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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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igus to exhibit at Pack Expo 2008

POSTED 07/23/2008

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – July 17, 2008 – igus®, a leading developer of high-performance polymer bearings, linear guides and cable management systems, will be exhibiting at Pack Expo this year. The company’s automation components are often used on processing and packaging machinery and are completely lubrication-free, while offering a longer service life at less cost.

New products for this year include DryLin® EasyTube—a new space-saving linear unit for format adjustment tasks—and new versions of the company’s iglide® PRT self-lubricating slewing rings.

New EasyTube is suitable for format adjustments up to 33 pounds in vertical applications or 110 pounds when installed horizontally. The compact system has a tube which guides the end blocks and encloses a trapezoidal leadscrew, protecting it against external influences. The tube is available in anodized aluminum or alternatively stainless steel for superior corrosion-resistance. With this lightweight system, any applied moment is supported by the tube, and so a second guide shaft is not required. EasyTube is temperature-resistant up to 176 degrees Fahrenheit.

The PRT slewing rings use two self-lubricating, low-friction polymer sliding elements in place of ball bearings. The cost-effective modules are highly wear resistant, easy to install, completely maintenance free and have a very high load capacity. Among the new versions to be launched at this year’s Pack Expo include a stainless steel version for maximum corrosion resistance.

Other products at the show will include the company’s DryLin lubrication-free, low wear slide tables and linear guides, which can last in applications where ball bearing systems fail due to ingress of dirt. They will also include igus’ self-lubricating plain and self-aligning bearings and cable management systems to guide and protect moving cables on automated machinery.  

iglide® polymer bearings offer a predictable lifetime in any application, while Energy Chain® cable carriers and Chainflex® continuous-flex cables are designed to reduce downtime by eliminating cable failure. All igus products are tested extensively in the company’s research laboratories.

About igus

igus Inc., founded in 1985 and based in East Providence, R.I., develops and manufactures industry-leading plastic cable carriers, continuous-flex cables, plastic bearings and linear guide systems.  With more than 28,000 products available from stock, the company meets the motion control and machinery component needs of customers worldwide.  Product lines include Energy Chain Systems® to protect and house moving cables, Chainflex continuous-flex cables, iglide self-lubricating, oil-free, plastic bearings, DryLin linear guide systems and igubal® spherical bearings.  For more information, contact igus at (800) 521-2747 or visit www.igus.com.

igus, DryLin, iglide, Energy Chain, Chainflex, Energy Chain Systems, and igubal are registered trademarks of igus Inc.  All other company names and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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