approach us with technical questions.

Every day dozens of customers are handing over their contact details (and this not only due to the famous igus® cups they get as a reward afterwards)

Usually, after the visit of the booth, we turn the attention to our iglidur® on tour project. For everyone we offer a drive with the car. Most people think about the project as a great idea, but often add that it must be a real adventure to drive with this certain city car once around the world.

Two days ago we arrived with iglidur® at the yellow sea in Quingdao. To be honest, I haven´t  heard of the city before, but I got to know that it is a famous beach-holiday mecca for Chinese and other Asian tourists. For sure, it is growing fast. When you are coming close to the city you only see construction work going on everywhere.

In Quingdao we met one of our suppliers who delivers us with goods for exhibitions (By the way, the main street is not called “Marktstraße” any more, but something in Chinese).

Sascha Kurtenbach, born in cologne, has been living in Quingdao for about ten years. Although he speaks Chinese fluently, he mentioned that he only knows about 3500 signs. This is not enough to read a newspaper (the average Chinese knows about 5000 signs and a professor at a university about 10.000). For me every word sounds the same and for this reason I imagine that learning the language must be extremely hard.

Mr. Wang is 35 years old and father of two children. He is from Henan province where we are going to visit a famous temple soon. Although he has been working as a professional driver for decades, it is his first time seeing a truck like this. I asked my colleague to ask him about his opinion. For him it is very special to be part of this project as he can do more than just driving. When the truck has transformed, he always helps us at the booth. For instance, he hands over leaflets or guides customers to someone who can answer technical questions.

Who better to install your Energy Chain System than us, the people who make them?!

In today’s technologically advanced society, machine downtime can have huge cost repercussions in lost process time that could have been avoided. energy chain systems from igus have been implemented across a wide spectrum of industry applications due to their increasing recognition of being highly reliable with a long overall service life and very low maintenance.

Extensive and specialist energy chain system knowledge is evident in our full turnkey installation & project service that we offer at igus, which consists of a full technical analysis from our dedicated UK based projects team, prior to submitting a detailed proposal on where we can make improvements within your application. Full turnkey retrofits can also be carried out on old festoon systems, cable reels and BusBars all complete with the igus guarantee.

Who better to install your Energy Chain System than us, the people who make them Who better to install your Energy Chain System than us, the people who make them.2

Mark Smith, the igus installation & projects manager, explains the advantages of the igus service:

‘Here at igus, we have a vast knowledge of energy chain systems.  Between us, we have many decades of experience and can take a look at your application and advise of any improvements, whether they be minor adjustments or a complete reconfiguration.  Our focus is simple: Machine reliability, so involving us early in the design stage or maintenance programme can reap rich rewards in the future.  With this extensive knowledge, we have now developed a calculation tool to give a fixed installation price, with 11 simple questions.  This enables us to react quickly, so we can offer a fault free, professional maintenance and installation service by highly qualified and specially trained personnel.’

11 Simple Questions to generate your igus installation price:

  1. e-chain type?
  2. e-chain length?
  3. Old guide trough to be removed?
  4. New guide trough to be fitted?
  5. Trough length (m)
  6. Guide trough mounting
  7. Working height
  8. Cables to be fitted?
  9. No of cables?
  10. Total number of cores to be terminated?
  11. Site induction required?

You place one order, totally project managed by us.  We manufacture the energy chain, chainflex cables & guide troughs, including detailed 3D CAD drawings and for full installations, we would also include for instance any special steelwork or cable connectors, to enable us to return your machine back into your hands, fully commissioned.

We also offer full maintenance inspections, so we can regularly check your Energy Chain System in order to prolong the service life and produce a detailed report for your technical file.

Who better to install your Energy Chain System than us, the people who make them.3

Of course, at igus, we like to offer our customers that little bit more. For every concrete enquiry for our installation & project service, you will receive a free keg of Toad & Fiddler ale from the Frog Brewing Co!

If you think we may be able to help, please contact Mark directly on 01604 677240, or send an email to msmith@igus.co.uk

Alternatively, you can find information on this service when you visit our website:  http://bit.ly/1hNttUT

Video Of The Week – igubal is everywhere!

Fits Multiple Applications From Extremely Diverse Areas

Take a look at applications where igubal has been used here: http://bit.ly/1kLGLUv

igubal, from polymer expert igus, is a versatile, light weight and corrosion free pivoting bearing material that is pivoting a great fit for multiple applications, from textile to automotive industries.

Video Of The Week - igubal is everywhere!

Thanks to its wear-resistant properties, igubal is ideal for applications such as food machines and linear systems, while its great resistance to dirt makes this state-of-the-art polymer material suitable for conveyor belts, road sweepers and stone processing.

Packaging machines and animatronic attractions are some of the many other applications that igus igubal can successfully fit thanks to its unique vibration dampening characteristics.

Self-lubricating and corrosion-free, igubal parts also help adjustment mechanisms move quietly and glide smoothly, as well as lifting platforms and mobile cranes- to mention a few possible applications.

To find out more about igus igubal’s multiple applications, please watch this video: www.igus.co.uk/igubalAllRoundApplication

For more information on igus products and to request free product samples, please contact igus on 01604 677240. For regular updates, follow us on www.twitter.com/igusUK, watch our videos at www.igus.co.uk/youtube and connect with us at www.igus.co.uk/facebook.

speedigus- What makes this such a unique service?

Here at igus, the customer really is at the heart of all of our activities and speedigus is no exception.

speedigus is a platform that enables us to offer custom made parts with a flexible lead time whilst still maintaining the igus ‘dry-tech’ promise: this being a lubricant free, dry-running and technically optimised iglidur material suited perfectly to the application in focus.

When lead time is crucial, the speedigus service is perfect where delivery times are rapidly reduced. For machined parts, the standard lead time is 10 working days and for moulded solutions it is 15, although with the Speedigus service this can be dramatically reduced to as little as one day.

You as the customer are in control!

speedimould:
Special bespoke parts are made from iglidur polymers according to the customer requirements.

  • 13 different igus standard materials.
  • From design to manufacture of real igus parts can potentially be complete in as little as 24 hours..
  • Requires a 3D model.
  • No minimum order quantities.

speedicut:

  • The extensive range of iglidur stock bar materials enable us to machine parts rapidly to a customers design.
  • 8 standard iglidur stock bar materials, available in various sizes and 2 standard stock sheet materials.
  • The lead time can be from 24hrs from design to manufacture.
  • Requires a 2D drawing and/or 3D model.
  • Perfect for low volume test parts.

For more information, visit our website on: http://bit.ly/Oobxat

Or Contact Erin Kemal, igus’ speedigus expert:

01604 677240

Ekemal@igus.co.uk

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