A team of Polish students in Wrocław is developing the transportation of the future. The autonomous speedboat called Solaris is powered exclusively with solar energy. So that the boat can drive easily and maintenance-free over rivers and lakes, the young engineers rely on igus plain bearings made of the high-performance polymer iglidur J in the steering system. The bearings offer the necessary stability, reduce the boat’s weight and ensure lubrication-free use.
Lead screw, gear rack or toothed belt drive? Miniature or heavy-load axle? Motor or hand wheel? Looking for the right linear module is time-consuming. This is exactly why igus has now developed the drive technology configurator. After the application parameters are entered, the smart product finder shows the customer all suitable drylin drive technology solutions along with their service life. Depending on the filter settings, the user can choose the optimal linear module system and further configure and order it with compatible accessories such as motor and control system.
The Drop Station is a new sustainable beverage vending machine that fills compostable containers with customised beverages at the touch of a button. The water for the vending machine does not need to be transported, since the kiosk can be connected to a water source on site. A linear robot with drylin linear guides mixes the beverages and dispenses them. Harnessed e-chains ensure protection for the chainflex energy and data cables.