Thursday, 20 March 2014

The India tour comes to a successful end, as iglidur continues its trip around the world…

igus celebrated the beginning of a adventurous world wide tour to mark the 30th anniversary of its iglidurpolymer bearings and the 50th anniversary of the company as a whole. igus GmbH sent out a small, retrofitted car on a round-the-world trip with its first stop in “Incredible India”.

Igus presented the car fitted with 56 igus polymer bearing components at the press conference on 30th January 2014 in Delhi. The car was also displayed at the Auto Expo 2014, Delhi and had an overwhelming response from the visitors.

With the flagging off on 10th January 2014 the iglidur started its road trip from Delhi travelling through 14 major cities like Agra, the pink city of Jaipur, Ahmedabad followed by the financial capital Mumbai, Pune to the automotive hub Chennai and finally to its last destination in India - Bangalore, the head quarters of igus India, covering a total distance of 4619 km and visiting 61 major manufacturing companies across India.

At the closing event in the igus India Factory and HQ the car had a traditional welcome and emotional send off by the staff in the presence of vendors, associates and members of the press. 

                            Pic 1 :Caption - Welcome of the car at the igus India factory
Pic 1 :Caption - Welcome of the car at the igus India factory

During this event igus also honoured innovative applications with polymer bearings in India for the year 2013 with the first edition of the Indian local Manus® awards.

                        Pic 2 : Caption - Manus Award Winners
Pic 2 : Caption - Manus Award Winners

Gold Indian manus winner (INR 100,000/-) Late Mr. Harshwardhan Gupta from Neubauplan Automation for file cutting machine with Drylin and many other parts. Silver Indian manus winner (INR 75,000/-) Mr. Munir Pansare from Tata Motors was awarded foe his application of noise reduction in steering column using JVSM. And finally the Bronze Indian manus winner (INR 50,000/-) Ms. Manjari Govankop from Mahindra & Mahindra had a tractor application where igubal WGRM ball and socket special part with seal and major VAVE objectives were met.

Further igus had committed at the press conference in Delhi on 30th Jan 2014, to donate INR 100 and igus GmbH € 1 for every kilometre driven by the car on Indian roads. At the end of the journey the car travelled a total distance of 4619 Kilometres. A sum of INR 8,54,515/- (around €10,000) was donated to M.A.D (Make A Difference) which would help sponsoring the education of 854 kids in India.

Iglidur on tour continues it journey in Asia and is currently touring China followed by America and Europe, covering more than 20 countries across the globe and returning back to celebrate the 50th anniversary of igus in Cologne, Germany.

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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.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

E2 micro from igus: supplying energy made easy

Based on its micro chain series E2.10 and E2.15, the energy supply system specialist, igus, demonstrates how to intelligently guide energy today: rugged, variable, and simple. The E2 micro chain is now available in six new inner widths, including various bending radii. A free chain opener is included with all micro chains. These allow assembly times to be drastically reduced, resulting in cost reductions.

While the micro chain series E2.10 and E2.15 are small and light with inner heights of 10 and 15 mm, they are nevertheless extremely rugged. By employing a dual stop dog system, the available additional load on Series E2.15 was increased by 100% compared to equivalent predecessor models, and unsupported lengths were increased by 25 percent to 1.25 m.

Tenfold faster opening of micro-chains
The E2 family is available in three versions: one-piece with enclosed chain links, and two-piece, with crossbars that can snap open to the outside or inside. The snap-open crossbars allow chains to be quickly and conveniently filled. In addition to the well conceived design, igus has developed a tool for even faster and more convenient assembly: the handy plastic chain opener is equipped with side tabs that release and fully pivot open all cross bars within seconds. This reduces assembly time tenfold. The igus opening tool is included with every customer order.

180 versions due to intelligent construction kit system
Until now, the three versions of the E2 micro were available in only one inner width of 20 mm; six more inner widths (10, 13, 16, 30, 40 and 50 mm) as well as various bending radii have now been added. Using this approach, the igus specific construction kit principle facilitates approximately 180 combinations for confined installation spaces – and therefore provides an appropriate solution for any requirement. Ranging from horizontal, vertically hanging, upright, circular, or side installations – the E2 micro can be mounted on the chain and on the machine in any direction using a variety of mounting brackets. An optional "quick flange" can also be used to secure the chain on the front face.

Online configurator simplifies the procurement process
In addition to straightforward handling, igus pursues the objective on behalf of users to simplify the correct selection and procurement of components as much as possible. The online configurator addresses this purpose: any energy supply system can be configured online by entering parameters ranging from the maximum chain load to accessories. Those who also decide to enter the filling can obtain everything from a single source – 1,030 cable types have been developed specifically for use in energy chains and are available from stock.

E2 micro from igus: supplying energy made easy

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All crossbars on the E2 micro can be quickly and conveniently opened with the handy chain opener. The free tool is included with every order. (Source: igus GmbH).

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About igus:
igus is a globally leading manufacturer in the field of energy chain systems and polymer plainbearings. The Cologne-based family business has offices in 33 countries and employs around 2,200 people around the world. In 2012, igus generated a turnover of 399 million euros. igus operates the largest test laboratories and factories in its sector to offer customers quick turnaround times on innovative products and solutions tailored to their needs. igus India is the wholly owned subsidiary of igus and is operational in India since 2001. Over the last decade it has grown and has been an active and integral part of Indian Industry offering wide range of solutions through its wide network of Support offices across India and team of dedicated and well trained Engineers. The success of igus India is a direct reflection of igus Global philosophy of the "Cheapest Solution that Works is the Best Solution"