To make the digital creation of circuit diagrams even more effective, igus is publishing 2,046 new macros for the EPLAN planning software. The addition now also allows pre-assembled readycable cables to be visualised in the software within seconds. The cables are compatible not only with drive components from Siemens, SEW and Bosch Rexroth, but also with those from Allen Bradley, Beckhoff, B&R, Heidenhain and Fanuc.
Unplanned maintenance and production downtimes are amongst the biggest challenges industrial companies face. motion plastics specialist igus now offers everyone the opportunity to become a production manager themselves and take on this challenge – with the igumania online browser game. The idle game was developed with the help of the Unity game platform and immerses players in the world of motion plastics. Installing igus products reduces maintenance times in production so that machine downtimes are eliminated, even in the game. The igus corporate goal is also the goal of the game: improve what moves.
Whether mountain bikes for outdoor use, record-breaking light racing bikes or ultra-robust e-cargo bikes: igus will be presenting new components made of high-performance plastic as an alternative to metal solutions for the bikes of the future from July 13th to 17th at the Eurobike 2022 in Frankfurt – including light and lubricant-free polymer plain bearings for mountain bikes, wear-resistant gears for e-bike motors and robust rod ends for e-cargo bikes. Visitors will also be able to see the concept of a bicycle that consists of over 90 percent plastic on the exhibition stand.
Exciting innovations created by young start-ups and established companies spring up all over Germany every day. To bring both worlds together, promote groundbreaking developments and cooperate to develop new technologies, igus offers young founders financial backing: the motion plastics specialist from Cologne participates as an investor in the new high-tech start-up fund IV (HTGF IV).
Hanover/Cologne, 30 May 2022 – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, accompanied by Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa, visited the stand of plastics specialist igus on the first day of the Hannover Messe. The focus of the conversation was the igus:bike, an innovative concept for sustainable urban mobility of the future.
With a selection of 175 motion plastics innovations, the igus in-house exhibition is back on tour this year. Whether as a pop-up trailer or as an XXL road show truck: with the mobile trade show stand, customers have the opportunity to see and experience the motion plastics of interest to them directly on site. If you prefer digital information, you can also get to know the latest lubrication-free and maintenance-free tribo-components online at the award-winning virtual/real igus trade show stand.
Reducing environmentally harmful emissions from global shipping: with this goal in mind, the Spanish start-up bound4blue has developed a novel propulsion technology – fully automated sails that significantly reduce fuel consumption. Lubrication-free and maintenance-free plain and radial deep groove ball bearings from igus are used.
Acoustic walls shift as if by magic. Rows of seats emerge from the floor, ascending step by step like in a cinema. Gepber Szinpad, a Hungarian company, won the 2022 gold vector award with a multifunctional hall that transforms at the touch of a button. The judges at the Hannover Messe named the multifunctional hall the most spectacular energy chain application in the last two years – out of 233 entries from 36 countries.
Cradle-to-cradle: This is the principle of the circular economy, which is abased on nature. The aim: to return consumer goods to the biological or technical cycle in order to conserve valuable resources and raw materials. The motion plastics specialist igus is also pursuing this goal and has now developed the world’s first energy chain made from recycled material on the basis of its own “chainge” e-chain recycling program.
igus’s cost-effective robotics and automation solutions automate packaging, sort products, and help with dangerous tasks in everyday work. In 2022, the motion plastics specialist will once again be presenting the ROIBOT Award for the most creative applications. The judges are looking for projects that have achieved a quick return on investment using igus Low Cost Automation and drylin drive axes. The winners will receive a robotics package of their choice from the RBTX.com marketplace worth up to 5,000 euros.