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From Munich to Cairo without lubrication: sliding instead of rolling with durable igus linear carriage

Published on: 28th June 2022

With the T20 of the drylin W series, igus is launching a new linear carriage on the market, which has the same dimensions as most classic carriages with recirculating ball bearing guides. This enables a quick 1:1 replacement – without any structural adjustments. By using drylin W, applications benefit from freedom from lubrication, a long service life, less cleaning effort and reduced weight.


Breakthrough in linear technology: New igus sliding material provides more design freedom

Published on: 10th June 2022

Whether in an industrial environment or in a coffee machine, in order to maximize the service life of a linear guide and to keep the required drive energy low, it is important to reduce friction and wear as much as possible. igus, a motion plastics specialist, has now achieved a breakthrough in tribological plastics: With iglidur E3, igus has developed a new sliding material that has a friction coefficient that is up to 40 percent better and thus opens up design flexibility in linear technology for users for the first time from the classic 2:1 Rule expanded to 3:1.


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Low-cost igus stepper motor output stages for simple automation tasks

Published on: 13th April 2022

Adjusting the width of a stop edge or the height of a monitor: programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are often oversized for thousands of such simple automation tasks. The alternatives from igus are the stepper motor output stages D7, D8 and D9 of the dryve series. Among other things, they are characterised by their simple operation and low-vibration running. At the same time, the output stages are particularly favourable and available directly from stock.


Evolution of the trapezoidal thread: new igus standard achieves 82 percent efficiency

Published on: 15th March 2022

Even tried and tested structures have potential for improvement. One example is the classic trapezoidal thread, which igus has refined. Thanks to a special geometric interaction between the lead screw nut, which requires no lubrication or maintenance, and the metal lead screw, dryspin technology promises a long service life, improved efficiencies, low wear and less movement noise. Now dryspin lead screw technology is available in eight new installation sizes.


Linear carriage-to-go: assemble and disassemble igus linear unit in just one step

Published on: 27th January 2022

The motion plastics specialist igus demonstrates an exciting new approach for linear carriages. A clip mechanism enables easy installation and removal from the linear guide in a matter of seconds.


Lubrication-free igus linear axis in hygienic design for clean use in food technology

Published on: 18th November 2021

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.


Maintenance free pull-out solutions! New igus telescopic rails for the camper van

Published on: 14th September 2021

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.


Find and order linear modules quickly with the igus drive technology configurator

Published on: 29th July 2021

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.


Linear systems from igus as space-saving solution in award-winning furniture design

Published on: 27th August 2020

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.


A good combination: new linear and pivot guide from igus

Published on: 27th May 2020

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.