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drylin® news 2020 - Overview

Tech up. Cost down. It's our job.

Whether for very small installation spaces or in very large ones. From a quantity of one to millions every month. Nothing is too much for igus®. All of our customers with their individual requirements and needs are of equal importance.  
 
Due to the many, many applications, ideas and designs, we are faced with the very same challenge over and over again: how can the solution look like? How can we deal with the problem?
 
As a result, we work together to create new products every year - solutions to problems. Many of them don't get past the project stage for an individual customer and reach the series production stage. This is the igus® news in Spring. In 2020 as well - perhaps particularly in 2020, when a lot of things are changing in the world and many customers are looking for alternatives.  
 
Are you also looking for an alternative? - we will be happy to provide you with expert advice for free and without obligation! 
 


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Function check at the touch of a button: isense LED carriage

LED isense linear carriages of drylin igus  

Tech up:

  • Linear carriage with optical function display
  • Predictable maintenance due to wear sensor in liner
Cost down:
  • Direct use without integration in local IT environment
  • Short downtime due to fast bearing replacement
Proof:
  • Function tested in the igus® laboratory
Sustainability:
  • Absolutely lubrication-free
  • Long service life due to iglidur J200 liners
  • Re-use of all metal parts


Pull-out made easy: solid-plastic telescopic rod

NTP27 solid polymer telescopic rod from igus  

Tech up:

  • igus® polymers in three colours
  • Withstands up to 2.5kg
  • Up to 70% lighter than steel
Cost down:
  • Cost-effective production via injection moulding
  • Fast assembly due to snap-on hooks
Proof:
  • 64% weight saving and 23% narrower installation space compared to NT-35
Sustainability:
  • Metal-free telescopic guide without lubrication
  • Low inertia reduces emissions in the aviation industry, among others


Save and design: clear-anodised linear rail

WS 10-40 without holes - clear-anodised rail  

Tech up:

  • Consistent silver colour ideal for visible parts
Cost down:
  • 15% more cost-effective than the hard-anodised version
Proof:
  • 66% weight saving due to use of aluminium instead of steel
Sustainability:
  • Can be used in emission-critical environments


Save money and reduce weight: polymer housing

WS 10-40 without holes - clear-anodised rail  

Tech up:

  • Robust and corrosion-resistant due to igus® polymers
  • Up to 75% lighter than series RJUM-05 made of aluminium
Cost down:
  • Cost-effective production via injection moulding
  • Fast assembly due to split bearing housing
Proof:
  • 8 times longer service life on steel and stainless steel due to iglidur® E7 linear liner
Sustainability:
  • Change the bearing directly on the shaft
  • Re-usable plastic housings
  • Absolutely lubrication-free


Toothed belt axis in stainless steel

WS 10-40 without holes - clear-anodised rail  

Tech up:

  • System height of 40mm with new installation size Ø 10
  • Corrosion-free
Cost down:
  • Modular: three system widths and three carriage lengths
Proof:
  • Tested in a long-time test in the igus® laboratory.
Sustainability:
  • No lubrication, no grease or oil in the system
  • Transparent design for fast and easy cleaning


 

ZLWT toothed-belt axis with double toothed-belt

WS 10-40 without holes - clear-anodised rail  

Tech up:

  • Separate control of 2 linear carriages on one linear axis
Cost down:
  • Reduced construction effort due to delivery of linear axis/motor/motor control system from a single source
Proof:
  • Put through long-term test in the igus® lab
Sustainability:
  • Liner can be replaced, all metallic components of the linear axis can be re-used for life


Online configuration tool for linear axes with lead screw drive

Configure linear modules with lead screw drive online  

Tech up:

  • Online configuration tool for SHT linear modules with lead screw drive
Cost down:
  • Reduced design time due to ready-to-connect system that includes linear module/motor/dryve motor control system
Proof:
  • All configuration models clear and plausible
  • incl. 2D dimensional drawing and 3D CAD model

Sustainability:
  • Durable materials for wet areas or environments where intensive cleaning takes place


Improved generation of strain wave gears

igus® strain wave gear  

Tech up:

  • Up to 50% higher efficiency
  • Light and compact, made of igus®  high-performance polymers
Cost down:
  • Cost-effective due to use of plastic
  • Quick and easy adaption as axis 5 in robots
Proof:
  • 28% higher efficiency
  • 94% higher load-bearing capacity
Sustainability:
  • Completely lubrication-free operation
  • Lower inertia as axis 5 in robotics


igus® Robot Control software & hardware

Robot control system with software and hardware from igus®  

Tech up:

  • New robotics control software by igus®
  • Available in control cabinet or on top-hat (DIN) rail
Cost down:
  • Try out programming software for free online
  • Intuitive operator control for everybody
Proof:
  • The user can test the software as a free download
Sustainability:
  • A software for programming linear robots, delta robots and robot arms


Axis 7 for robots

Axis 7 for robots  

Tech up:

  • Ready-to-install linear axis 7 in robotics
    for flexible use of robots in the workspace
  • Matching adapter kits for robolink DP and UR with UR Cap Integration
Cost down:
  • Toothed belt axis ZLW-20 from the drylin® W modular system
  • Kits available individually or as ready-to-install ZLW-20
Proof:
  • Up to 4 times larger robot workspace due to linear adjustment with axis 7
Sustainability:
  • 100% lubrication-free ZLW-20 toothed belt axis
  • Materials can be recycled


Modular robot gearbox: drygear® Apiro

Usable for a wide variety of applications
Robot gearboxes  

Tech up:

  • Modular design for manual and motor-operated adjustments
  • Worm gears made of tribologically optimised igus high-performance polymers
Cost down:
  • Cost-effective gearboxes made of solid plastic
  • Fast conversion possible
Proof:
  • 100% clean operation
  • 40% better performance through iglidur® A180
Sustainability:
  • Very light and completely lubrication-free


dryspin® heavy-load nut made of plastic

dryspin heavy-load plastic nut from igus  

Tech up:

  • New design makes it easy to screw on securely
  • Connection sizes ø 47mm identical to conventional ball screws
Cost down:
  • Cost-effective optimised injection-moulded design
  • Variable design for all threads Ø 14/16 and 18/20
Proof:
  • Service life can be calculated online
Sustainability:
  • Lightweight and inertia due to plastic
  • Long-lasting due to patented thread asymmetry


New dryspin® thread sizes

New dryspin thread sizes  

Tech up:

  • Up to 2.5 times greater efficiency due to optimum thread angle
  • Low-noise and -vibration operation due to rounded tooth flanks
Cost down:
  • Cost-effective alternative to ball screws
  • More than 5000 lead screw drive options available from stock
Proof:
  • Service life can be calculated online
  • Tested: up to 25% less wear
Sustainability:
  • No lubrication
  • Long service life due to asymmetrical thread geometry

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