The tribopolymer specialist offers the sector a broad range of corrosion-free, lubricant-free and lightweight products, from guidelok slimline Fright through to the iglidur PRT.
‘motion plastics’ are plastic components that drive, support and supply and igus wants to demonstrate its expertise in this area to its customers. The company’s products enable cost reductions while also improving technology. To help its customers in the material handling sector not only to save money, but also reduce space requirements, weights and installation times. For example, igus has designed the autoglide system, after all, you do not always need a guide rail to reliably cover long travel distances. ‘Guide combs’ can be used to convert the function of the igus energy chain crossbars so that the chains drive themselves when laid.
igus ‘motion plastics’ – plastic components that drive, support and supply – for the material handling sector. (Source: igus GmbH)
Ever faster or ever higher
In the material handling sector, customers place ever higher requirements on machine manufacturers. For example, it must be possible to cover transport routes at ever greater speeds. To make this possible, igus has the developed the guidelok slimline F. This system prevents the vertical running energy chain from swinging sideways (due to the moment of inertia) and ensures it remains securely in the guide trough at high acceleration speeds. An alternative to the classic cable drum, the e-spool, is also available. A standard e-chain is wound and unwound from a spool and an igus twisterband enables the rotary movements of the system. As no slewing ring is required, cables for various media with a maximum diameter of 16 millimetres can be compactly wound up in the chain. The windable energy chain system is now available in two further versions, with a motor flange and even more power for greater filling loads and as a heavy duty (HD) version. Here, an extra strong spring is installed for retracting the e-chain on vertical applications. All three e-spool types are available from the standard range in different extension lengths (four, seven or 14 metres), each with one or two twisterbands. The maximum extension and retraction speed is 1 m/s.
Use for lubricant-free plain bearing technology
A further suitable solution from the igus range of lubricant-free linear modules is the drylin SLW-25120, which combines a compact design with a huge load capacity. This spindle linear module can bear radial loads of up to 1,000 kilogrammes and axial loads of up to 250 kilogrammes. Despite this high load capacity, the module has a slender and compact design that can be easily and flexibly installed. It is suitable for both manual and electrical adjustments. Its slender and robust design makes the drylin SLW-25120 ideal for demanding positioning tasks. The iglidur PRT polymer slewing ring bearings are also ideal for the material handling sector. These currently come in seven sizes and three designs. The smallest slewing rings have an inner diameter of 20 millimetres, the largest of 300 millimetres. Furthermore, igus GmbH’s flexible iglidur J universal gliding element enables users to create their own slewing ring bearings in custom sizes. Depending on the design, slewing ring bearings with diameters of up to one metre constructed on the basis of these gliding elements can even be subjected to loads of up to ten tonnes.
The guidelok slimline F guide system enables drive speeds of up to 7 m/s and acceleration speeds of up to 10 m/s2. (Source: igus GmbH)
About igus Indiaigus® operations in India started in the year 1998 with head quarters in Bangalore. igus offers widest range of products that includes polymer , 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.