Low cost automation with igus®


The Video above Shows a perfect application for our idea of low-cost-automation made easy with igus® components (here: robolink® Joint plus igus® driven linear system).

A winding unit for the production of BLDC motors. This unit was built by Commonplace Robotics and it will be used for the production of motors for our robotic joint prototypes.

igus® on the road…

At igus® UK we can offer you the opportunity for us to come to you.

Trade fairs can cost your company a lot of time and money , our engineers can come and visit but usually they will only speak to 1 or 2 people, which is great, but when you have a team of designers it means we don’t get to see everyone.

However, we could provide you with an in house show where we can speak to a large number of people during the course of a morning, afternoon or day (you decide)?

The benefits:

• You choose the right time!
• All employees at your company can find out what they need quickly and easily on your premises
• There is no cost to you for travel, accommodation and subsistence
• There are no time constraints whatsoever
• igus® innovations and specialities are presented for your company and for your applications
• Ample advice and expert discussions – everything is possible from advice about individual applications to general news and information
• Brief summary in a matter of minutes
• We are only too pleased to go deeper into a key area chosen by you
• Products to handle as well as samples and catalogues to take away

We provide many samples and giveaways, so employees can see for themselves the benefits of igus® products.

In 2016 we did 12 in a year, so far this year we have done 37 and already have another 26 booked! 90% of the shows we have already done have re-booked for next year or 2020 so email cfoot@igus.co.uk to book yours today.





robolink® NEWS at Hannover 2018!

Visit us at Hannover Show 2018 (23.4.18 to 27.4.18) on stand H04 in Hall 16 where we will be presenting 3 new product ranges:
◾robolink® DCi: the robolink® Standard Joint arms with INTEGRATED CPR control in 2 Versions (4 or 5 DOF),
◾robolink® apiro: a new Joint concept with more modularity as before (shown as protype units in operation)
◾robolink® rebel: something totally different from us, different motors and integrated electronics.

Come and visit the stand to see LIVE product demonstrations!



The qualifications and experience that apprentices obtain will no doubt play a huge role in the growth of igus®

We really value our apprentices at igus and we will continue to work with providers to increase our number of apprentices and vary the schemes we can offer. 4% of our workforce are now apprentices and we would like this number to increase in the future. We currently offer apprenticeships in engineering, finance, business administration and customer service. We will continue to develop our apprentices and in the future we hope to identify other areas of our business which would benefit from an apprenticeship.

Our apprentices enjoy working at igus because of our family feel and culture. We have many employees who stay at igus for a long time so they support our apprentices with a vast amount of knowledge and expertise. We have a balanced workforce which has a mixture of young and mature employees and the apprentices fit well into this environment. We offer a modern, clean, newly extended building as a workplace for apprentices, and as with everyone at igus, they also have breakfast, lunch, and snacks for free on site. igus has many social activities and team building events throughout the year which apprentices can attend.

We encourage our apprentices to be responsible for their own development, this fits with the self-management ethos at igus. Apprentices have a sponsor in our i-people department who supports them with their well-being and who acts as the link between the workplace and providers. We encourage providers to visit their apprentices on site often and we ask for regular feedback from both the apprentice and provider on how we can get the best results from all parties.

We currently have two apprentices who have made a real impact at igus. One of them has almost completed a higher level apprenticeship alongside a HNC in engineering and the other is taking his final exams for AAT level 3 and will then move onto level 4 AAT. The qualifications and experience that these two apprentices have obtained will no doubt play a huge role in the growth of igus. We are very excited about what the future holds with our apprentices and how their contribution will add value to the long term vision of igus.


Unique energy chain applications wanted as vector award goes into the sixth round

We are still looking for innovative energy supply solutions for numerous applications, from handling energy and data safely on the arm of an industrial robot to an outdoor camera system that films high-speed track events without interruption and vibration.

“Even today, new and unusual applications are still being developed, often with fast speeds or complicated rotary movements,” says Justin Leonard, the-chain director, igus. “The competition also provides a unique opportunity for us to know the full capability of our products.”

The winners will be selected by an expert jury and the prize will be awarded at Hannover Fair 2018. The winners of the top prize will take home the golden vector trophy as well as 5,000 euros. The competition is open to anyone who has novel or challenging applications with energy chains, irrespective of what branch of industry they come from.

Apply online (www.igus.co.uk/vector) with your energy supply solution!

Deadline for entries is 23rd February 2018.

Our tried and tested bearing products and cable management systems at Subsea Expo

We will be displaying a vast range of products and systems for Subsea applications at this year’s Subsea Expo on the 7th – 9th February at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference centre. If you visit our stand (105) you will get to see our giant E4 energy chain that can withstand exposure to ice, storms, salt water, oil, and mud. It can bear heavy loads and features an easy to remove cross bar so cables and hoses can be added or replaced quickly. The E4.350 is also suitable for vertical applications, and can move nearly 15 m up and down guiding and protecting any heavy hydraulic hoses and cables.

Along with cable management systems, we will be showcasing drylin® W linear guide system, which is ideal for Subsea environments. Its available in 316 stainless steel, the guide system is corrosion resistant and can also withstand extreme temperatures as high as 250 degrees. Additional features include low noise and weight, as well as resistance to the ingress of dirt. It can be delivered pre-assembled for easy installation.

Throughout the show, our team will be available on stand 105 to take visitors through the benefits and potential applications of their bearing products and cable management systems. To arrange an appointment, please email Hannah Durrant: hdurrant@igus.co.uk and for further information, please visit: www.igus.co.uk/offshore or call igus directly on 01604 677240.



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