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Igus will showcase its tribo-polymer bearings, energy chains and cables at the Machine Building Show on 25–26 September 2013 at the NEC in Birmingham.

Visitors to Stand G11 will be able to see live demonstrations of Igus’s maintenance-free bearings, as well as its energy chains and Chainflex continuous-flex cables for machine builders. 

Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet the company’s polymer specialists to learn how to optimise processes and reduce costs through the use of plastic components.

Products on show

WJRM double-hybrid bearing

  • This Drylin polymer bearing is lubricant and maintenance free over its lifetime
  • It provides excellent friction and wear values
  • It is resistant to dirt, water, chemicals and extreme temperature
  • The WJRM combines roller and plain bearings
  • It is suitable for use on sliding machine tool doors, machine guards and control panels
  • The product’s smooth-running design consists of sliding pads made from the Iglidur J plastic bearing material, which absorbs all shear and misuse forces
  • The rail is made from hard anodised aluminium

Range of linear guide systems

  • These are chip and debris resistant
  • They are also maintenance free and 100 per cent lubrication free
  • The systems are claimed to provide a cost-effective solution compared with metal alternatives

Range of energy chains

  • The energy chains are made from high-performance plastics
  • They are resistant to corrosion and impact
  • They offer high ultraviolet, temperature and precipitation stability over long working lives
  • The R4L light enclosed energy chains also provide maximum protection against debris and chips accumulation and operate smoothly; as such, they are particularly suitable for housing cables found in machines
  • They can be delivered directly to the machine as ready-to-fit units, known as Readychains

CFRIP cable

  • This product is designed to strip back long lengths of cable quickly and easily
  • With just a few steps, the outer jacket of a CFRIP cable can be opened like a zipper to the desired length by pulling the special tear strip
  • Machine builders and electrical engineers can save 50 per cent of the cable-stripping time typically required using conventional methods

Igus

Igus is the largest producer of reinforced plastic energy chains and injection-moulded polymer bearings. The range of polymer bearings includes Iglidur plain, Igubal spherical and Drylin linear bearings. They offer an excellent price-to-life relationship and are developed under the toughest conditions. They are oil, maintenance and lubrication free, low wear, resistant to dirt and dust, corrosion free and simple to fit. Igus also has the data to precisely predict the lifetime of these bearings within a specific application.

Igus is the largest producer of reinforced plastic energy chains and injection-moulded polymer bearings. The range of polymer bearings includes Iglidur plain, Igubal spherical and Drylin linear bearings. They offer an excellent price-to-life relationship and are developed under the toughest conditions. They are oil, maintenance and lubrication free, low wear, resistant to dirt and dust, corrosion free and simple to fit. Igus also has the data to precisely predict the lifetime of these bearings within a specific application.

Energy chains are the umbilical cord of modern machines. They minimise downtime and protect, support and extend the service life of cables and hoses. The broad range incorporates more than 30,000 innovative, low-cost products. From the smallest ‘micro’ chain to the largest chain in the world, the E4.350, Igus energy chains are capable of long and short travel distances at high speeds in all axes.

Igus also has its own cable series, Chainflex, specially designed with energy chains in mind. They are highly flexible cables, offering a long service life and very small bending radii. A wide range is available, from small signal cables to large power cables, high-speed data cables and glass fibre-optic cables.

The company’s energy chains and Chainlflex cables can be delivered as a fully harnessed and pre-assembled Readychain system, cutting purchasing, warehousing and installation costs.

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