Issue 08-09/2019

Editor Matthew Aldridge writes:

Keeping a cool head and saving costs

Using current igus® services

Dear Sir or Madam,

With motion plastics®, we can find solutions for your application which are technically better in most cases and help you lower costs: no lubrication for less maintenance, less weight for more efficiency, faster installation and lower process costs, to name just a few. We will come and visit you and look at your applications to determine the potential for savings. Whether you need an energy chain, cables or plain/linear bearings. A quotation and free sample will be sent to you in a few days.

Best wishes

Matthew Aldridge

Savings potential

Cost down … Technology up

During our visit, we will join you in taking a look at the following possibilities:

Making your application more cost-effective, improving it technically or even achieving both – all with motion plastics®.

No time for a visit or already have an idea of where you would like to save costs? If so, send us your enquiry directly.

In any case, you will be sent a quotation and free sample shortly.

Make an appointment now

motion plastics® in application

Cost savings of more than €10,800 achieved
Two fully automatic tyre-fitting lines, fit tyres on wheel rims. Machined bearings made of iglidur® bar stock in a tyre “soaping” station will withstand the solvents and alkalis for years to come. It was possible to save costs of €2,440 for repairs and €8,400 for machine failures.

Find out more

New motion plastics® products helping to save costs

Complete maintenance-free system from €65/m
Compact, quiet and overall cost-reducing system as an alternative to a busbar. Easy to clean. No particle pollution due to abrasion. Operating speeds of up to 6 m/s in high acceleration applications. Travels up to 100m possible.

micro flizz® MF10

Secure retention even if holes are not precise
Combination design of iglidur® plain bearings with pretension and screw-on two-hole flange bearings. Secure retention even if holes are not precise and optimum clearance due to radial pretension. Self-lubricating and corrosion-resistant

iglidur® JVFL two-hole flange bearings

Find the most cost-effective BUS cable that is guaranteed to do its job
Profinet cables in nine different qualities for all forms of movement and with a guaranteed service life*. From stock. Tested for extremely different requirements in e-chains®. Also available as harnessed readycable®.

chainflex® online shop

Compact and cost-effective for extremely small installation spaces
e-skin® flat protects against cable abrasion in cleanroom applications. Extremely low-profile, easy to fill as openable and closable, can be shortened as required. Modular structure thanks to connectable profiles.

e-skin® flat

Cost-effective and highly effective
Lubrication-free cylindrical lead screw nuts made of high-performance iglidur® E7 are now available. Including self-locking trapezoidal thread or fast dryspin® high helix thread.

dryspin® injection-moulded lead screw nuts with flange

ROIBOT: Competition of Ideas 2019/2020

Low Cost Robotics is the future

This year, we are again looking for creative and exciting ideas.

Show us how you can automate – or have already automated – processes with the help of cost-effective robot technology in order to save time and money. There are no limits to your imagination!

A prize of €5,000 awaits the winner, together with an invitation to attend the prize-giving ceremony at Automatica in Munich.

Find out more and take part

Test laboratory: this is how motion plastics® become reliable

The largest test laboratory for plastic bearing technology
Since 1985, we have been developing and testing materials and plain bearings under realistic conditions with the aim of finding the best and most cost-effective solutions for your applications.

What is tested and how? What test rigs are there? What are the results used for? Find out here.

The largest test laboratory for energy chains and cables
Lowering costs and guaranteeing maximum process safety – this is why we intensively engage in research and testing. On 180 test rigs with more than 10 trillion test cycles per year.

You can find videos, test reports and a closer look at the laboratory here.

motion plastics® blog: the knowledge database

Do you want to know what an IP degree of protection is?
Do you want to prevent fogging in your car?
Are you having problems with busbars?
Are you looking for instructions that show you how to build a high-temperature 3D printer yourself?

If so, take a look at the igus® blog. Updated daily it, provides you with hundreds of answers, videos, instructions and much, much more on all questions relating to technical plastics.

See motion plastics® at these trade fairs

Trade fair calendar: Make an appointment and request a free entrance ticket

Offshore Europe 
Aberdeen, Scotland
03 – 06.09.19

Packaging Machinery and Manufacturing Show (PPMA)
01 – 10.10.19

Northern Manufacturing 
02 – 03.10.19

Advanced Engineering
NEC, Birmingham
30 – 31.10.19

Your personal cost reducer and technology improver on site

All dry-tech® and e-chain® enquiries welcome

01604 277240


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