At the 10th Anniversary of the Advanced Engineering show, 31st October to 1st November, igus will present innovations developed through pre-tested products designed specially to fulfil the needs of engineers. The products showcased on the stand, D32, have been through rigorous testing at its 2,750m² test facility.
This was the case when teams from igus developed a honeycomb structure to provide unique strain relief for its energy supply systems. Cables and hoses are simply inserted into a honeycomb, called the CFU, and then closed. Compared with cable tie-wraps or other strain relief approaches, the engineer can save about 80 per cent assembly and engineering time. Once the cables and hoses are inserted into the CFU and closed, the outer walls of the honeycomb cavities lie gently and uniformly around the cables. The honeycomb system is assembled in seconds and is also very flexible, as new cables can be inserted or replaced by hand.
Matthew Aldridge, managing director, igus explains: “We always work closely with our customers to see how best our products can be placed to fulfil their specific needs. In doing so we have often developed new products that either extend the capabilities of a previous model or build upon the product so that it satisfies different needs for different engineers.”
Another such innovation that igus will demonstrate at the show is the drylin delta robot. Developed to satisfy the need for a lightweight automation product for assembly tasks, it can be fitted into a production line and simply become a part of the process. Available directly from stock as a pre-assembled kit or delivered ready to install, the system can be used immediately.
Members of the igus team will be available on stand D32 to answer questions and demonstrate the potential applications of its bearing products and cable management systems, as well as provide insight into the full range of igus products suitable for their industry and application. For more information, please visit www.igus.co.uk/industry.
To arrange an appointment at the Advanced Engineering show please email Hannah Durrant , and for further information please visit www.igus.co.uk.