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igus has announced that it has been awarded three iF design awards for its product designs. The iF Industrie Forum Design eV association awarded igus for its energy tube R4.1 light, drylin SLT linear axis and the readychain rack products for their combinations of form and function.

Since joining the iF design awards in 1987, a total number of 31 igus products have seen success at the iF awards. The awards are said to distinguish the high degree of innovation, design quality, material, ergonomics, functionality and environmental compatibility of the products.

The R4.1 light is a chip-proof energy tube; the drylin linear axis SLT offers an innovative design for small installation spaces; and the readychain rack is a mounting/transport frame that reduces process costs.

Key product features 

R4.1 light

  • The lid of the enclosed energy tube R4.1 light can be flipped open on both sides.
  • The energy tubes are designed in such a way that virtually no chips can pass into the interior.
  • In a leakage test, only 2.7g of chips were found inside the energy tube after a 250,000 motion cycle.
  • Although the weight of the tubes are 25 per cent lighter than other comparable types, they deliver high stability which allows filling of up to 26kg per metre thanks to the load being optimally distributed over the surface by a double stop system with large contact surfaces.

drylin linear axis SLT

  • Due to the lateral arrangement of the lead screw next to the linear guide system, a minimum structural height of the linear axis of just 20mm and a structural width of 45mm can be achieved.
  • The compact design weighs only 0.15kg and can be driven manually or by a motor.
  • A quick, but simple and smooth operation can take place at a maximum rotary speed of 1000 rpm and a maximum speed of 1.5 m/min.
  • Due to their high efficiency, small size and the lubricant-free operation, the drylin linear axis is ideal for automation tasks in beverage and food processing equipment as well as vending machines.

readychain rack

  • A transport and mounting frame of modular design that consists of adjustable supports and braces that fit perfectly together.
  • They are telescopic so that a length adjustment is possible at any time. Various latching mechanisms ensure that components can also be subsequently mounted. This way the appropriate system can be put together on site within a day.
  • If modifications to the machine are necessary, they can be undertaken any time and in a smooth manner due to the variability of the system.  

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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