The time-consuming cleaning of machines leads to longer and expensive downtimes in many companies in the food industry. To reduce this effort, igus is now launching a ready-to-connect toothed belt axis on the market, which is constructed according to the guidelines of hygienic design. It relies on FDA-compliant materials and the advantages of the lubrication-free and maintenance-free high-performance plastics from the motion plastics specialist.
They ensure that the kitchen unit, provisions and bed are safely stowed away and easily accessible: compact pull-outs in camper vans. To ensure that professionals and fitters can enjoy their interior fittings for a long time, igus now also offers black anodised durable telescopic rails with plastic sliding elements. So travel enthusiasts not only get a durable and lightweight solution, but also visually appealing and lubrication-free pull-outs for their drawers, table, kitchen or bed.
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.
Living, working and cooking in confined spaces is currently part of everyday life for many people worldwide. This is why more and more practical furniture such as the multifunctional cube SQR is in demand. A square solution that combines kitchen, workplace and dining table. To create plenty of storage space, the inventor relied on the lubrication-free and long-lasting drylin linear guides from igus.
The new design study from igus can move linearly and rotate simultaneously. With the drylin W linear/pivot guide, armrests, trays and control panels on seats and armchairs, for example, can be easily adjusted as the user pleases. What previously had to be laboriously put together by the customer, is now ready for final assembly. In addition, the lubrication-free polymer sliding elements ensure quiet movements.
The drylin linear guide systems have to withstand extreme conditions in continuous operation or even in abrasive environments. In order to have the linear guides slide without lubricant, igus relies on linear bearings made of high-performance polymers. But when should I change the bearing? The new smart linear carriage from igus helps here. In accordance with the traffic light principle “stop when red, go when green”, the maintenance technician receives information about the maintenance requirement at the push of a button.
Two pieces of furniture made by budding carpenters from Bergisch Gladbach demonstrates that industrial design combined with a Scandinavian look makes for unique furniture. Because they have that certain something extra, not only visually, but also functionally. This is ensured by lubrication-free drylin sliding linear guides – known by the industry. They allow smooth and maintenance-free movements in a bedside table with a linear guided element as well as in a coffee table with a pull-out unit.
Plan maintenance in advance: this goal is not only pursued by igus with its intelligent smart plastics products for monitoring energy chains, cables and plain bearings, but manufacturers of machines and systems are also offering increasingly more solutions with their own condition monitoring tools.
Using the new lubrication-free, lightweight and durable drylin NT-60 telescopic rail from igus, drawers with a length of up to 2,000 millimetres can be operated quietly in medical systems or laboratory automation. For this, igus relies entirely on wear-resistant and easy-to-clean iglidur tribo-polymers for the sliding elements.
In times of increasing digitalisation of factories and warehouses, au-tomated guided vehicles (AGVs) are continuously conquering intralo-gistics. The reliability requirements are high in order to ensure faster processing and unimpeded material flow. AGV manufacturers are therefore equipping their systems with motion plastics components from igus, which make the autonomous vehicles less maintenance-intensive, lighter and more energy-efficient.