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Infographic: how roller energy chains provide more reliability on long travels

Published on: 30th July 2019

From technical innovation and the standard up to a far-sighted solution: this characterises the evolution of igus roller energy chains. For more than 45 years, the motion plastics specialist has been developing energy supply systems that reliably guide cables for all media – such as Ethernet, servo, motor – as well as hoses.


Glide in order to roll: lubrication-free igus bearings increase safety in off-road wheelchair

Published on: 23rd July 2019

To make it easier for wheelchair users to travel off the beaten track, HOSS Mobility GmbH has developed a self-balancing electric wheelchair without front wheels. Supports are used to ensure that this does not tip over even without a power supply. They can extend quickly in an emergency, which heavily stress the bearings. Therefore, the developers rely on igus bearings made of iglidur tribo polymers. Since they are compact and resistant to dirt and shock, they are ideal for use in the support structure.


speedigus service: the quick way to customised wear-resistant parts from igus

Published on: 19th July 2019

In order to be able to quickly supply and install the right plain bearing solution at all times, igus keeps more than 12,000 different iglidur plain bearing types made of tribo-polymers in stock. But sometimes customers demand plastic components which are not in the catalogue.


Waves dampened gently with maintenance-free igus linear technology in high-speed boats

Published on: 17th July 2019

High speeds and high waves not only make for a lot of fun on board high-speed boats, they can also be dangerous as passengers experience a physical shock every time the boat’s hull strikes the water. Vibration-dampening seats with bearings that absorb these shocks are therefore called for. Designers are able to rely on wear-resistant igus linear bearing technology, thanks to the use of tribo-polymers that are lubrication-free, maintenance-free and corrosion-free.


World Champion with igus: Bremen robots win 2019 RoboCup in Sydney

Published on: 11th July 2019

Robots are increasingly making their presence felt not only in the industry, but also in football. At the international robotics competition – the RoboCup – in Sydney this year, the team B-Human from Bremen showed what small robots can do in the popular sport. Here, the German Standard Platform league champion could fight for the world championship title against the reigning world champion from Leipzig.