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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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Cable Carrier Competition

POSTED 01/25/2010

The way you use your cable carriers could earn you a cash prize.

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – January 22, 2010 – igus®, a leading manufacturer of cable carriers and continuous-flex cables, is running its Vector® competition for a second time to reward challenging applications using cable carrier systems.

The first competition only accepted submissions from European companies, but the contest is open to entrants worldwide this time around. This gives North American cable-carrier users the chance to participate for the first time.

The winners of the Vector awards will be rewarded with cash prizes up to 5,000 Euros at the Hanover Fair from April 19th-23rd 2010, although entrants do not have to be at the awards ceremony to be eligible to win.

Entry forms and additional information can be found at www.vector-award.com.

The final date for entries is February 28, 2010.

Cable carriers—also widely known as Energy Chains®, cable tracks, cable chains and drag chains—are the umbilical cord of modern machines and ensure the safe supply of energy, data and other media. Cable carriers are suitable for multi-purpose use in the crane and machine-tool industries, as well as in robotics, cleanrooms, material handling, and more.

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.

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