Automation investment to reduce lead times from weeks to 24 hours!

mcampbell | 25/11/2019

We are pleased to officially announce the opening of our automated assembly line for readycable at our UK facility in Northampton. Representing another significant investment for igus, the new line uses fully-automated machines and lean manufacturing methods to streamline its manufacturing process to deliver fully-harnessed drive cables shipped within 24 hours of order placement.

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We would like to introduce the world’s first modular energy chain made of steel and plastic

mcampbell | 12/11/2019

We have developed our first plastic-steel hybrid energy chain for telescopic applications, such as cherry pickers, telehandlers and boom lifts. Compared to conventional steel energy chains which are sometimes used in these applications, the new YE.42 e-chain is half the weight.

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Future Robotics 2019

mcampbell | 24/09/2019

We were at the Future Robotics Conference last week showing our latest innovations and applications for the robotics industry. The presentation outlined key features of the igus® Low Cost Automation team, focusing on our newest product: the drylin® delta robot.

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The Internet of everything

mcampbell | 09/08/2019

The Internet of Things (IoT) is now pretty much mainstream in manufacturing plants across the UK. The application, in many of these cases, is maintenance. The availability of much smaller, powerful sensors along with ever-lasting connectivity, means that data can be obtained from a range of factory equipment and then analysed to identify performance patterns […]

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