Thursday, 15 June 2017

igus medium voltage cable for energy supply systems on crane installations available from stock

igus medium voltage cable for energy supply systems on crane installations available from stock

The motion plastic specialist igus has developed the new chainflex medium voltage cable CFCRANE.PUR for very long travels, for example in crane facilities. Motor cables of this series are, among others, highly flexible and oil resistant. As a retrofit solution or for special projects, igus offers the new series of cables from stock.

In the crane and material handling sector, installations are increasingly getting bigger and working at an ever-higher dynamics around the clock. This means, in addition to the ever-higher demand for energy, there are rising requirements on the components used, which have to withstand ever-increasing loads all 365 days of the year. For projects of this kind, the motion plastics specialist igus has developed the CFCRANE.PUR series of chainflex cables to compliment the low-abrasion and low-noise roller energy chains. These are particularly suitable for very long travels up to 1,000 metres. The new medium voltage cable CFCRANE.PUR for voltages of 6/10 kV can be used in indoor and outdoor applications due to the special conductor structure as well as the combination of the materials used. The new CFCRANE.PUR has a diameter that is up to 20 percent smaller than conventional motor cables.

Special cable with 36 months guarantee available from stock
These cables of the new series have been developed for bend radii of 10xd moving in e-chains The durability has been proven in the igus test laboratory and is guaranteed by igus, as for all 1,244 chainflex cables available from stock, for a life of 36 months. "If customers urgently need cables for replacing existing systems, they don't have to wait a long time," explains Rainer Rössel, head of the chainflex cables division at igus. "Because, the new cable can be ordered directly from our stock and delivered in the shortest possible time." This is also interesting for special projects, which igus implements through its project engineering team. If, for example, new installations are equipped with energy supply systems in the bulk handling or offshore sector, the igus experts will assist right from the planning stage. Since igus produces energy chains and cables and delivers them from one source, customers can always rely on secure and ready-to-install solutions.

For more information please visit: http://www.igus.in/chainflex/unharnessed-cable

About igus® India
igus® operations in India started in the year 1998 with head quarters in Bangalore. igus offers widest range of products that includes polymer bearings, igubal® Linear Motion Bearings , Plain Bearings and Bushing Accessories etc. which enable them to serve the whole industrial establishments in India from a small work shop to huge industrial establishments.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Igus smart plastics Monitor the operating state of all e-chains with just one module

Igus smart plastics Monitor the operating state of all e-chains with just one module

At the Hannover Messe 2017, igusshowed new and improved products. These included, for example, isense EC.RC, a new system for monitoring e-chains, the optimisedCF.Q module for the intelligent chainflex cables that customers are already using today and the intelligent iglidur PRT slewing ring bearings.

Making production processes easier and more reliable – In order to enable its customers to do this, igus the motion plastics specialist, develops intelligent solutions that warn of potential failure in good time before unplanned and very costly downtimes occur. One year ago, igus presented its first products at Hannover Messe – Due to the considerable customer demand, visitors coming to the stand a year later could now experience the new generation of 'smart plastics'.

Continuous monitoring for safe operation
Including the new isense EC.RC (e-chain Run Control). It monitors the operating status of the e-chains, especially in guide troughs used on long travel applications. Sensors measure and check the position of the energy chain. In this way, the machine is prevented from continuing to operate when mechanical faults occur; meaning that total loss of the chain or an electrical shutdown (for example, due to cable damage) are a thing of the past. In this way the isense EC.RC, like all isense products from igus, guards against any unscheduled machine shutdowns.

Further intelligent motion plastics for diverse applications
Another new product from the smart plastics family is the EC.M module, which is mounted on the moving end of the chain and automatically records its status, i.e. acceleration, speed, temperature and completed cycles. The distance travelled and the remaining service life of the system can be derived from this. igus has also improved theCF.Q module, with which the data of the intelligent chainflex cables are gathered. Due to continuous measurement of the electrical properties, ambient temperature and the number of cycles, a possible failure of the cable is predicted in good time. "Continuous testing in our test laboratory and in customer applications help us to make analysis of the measured values increasingly more precise", explains Michael Blaß, Head of Sales and Marketing e-chainsystems at igus. "Real applications in which we are already using our intelligent products and our chainflex cables include, for example, robot gantries for transportation in automobile factories, where even short unscheduled standstill times result in very large production losses."

One module for many energy chains and cables
Whereas igus presented different isense measuring systems for its linear guides, energy chains and cables last year, the icom communication module, which gathers, and transfers all the values of these systems, was improved at the same time and now communicates mostly without cables. It is even easier to integrate into existing production, one of the reasons being that only a single icom module is needed for several systems. In addition, customers can now connect other manufacturers' data-generating units which monitor status to the icom module. Igus showed live on the stand, how the operating states of all moving e-chains are measured by only a single icom module. In addition, igusshowcased the intelligent iglidur PRT slewing ring bearing, a new member of the smart plastics family. Thanks to an integrated wear sensor, which is mounted in a cut-out niche under the slide elements, the so-called PRT.W sensor ('W' for wear) also measures the abrasion so that replacement of the bearing in good time without an unscheduled machine shutdown can be ensured, thus contributing towards increased security in production.


About igus® India
igus® operations in India started in the year 1998 with head quarters in Bangalore. igus offers widest range of products that includes polymer bearings, igubal® Linear Motion Bearings ,Plain Bearings and Bushing Accessories etc. which enable them to serve the whole industrial establishments in India from a small work shop to huge industrial establishments.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Igus Launches First 3D print material for food technology

Igus Launches First 3D print material for food technology

The 3D print material iglidur I150 developed by motion plastics specialist igus has now been approved for food contact according to EU regulation 10/2011. By the certification of this Tribo-Filament that has a versatile use, customers can now print their custom-made parts which are approved for direct contact with food or cosmetics in moving applications. The material is lubrication-free and maintenance-free and can be used even on 3D printers that do not have a heated printing plate.

With the certified iglidur® I150 Tribo-Filament, lubrication-free special parts for movement in the food industry can be produced quickly and cost-effectively. iglidur® I150 can be processed on any 3D printer where the nozzle temperature can be set to 250°C. Since the high-performance plastic has a very low shrinkage, it can also be processed on 3D printers that do not have a heated printing plate. In this case, the igus adhesive film is recommended as the base for the print bed in order to ensure good adhesion. "iglidur I150 is extremely versatile and therefore also interesting for many other industries", explains Tom Krause, product manager for Tribo-Filaments at igus. "It is very tough and the easiest Tribo-Filament to work with. The material has an impressively high wear resistance at surface speeds of up to 0.2 m/s." In the igus test laboratory, iglidur I150 showed a much higher abrasion resistance compared to classic 3D printing materials for a large number of different test parameters.

Lubrication-free wear parts easily printed
In addition to iglidur I150, the polymer specialist igus has five other lubrication-free and maintenance-free iglidur Tribo-Filaments for a wide range of applications – for example, where permanent load or chemical resistance is required. Common to all is that they are characterised by high abrasion resistance and are up to 50 times more wear-resistant than standard materials for the 3D print. The 3D print with the tribo-filaments from igus is a good option especially in the production of complex moving parts subject to wear in jigs and fixtures, in small batches and special machine construction. For customers who do not have their own 3D printer, igus offers a 3D printing service for wear parts, made from both the iglidur Tribo-Filament and its own laser sintered material iglidur I3. Customers can upload their data, choose the material, calculate prices and order their individual wear parts directly online.

For more details please visit: http://www.igus.in/Shop/Product/12404?C=IN&L=en

About igus® India
igus® operations in India started in the year 1998 with head quarters in Bangalore. igus offers widest range of products that includes cable chain, cable conduit , Cable harness etc. which enable them to serve the whole industrial establishments in India from a small work shop to huge industrial establishments.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Lightweight and cost-effective profiles from igus are here to save your money

Lightweight and cost-effective profiles from igus are here to save your money

The motion plastics specialist igus has expanded its drylin W modular system and now also offers linear guides with rails made of glass-fibre reinforced plastic. From vehicle construction to laboratory technology, this metal-free alternative helps users save costs and weight in their overall construction.

Glass-fibre reinforced plastic, abbreviated GRP, is convincing not only by its very low weight compared to metallic alternatives. The fibre-plastic composite also has a very high media resistance, is non-magnetic and also very cost-effective. In order to expand its extensive drylin W modular system for linear technology, the motion plastics specialist igus has developed a GRP rail on which a plastic carriage is used. "The drylin W profile made of glass fibre is 20 percent lighter than aluminium and even 70 percent lighter than steel," says Stefan Niermann, head of the drylin linear and drive technology division at igus. "At the same time, it is also 50 percent cheaper than carbon, which means that our GRP linear guide system is an alternative for use in vehicle and aircraft construction as well as for medical devices or measuring systems.

Versatile material for a wide range of applications
The pairing of GRP and plastic is also suitable for other industries where highly dynamic movements play a role. For example, more and more users are using the weight advantages of GRP components in robotics. Due to the good media resistance, however, the linear guide can also be used in an environment with aggressive cleaning agents. Like all igus products, it manages completely without external lubrication and is insensitive to dust and dirt. For more stability, igus offers a high profile GRP rail option. This also makes it possible to mount it by means of clamping claws. Complicated mechanical finishing is therefore superfluous and an easy assembly is possible.

For more details please visit: http://www.igus.in/wpck/1969/drylin_n

About igus® India
igus® operations in India started in the year 1998 with head quarters in Bangalore. igus offers widest range of products that includes polymer bearings, igubal® Linear Motion Bearings , Plain Bearings and Bushing Accessories, Cable Harness etc. which enable them to serve the whole industrial establishments in India from a small work shop to huge industrial establishments.

Monday, 17 April 2017

igus e-chain system safely guides control devices: Quickly assembled, space-saving

igus e-chain system safely guides control devices: Quickly assembled, space-saving

More and more companies in crane technology rely on modern cable guidance with energy chains. With the new guidefast control e-chainsystem , the motion-plastics specialist igus has now developed an energy supply system that can also power a manual control on the indoor crane. Quick and easy to assemble, the guidefast control needs only a small installation space and can be adapted to the most varied conditions, thanks to the largest selection of cables for motion.

While e-chainsystems are increasingly becoming the standard for energy supply on port cranes, they are also being increasingly used in indoor cranes. The advantages compared to pure trailing cables are obvious: the e-chain protects the cables inside them; they are not compressed and are thus safely guided when in motion. This is also the case for the manual control of the indoor crane, where the new guidefast control energy chain system safely transmits signals via control cable. A trough reliably guides the energy chain and cables as well as the moving end arm, even with a short-term high tensile load. As with the guidefast guide trough for the cable guidance of the trolley (lifting gear), the guidefast control can also be installed quickly and easily: in the first step of the assembly, the guide trough is fastened to the side of the crane girder to save space. A welding of consoles is not necessary. It is then hooked and bolted into the support, which saves additional installation time. In operation, the moving end arm can be easily moved and positioned by the control device along the entire crane girder, regardless of the position of the lifting gear thanks to the lubrication-free and maintenance-free xiros polymer ball bearings.


The right cable for every movement
The complete igus guidefast control system is independent of the crane manufacturer and therefore can be used with any crane construction or operating device both indoors and outdoors When selecting the cables, the user can choose from 1,244 chainflex catalogue cables that have been specifically designed for movement in energy chains. Thanks to the new high-end cables with outer jackets made of halogen-free TPE, a reliable operation of the indoor cranes is also ensured under tough conditions, very long travels or extremely low temperatures down to -35°C, for example in deep-freeze storage, even with the smallest bend radii. igus guarantees a life of 36 months on all cables. This is only possible through continuous tests under real conditions in the igus test laboratory. The results make it possible to reliably predict the service life and the specific temperatures and bend radii in which the cable can be safely used.


About igus® India
igus® operations in India started in the year 1998 with head quarters in Bangalore. igus offers widest range of products that includes polymer bearings, igubal® Linear Motion Bearings , Plain Bearings and Bushing Accessories, Cable Harness etc. which enable them to serve the whole industrial establishments in India from a small work shop to huge industrial establishments.

Friday, 14 April 2017

igus launches new Xiros guide roller which is light, durable and food-safe

igus launches new Xiros guide roller which is light, durable and food-safe

For guide rollers and transport rollers, igus has developed a system solution consisting of tube and polymer ball bearings, which is now also available from stock in a light and FDA-compliant design. The rollers for use in the labelling, packaging and food industry consist of a blue PVC tube with two flange ball bearings at the ends made of wear-resistant xirodur B180 with stainless steel balls.

Under the brand name xiros, the motion plastics specialist igus has developed maintenance-free and, above all, lubricant-free polymer ball bearings. Especially in the food and packaging industry, this is a decisive advantage as there is no risk of contamination. New in the product range is a ready harnessed system solution consisting of a blue PVC tube as well as two flange ball bearings made of xirodur B180 with stainless steel balls. "All components used in these new guide rollers are FDA-compliant," explains Marcus Semsroth, head of xiros polymer ball bearings at igus. "From now on, we offer this system solution in two installation sizes with outer diameters of 50 and 63 millimetres respectively." These ligh weight rollers are available from stock at igus in lengths of 100 to 1000 millimetres.

Plastic system solution saves drive energy
Compared to stainless steel tubes, the food-grade plastic tube weighs only about one third as much, which in turn has an effect on the required drive energy when the rollers themselves are moved, for example in film storage. Also the dry operating xiros polymer ball bearings achieve less friction than lubricated ball bearings made of metal, since the balls do not have to overcome the resistance of the lubricant. Here, they have the advantage that they start much more easily than ball bearings made of metal.

xiros: Comprehensive range of plastic ball bearings
Since 2008, igus has developed a wide range of lubrication-free polymer ball bearings, which are already in use in a wide range of applications. The service life of the xiros ball bearings can be calculated by entering the respective application parameters. The most widely used designs are radial deep groove ball bearings according to DIN 625, similar to the available ball bearings made of metal. Further types are, for example, axial ball bearings, multiple bearings, slewing ring bearings or axial polymer ball transfer units.


About igus® India
igus® operations in India started in the year 1998 with head quarters in Bangalore. igus offers widest range of products that includes polymer bearings, igubal® Linear Motion Bearings , Plain Bearings and Bushing Accessories etc. which enable them to serve the whole industrial establishments in India from a small work shop to huge industrial establishments.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

igus introduces smart plastics: Intelligent linear guide increases safety against failure and reduces costs

igus introduces smart plastics: Intelligent linear guide increases safety against failure and reduces costs

With the smart plastics igus has developed intelligent machine components, which monitor themselves during the operation. An early warning system consisting of sensors and digital communication thereby expands the world's largest modular system for lubrication-free and maintenance-free linear guides. The smart drylin guide is easy to retrofit and increases the customer's safety against failure.

Digitised and networked process sequences in drive technology promise a high potential for reducing machine downtimes, particularly when combined with high-performance plastics for the motion. The smart plastics from igus combine both and expand the customer's ability to provide predictive maintenance. Through continuous measurements and the calculations using the parameters of the system as well as the thousands of test data from the igus test laboratory, it is possible to also reliably predict the smooth functioning of the smart plastics in the future while in real operation. Part of this comprehensive range is the intelligent drylin linear guide, which can be very easily retrofitted.

Smart linear guide makes maintenance easy
To make the products "smart", the dry operating drylin bearings are equipped with sensors and a special module, the isense DL.W. This constantly monitors the abrasion of the dirt-resistant and dust-repellent plain bearings and determines the wear limit by which a bearing must be replaced. The status data are passed on via wireless to the user, who is able to intervene at the right time from anywhere. The isense DL.W as a lightweight and robust plastic element is ideally suitable for retrofitting as well as for a variety of moving applications in which linear guides are used, from the packaging machine to the machine tool. Furthermore, the icom module, which collects, processes and relays the data, serves as a central communication unit. The user can take over the monitoring with the terminal device of his choice and can thus always carry out maintenance, repair and replacement at the optimum moment. Because, if maintenance work has been carried out after rigid intervals, the new smart plastics can be used to determine the individual remaining service life of the component and always the best maintenance date. Particularly in the case of the long-lasting components made of Tribo polymers, the full utilisation of the online computable life cycle pays off.

The intelligent drylin guide is part of the overall range of intelligent products, including the intelligent energy chain and intelligent cable. For interested customers, igus has launched a pilot tester programme.

You can find more information on it at: http://www.igus.in/wpck/16723/N16_01_51?playlistid=90

About igus® India
igus® operations in India started in the year 1998 with head quarters in Bangalore. igus offers widest range of products that includes polymer bearings, igubal® Linear Motion Bearings , Plain Bearings and Bushing Accessories etc. which enable them to serve the whole industrial establishments in India from a small work shop to huge industrial establishments.