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Igus will be showcasing products designed and developed specifically for the machine building industry at this year’s Machine Building Show, which will take place at the NEC in Birmingham from 30 September–1 October. Products on display will include the Drylin W linear guide, the E4.1 light energy chain and the Readychain rack.

Visitors to the Igus stand will be able to view the Drylin range of linear slides and drive systems. The Drylin W range is a modular system that offers excellent wear and friction properties.

Available in X-, Y- and Z-axis units and other gantry systems, the Drylin E range offers a complete linear drive solution, integrating DC motors, linear switches and Chainflex motor cables.

Also on show will be a full range of e-chain systems; the E4.1 is a lightweight version targeting applications that require heavy fill weights over short unsupported travels. The E4.1 crossbars snap open easily to allow instant access to the cables and hoses inside.

The galvanised steel Readychain rack enables machine builders to transport pre-harnessed energy chains from Igus right to the machine on the shop floor. Its modular design allows the rack to be quickly assembled according to the length of e-chains and cables, then disassembled for storage and reuse.  

Specifically designed to simplify servo drive systems, by combining power and bus cable elements, Chainflex hybrid servo cables are a cost-efficient alternative to multi-cable solutions. The Chainflex hybrid servo cable is guaranteed for millions of cycles in constant flexing applications in e-chains at a bend radius of just 10x cable diameter. 

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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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