igus showcases compact designs at Southern Manufacturing

22 November 2016

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igus showcases compact designs at Southern ManufacturingAt Southern Manufacturing, igus will showcase a wide range of cost-effective, lightweight and maintenance-free bearings and cable management systems for a variety of engineering applications. Visitors to the stand (N97) will see a several inspirational live demonstrations, including the drylin W curved rail system and Compact Rotation Module.

Like all drylin systems, the easy-to-install drylin W curved rails and self-aligning carriages do not require lubrication and therefore run maintenance-free. A pivoting spherical ball, made of the engineering plastic, iglidur J, is used to self-align the carriage for smooth, reliable movement along the rail.

Robert Dumayne, director of drytech bearings, igus, explains: “The innovative design of the drylin W carriage retains its alignment with the rail to eliminate binding, whether it’s travelling along straight linear runs or round tight bends. This opens up endless possibilities in applications for a wide range of industries, including marine, aerospace and stage technologies.”

The second show highlight on the igus stand will be the new Compact Rotation Module (CRM), an easy-to-install rotary system that guides different types of media – power, signals, data, fibre-optic, pneumatic and oil – through rotational movements of up to 360 degrees in tight spaces. Additional modules enable the angles of rotation to be extended ‘virtually’ indefinitely.

Justin Leonard, the-chain director, igus, says: “The combination of rotation and additional modules makes the best choice for rotary systems with high fill weights and limited space.” Target applications for the igus CRM include offshore, stacker and reclaimer systems, bucket-wheel excavators and rotary cranes.

Throughout the show, the igus team will be available on stand N97 to take visitors through the benefits and potential applications of their bearing products and cable management systems, as well as provide insight into the full range of igus products. To arrange an appointment at Southern Manufacturing, please email Megan Campbell at and for further information, please visit

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