Monday, 17 July 2017

Industrial robots from igus can be openly configurated from ₹ 4.5 Lakhs

Industrial robots from igus can be openly configurated from ₹ 4.5 Lakhs

Configure easily and automate cost-effectively – at the 2017 Hannover Messe the motion plastics specialist igus presented new robolink components for individual robotics solutions. In addition to complete robotic arms in optimised design for even more freedom of movement, higher stability and up to eight kilograms of load, igus displays the 'robolink designer', with which users can configure their robotic arms easily and quickly.

With the robolink product range, igus has set itself the goal of offering cost-effective components made of lubrication-free and maintenance-free plastics, so that users can assemble their systems individually from joints using a wide variety of gears, motors and connecting elements – either with individual components in self-assembly or with a fully pre-assembled articulated arm. At the 2017 Hannover Messe, igus presents a new5-axis robot kit with optimised design, which is also available as a finished, preassembled arm. The ready-to-connect robotic arm, which offers even greater freedom of movement and greater stability, was shown in production operation by igus at its booth.

igus offers these complete solutions even more cost-effectively with either four or five degrees of freedom in two different sizes. "With these solutions, we provide users with industry-grade products that we have tested in our own lab and even used for pick-and-place tasks in 24-hour operation in our own production facility," explains Martin Raak, product manager of robolink at igus. "The larger option of the new robotic arm for up to eight kilograms of load capacity is available ready for connection starting from 1 off for ₹ 3 Lakhs and with a low-cost control system for a total of around ₹ 4.5 Lakhs." One option here is, for example, the control system of the manufacturer Commonplace Robotics (CPR). It is equipped with an easy-to-use software that can be used to control robolink D robotic arms with four or five degrees of freedom, only requiring an external computer for the installation. Even the smaller option of the robolink D articulated arm with a maximum load capacity of four kilograms can easily execute quick handling tasks for loads up to 500 grams.

Configure robots easily online
With the new 'robolink designer', customers can select their specific components step by step on an intuitive CAD interface, thus enabling them to configure their robotic arm quickly and easily from the first axis up to the tool. "The length of the arm is quite variable, so that the robot can be adapted to the respective work area," explains Martin Raak. "The software can also be used on a tablet, allowing, among other things, a visual simulation of movements on the rotating joints." Following the configuration, a parts list and a direct request to igus are issued.

For more information please visit: http://www.igus.in/wpck/6076/robolink

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, 14 July 2017

New plastic angle adapters from igus allows quick and easy angling of cable connector after fitting

New plastic angle adapters from igus allows quick and easy angling of cable connector after fitting

Slide it on, bend the cable, fix and ready to use! In just a few steps, the new igus ibow, from the motion plastics specialist igus, can be used to attach cables with an angled plug connection and save space. With this simple injection moulded part, igus allows flexible connection of cables to a machine, whereby the angle of connection is freely selectable. "With the use of the igus ibow, cables can be connected just as easily to machines as without the adapter," explains Christian Stremlau, head of the readychain/readycable division at igus. "Customers do not need specially trained personnel and also save twice because they only need to get one type of plug connector, the straight connectors and their harnessing are also significantly cheaper than angled connectors." Users can therefore obtain the identical connector types as harnessed readycables from igus and also choose the best angle for connecting to the machine later. This saves process and storage costs and above all eliminates errors.

Faster and, above all, safer use
By using the cost-effective igus ibow, the connector does not have to be removed from the cable, which saves time and is also safer. As soon as the cable complete with connector has been pushed through the adapter and angled, it must be fixed with a cable tiewrap. In this way, it can also be removed again easily later if required. Depending on the customer's requirements, igus supplies the ibow as an individual part in various installation sizes or already harnessed together with the appropriate cables. Users can also specify the desired colour or add additional individual labels.


For more details please visit: http://www.igus.in/wpck/18318/N17_14_01_ibow

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.

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.