Plastic manufacturing company, igus, has launched its smart sensors which track the wear of linear plain bearing liners. Helping to increase the reliability of liners, a sensor in the bearing liners calculates the wear limit and notifies a controller when a threshold is reached. Allowing for preventative maintenance rather than running to system failure, these … Continue reading New sensors identify wear on liners for preventative maintenance
Recent testing has confirmed that igus’s iglidur Q2E can withstand up to 130 MPa. The bearings, designed to be used in construction machines, agricultural machines, utility vehicles and offshore installations, are made from high-performance plastics. Distributed by Treotham in Australia, these bearings are lubrication and corrosion free. Due to not needing lubrication, maintenance requirements are … Continue reading No lubricant bearings developed for heavy industry
With moving energy supply systems such as the e-spool and the zig-zag system, complicated stage applications can be implemented even in confined spaces and with high loads. Treotham Automation reports. The challenge for every “stage builder” is to create the perfect stage. Every job is different, because stages are not off the shelf. Each one is … Continue reading Reliable energy supply for stage technology with igus e-chains from Treotham
At Innotrans 2018, igus showcased intelligent e-chains and cables for trains, trams and high-speed suburban rail vehicles. Treotham Automation reports. Increasing digitisation in railway technology offers great potential for increasing reliability and therefore more punctual operation of trains. At Innotrans 2018, igus showcased its smart plastics to demonstrate how intelligent cables and energy chains that … Continue reading Smart plastics make railway equipment maintenance easy
The ‘magsnap’ magnetic adapter for e-chains can easily be clipped on the crossbars of energy chains allowing new possibilities for a range of hanging or circular applications.