The benefits of our products are as individual as your requirements. They all have one thing in common, whether they to do with bearing technology or energy supply systems: they are intended to improve technology and reduce costs in the process.Unique to us is certainly the prediction of the service life of our products and the free online tools, with which the service life can be calculated. Where did we get the data? From our test laboratory, which is also unique in the industry with a size of 3,800 m² and around 15,000 annual tests. And from our customers, who give us valuable information for development with their requirements and feedback. More and more of our products are also available as smart plastics, where the material condition can be monitored and a possible replacement can be notified in good time.
"I love solving problems. I am really pleased if one of our customers can be made happy as a result. Of course, this is only successful if I work very closely with the customer. I need to completely understand where the difficulty lies in order to find an individual solution. It is not uncommon for such individual solutions to result in innovations that we include in our catalogue program. Our customers therefore rely on our team as a driving force in the area of research and development."
Vice President and Head of drylin linear technology & Low Cost Automation
Our materials and technology designs are diverse: high temperature, foodgrade, high load, UV and chemical resistant, plain bearings, linear technology, self-aligning bearings, gears, lead screws, 3D printing, automation and more. The core of our developments is friction optimisation. All material mixtures are improved with filler and solid lubricants so that low friction values are achieved and no external lubrication is necessary. There are no lubrication intervals for trouble-free operation. Our technology runs without maintenance interruption for as long as conditions permit. And since our materials are tailored to many conditions, this can be a very long time compared to other materials.
In order to screw bottle caps in the packaging industry, maintenance-free plastic grippers were manufactured for a customer using 3D printing. The components made of igus filaments brought two advantages: Not only was it possible to achieve cost savings of 85%. The special parts were also delivered 70% faster than usual.
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The best bearing technology cannot show what added value it brings if the machine does not run at all - because it does not get any energy. Data cables, power cables and cables with media are neuralgic points of a machine, the cause of a failure can often be found here. Our energy chains and the cables optimised for movement have been developed to prevent failures and enable long service life. They are available as complete ready-to-install systems or as single parts.
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