igus will be showcasing its products designed and developed specifically for the machine building industry at this year's Machine Building Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 30 September and 1 October 2014. Key new products on display include:
- drylin W linear guide
- E4.1 light energy chain
- readychain rack
Visitors to the igus stand will be able to view the drylin range of linear slides and drive systems. The drylin W range is a modular system that offers excellent wear and friction properties. The drylin E ('E' for electric) range offers a complete linear drive system, integrating DC motors, linear switches and chainflex motor cables. Available in X, Y and Z-axis units and combination-axis gantry systems, this compact and lightweight range can be configured online.
Also on show will be a full range of e-chain systems; the E4.1 e-chain is a lightweight version for applications that require heavy fill weights over short unsupported travels. In addition, the E4.1 crossbars snap open easily for instant access to the cables and hoses inside.
The galvanised steel readychain rack enables machine builders to transport pre-harnessed energy chains from igus right to the machine on the shop floor. Its modular design enables the rack to be quickly assembled according to the length of e-chains and cables, then disassembled for storage and re-use.
The chainflex hybrid servo cables are specifically designed to simplify servo drive systems; by combining power and bus cable elements, they are a cost-efficient alternative to multi-cable options. igus chainflex hybrid servo cables are guaranteed for millions of cycles in constant flexing applications in e-chains at a bend radius of just 10 times cable diameter.
A highly wear-resistant and maintenance-free product is the self-lubricating PRT slewing ring that enables users to improve the performance of their machines while reducing cost. They are suitable for OEMs looking for a simple ready-to-install option, in machine tool applications such as for monitor pivot points, assembly lines, material handling areas and robots.
Throughout the Machine Building exhibition, experts from igus will be on hand to provide advice and guidance on selecting bearings, energy chains and cables for specific application. To arrange an appointment, please email . See igus on Stand C8 at the Machine Building Show in Hall 3 of the NEC, Birmingham on 30 September and 1 October 2014, or follow the links above or go to www.igus.co.uk for further details about particular products.