Thursday, 20 November 2014

igus included over 100 iglidur products standards in the catalogue range

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The igus plain bearings catalogue already lists more than 12,000 products that are available from stock. More products are added to it, such as the high-temperature material iglidur X in large dimensions from 80 mm inner diameter. (Source: igus GmbH)

The diverse catalogue range has become wider still to offer the right plain bearing for every application. And they are quickly available from stock.

The igus plain bearings catalogue is currently comprised of around 12,000 products. This autumn 117 more iglidur products will be added, which at igus also means offering this item ready from stock. Among other new entries, is the extension of available sizes consisting of the high tech, extremely temperature- and chemically-resistant material: iglidur X six new dimensions from 80 to 120 mm inner diameter. “Until now, there were primarily the ‘standard materials’ iglidur G, J and W300 in these large diameters. Our high-temperature classic iglidur X was missing here,” explains RenĂ© Achnitz, head of the iglidur plain bearings business unit at igus. The material is suitable for continuous use at temperatures from -100°C to +250°C and has a very high compressive strength and universal chemical resistance. The extension of the standard range results from the requirements of laboratory and practical tests, and also from  direct contact with customers.

Both the high number of catalogue products as well as the steady growth is largely due to the variety of materials offered by igus. The spectrum ranges from the cost-effective iglidur all-round bearings and FDA-compliant bearings, to high temperature and underwater bearings. This ability to offer almost any plain bearing for any situation is also illustrated in the dry-tech sample box, which can be ordered at igus free of charge by visiting www.igus.eu/box. The box is an "offline-analogue" option of the product finder at igus. Thanks to the enclosed overlay cards, the various materials can be filtered according to different criteria such as temperature, chemical resistance or food contact just as in the online configurator. This can then determine the ideal material for the individual application.

Install and forget
iglidur plain bearings do not need external lubrication, making them completely maintenance-free excelling in dry operation. Following the motto “Install and forget”, they reliably operate throughout their service life contributing to the safety of machines. Indeed, the failure costs due to insufficient lubrication alone in the United States, according to the MIT in Boston, are around 240 billion dollars. The service life of the plain bearings can easily be predicted online. The basis for this is drawn from the results of continuous in-house tests at igus for durability, friction and wear in the test laboratory spread over 1,750 square metres. Over 15,000 plain bearing tests are performed every year.

For more information please visit: http://www.igus.in/iglidur

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Online or offline: Thanks to the online tools (left) and dry-tech sample box (right), the user can quickly find the most suitable iglidur plain bearings for his application. (Source: igus GmbH)

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® spherical bearings, DryLin® linear bearings & guide systems enable them to serve the whole industrial establishments in India from a small work shop to huge industrial establishments.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

igus launches a new tribo-tape and other new products for the machine tool industry

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The iglidur tribo-tape for machine guides made of the iglidur V400 material is extremely wear-resistant and withstands temperatures up to 200°C continuously. (Source: igus GmbH)

igus offers products for machine tools that are high quality and also cost effective. The tribo-tape made of a new material, the lubricant-free polymer slewing ring bearing with individually adjustable swivel angle, or the new chip-proof R2.75 energy tube.

"Save money – safe quality": This igus slogan symbolises the provision of reliability in conjunction with cost savings to the customer. Thus product and process costings for machine tool manufacturers should be reduced without compromising on quality. A novelty is the tribo-tape made of the material iglidur V400. The liner is now available in a more wear-resistant material. This withstands temperatures of up to 200°C, is extremely resistant to media and easy to bond. An example of this would be in machine beds; the iglidur tribo-tape provides great freedom in the construction of gliding surfaces.

Protection against chips, dirt and dust – the chip-proof R2.75 energy tube with snap-open lids on both sides
Constructed on the basis of the cost efficient E2 principle (two parts per chain link) made of tribologically optimised plastics, the energy tube of the R2 series also provides, in addition to the advantages of freedom from lubricants and maintenance, protection against external dirt accumulation and flying chips. The contours of the lid are smooth and its curvature and narrow manufacturing tolerances guarantee that there is no accumulation of chips between the stop dogs. At the same time the two-side flip-open lid saves assembly time, since they need not be completely removed to equip the energy tube with cables. Due to the double stop dogs the R2.75 energy tube can absorb high additional loads and handle even long unsupported lengths. The integrated grid also ensures a firm hold of the interior separation, even in side-mounted applications. All cables are effectively protected from abrasion and wear by smooth interiors and modular partitioning systems using snap-on separators.

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The chip-proof R2.75 energy tube has snap-open lid on both sides, whereby the installation time is reduced. (Source: igus GmbH)

Ready to install iglidur PRT slewing ring bearings with individually adjustable swivel angle
The ready to install iglidur PRT slewing ring bearings, widely used in the pivoting arms of control panels and screens of machine tools, are now available with individually adjustable angle stop. The angle range is freely selectable and adjustable in increments of 2°. If a subsequent adjustment of the angle is necessary during operation, this can be easily performed by manually converting the stop dogs. The conversion of the variable twist limitation does not require anything more than the manual loosening and shifting of stop dogs and pins. Plastic gliding elements made from the proven igus material iglidur J are used in the slewing ring bearings, so that any external lubrication and maintenance can be fully dispensed with, avoiding machine downtimes. The ruggedness against chips, dirt or dust is increased, since there is no oil or grease for adhesion. For a low-friction operation, the counter-running surfaces of the polymer gliding elements are hard anodised. In addition to the ready to install standard slewing ring bearings, slewing ring bearings can be universally installed by means of special universal gliding elements made of iglidur J; by joining together individual parts, slewing ring systems can be manufactured from an inner diameter of 500 mm to virtually infinite, as desired. The slewing ring bearing with a diameter of one metre constructed on the basis of these gliding elements, depending on the version, can be loaded with up to ten tonnes.


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® spherical bearings, DryLin® linear bearings & guide systems enable them to serve the whole industrial establishments in India from a small work shop to huge industrial establishments.