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Articles By igus UK Ltd

    • Low-cost automation in XXL: Large DIY palletiser robot from igus at a low price

      igus is expanding its low-cost automation range with a new drylin XXL room gantry robot. The robot has a working envelope of 2000 x 2000 x 1500mm and is particularly suitable for palletising applications up to 10kg.

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    • The i-cee module helping make your plastics smarter!

      Helping prevent unwanted breakdowns, the new i-cee predictive maintenance system helps keep your machine moving.

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    • igus now offers a SCARA robot!

      The new drylin® SCARA robot is now available. Fast, flexible and configurable!

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    • 200 not out

      As Connectivity reaches 200 issues, we take a quick look at where our strategic partners sit in the Industry 4.0 landscape, what factors are driving them forwards, and also what milestones they’ve achieved in getting to where they are today.

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    • chainflex® flexible cables for moving applications

      A flexible cable means a cable that endures continuous flexing, harsh conditions and yet is long lasting. igus® developed "chainflex®" cable range to meet this need, and is guaranteed when used combination with the igus® energy chains.

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    • igus invests in SPE, awarded Single Pair Ethernet Network Pioneer Member

      igus has introduced ready-made cables for the Single Pair Ethernet especially for e-chain use. Single Pair Ethernet (SPE), which uses a single twisted pair of conductors that reduces the cable thickness and the size of the connectors required, is now one of the biggest trends in data communication for devices to communicate with the smallest sensors.

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    • e-skin® corrugated tube for cleanrooms

      The igus® e-skin® is a safe and abrasion-resistant guide to carry cables for cleanrooms, eliminating unwanted particles contaminating the air.

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    • Predictive maintenance: Avoid unscheduled machine downtime

      Increase plant availability and ensure process conformity with smart plastic solutions from igus.

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    • Plastic vs metal cobot clamps

      In this video, you can see the comparison between the assembly time of an igus plastic cobot clamp and the metal version. There simply is no comparison when it comes to the speed, however the metal ones can sometimes be the better option when there is a faster motion. Luckily igus offers both options! So, whatever your application, it can offer you a solution.

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    • Drone in a box

      In this video, you'll learn about the "drone in the box." The drones can fly autonomously and automatically, thanks to the box system. You can see that igus products are used not only within drones but within the box, from miniature energy chains and dryspin leadscrews for opening and closing the cover, to its ReBel robolink joint automating the battery replacement.

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    • New igus module boosts predictive maintenance

      igus has developed a new predictive maintenance device, a new home for the software to power its smart plastics products – the i.Cee:local module.

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    • Robotic energy chain

      Space constraints on robots can be a problem, however with the new integrated retraction triflex energy chain, this is now one less issue to contend with. The patented design allows 40% length compensation thanks to the ingenious connection design. Using an expander in the core, this allows for the retraction and as with all triflex this easy design can be fitted with the standard triflex range.

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    • igus FastConnect system reduces assembly time by 46%

      igus now offers a new chainflex Profinet cable for the fast connection of cables in the field. For this purpose, igus has developed “FastConnect” technology, allowing the cable to be easily stripped in just a few simple steps, reducing assembly time by 46%.

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    • How much freedom will the Rebel robot give you?

      With the new igus ReBel cobot, it is now even easier to accomplish robot/human collaborative tasks. These robots are suitable for assembly aids, pick & place tasks and can be used within industrial or private applications.  See how smooth it moves in this video.

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    • Delta robot on a farm – Ee-i Ee-i Oh

      This video shows the igus delta robot in action! The Small Robot Company uses the robot in its new machine which is used by farmers to electrocute weeds.

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