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New Design Advice Series Offers Technical Insights

POSTED 06/02/2009

igus launches TechTalk for its continuous-flex cables and plastic bearings

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – May 22, 2009 – igus® has published two new additions to its TechTalk Design Advice Series, created and written by igus product managers. “A Basic Guide to Continuous-flex Cables” and “The Five Benefits of Plastic Bearings” both aim to educate design engineers by offering technical insights and tips that make igus' products easy to use in any application.

New design advice series offers technical insights“A Basic Guide to Continuous-flex Cables” discusses the bundling verses layering technique for high-flex cables. It also talks about how cables constructed in layers are significantly cheaper to produce, but offer limited service life in long-travel, gliding or demanding-flex applications. To learn more about bundling verses layering, visit www.igus.com/techtalk/chainflex/bundling_vs_layering.asp.

“The Five Major Benefits of Plastic Bearings” compares plastic plain bearings to other bearings such as metal-backed and bronze types. It tackles perceptions of plastic bearings as a trusted solution. To learn more about the benefits of plastic bearings, visit www.igus.com/techtalk/iglide/5benefits.asp.

igus also has three other online forums for its cable carriers and linear bearings and guides. To read installments of each, visit www.igus.com/techtalk.

To learn more about Chainflex cables, click here. To learn more about iglide plastic plain bearings, click here.

About igus
igus® develops industry-leading Energy Chain® cable carriers, Chainflex® continuous-flex cables, iglide® plastic plain bearings, igubal® spherical bearings, DryLin® linear bearings and guide systems. These seemingly unrelated products are linked together through a belief in making functionally advanced, yet affordable plastic components and assemblies. With plastic bearing experience since 1964, cable carrier experience since 1971 and continuous-flex cable since 1989, igus provides the right solution based on 70,000 products available from stock. No minimum order required. For more information, contact igus at (800) 521-2747 or visit www.igus.com.