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igus® has been manufacturing engineered plastics for 50 years, and develops each of the materials and all technology behind its products. Committed to using its innovative polymer materials to develop products that provide creative solutions and exceed customer expectations while delivering fast, accurate service. igus®’ polymer blends are used throughout its range of product lines of cable carriers, plastic bushings, spherical bearings, and linear bearings, guides, and slide tables. With constant advancement and technological breakthroughs, igus® is continually expanding its range of materials, and performs rigorous testing to ensure every product meets and exceeds industry standards. igus® sales engineers are available throughout North America for on-site technical support, friendly customer service is available 8am – 8 pm, and igus® offers over 80,000 parts in stock, ready to ship as early as that day. igus® also offers 3D CAD files, samples, and online tools, all completely free.

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Design Meets Function; igus® Receives Prestigious Product Design Award

POSTED 05/15/2013

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s®, a leading developer of high-performance polymer machine components, won two awards as part of this year's iF product design competition. A panel made up of 50 judges from around the world judged that the company’s e-spool—a variation on traditional cable drums—exceeded its exacting standards. The innovative design guides cables and hoses telescopically and is ideal for restricted spaces. A retention spring provides the correct length and tension of the chain. Potential applications include lighting and stage equipment, because of the inherent lack of space.

Triflex® R TRLF is an easy-to-fill and cost-effective cable carrier designed for three-axis movement. With its round design, Triflex R cable carriers are ideal for robotic applications due to their smooth movement around the contours of a robot. This latest addition to the range has links that can be easily flipped open to fill or retrofit cables and hoses.

With another two iF product design awards under its belt, igus has once again demonstrated its expertise when it comes to industrial design. Since 1987, a total of 26 igus innovations have received this prestigious award. This is due largely to the company’s goal to introduce products to market that combine both function and design.

About the iF design awards
The iF design awards receives more than 20,000 entries from over 50 countries and are among the largest and most important international design competitions. The iF label is a seal of quality recognized all over the world.