Cable Management

Single Pair Ethernet for robotics applications

Single Pair Ethernet for robotics applications

Up until now, industrial Ethernet has only been able to reach the control level before it needs to switch to BUS systems via gateways. Single Pair Ethernet (SPE), delivered via HARTING’s T1 Industrial connector, allows equipment to connect via end-to-end IP-based communications right up into the field level. HARTING says there is immense potential for […]

By January 2, 2024 Read More →
Connectivity drives flexible manufacturing solutions

Connectivity drives flexible manufacturing solutions

As companies make increasing use of cobots and modular machinery for flexible manufacturing, plug and play connectorisation is needed so that systems can be disconnected and reconnected quickly, without the need for skilled labour and with no risk of miswiring. The experts at HARTING explain. Research carried out by the World Economic Forum in 2020 […]

By December 21, 2023 Read More →
Data transmission challenges in surgical robots

Data transmission challenges in surgical robots

In the medical device industry, the focus is on innovative surgical robotic systems that revolutionise the precision and efficiency of surgeries. These sophisticated devices require reliable data transmission at tremendous speed and low latencies, as the experts at ODU explain. Special fibre optic connections meet this high demand. The connectors used to implement this data […]

By November 17, 2023 Read More →
Wanted: Unique applications for energy chain systems

Wanted: Unique applications for energy chain systems

The vector award from igus has entered the next round – for the ninth time, the award recognises designers and project managers who show creativity and imagination in the use of energy supply systems and cables made of high-performance plastic. Artificial intelligence, machine learning and Industry 4.0 are trending topics in the media and the […]

By November 1, 2023 Read More →
Additively manufactured e-chain rack from igus

Additively manufactured e-chain rack from igus

With the readychain p-rack from igus, customers get a custom-made transport and assembly rack even faster – 3D printed in just 36 hours. Production downtime is expensive. For machine tool manufacturers, for example, it is essential that assembly work on a system is carried out as quickly and efficiently as possible. For the last 10 […]

By October 25, 2023 Read More →
igus helping to tackle the scourge of ocean plastic

igus helping to tackle the scourge of ocean plastic

A rising wave of data shows just how serious ocean plastic pollution has become. igus is minimising waste plastic and helping remove plastic directly from the ocean. As a manufacturer of plastic engineering components, igus takes marine pollution very seriously and is engaged in several programmes to reduce plastic pollution. More than 171 trillion pieces […]

By October 11, 2023 Read More →
Increased efficiency for materials handling tasks

Increased efficiency for materials handling tasks

There are so many applications within the material handling industry that need reliable, effective, and durable products, so it is hardly surprising that there are so many Igus products used in these applications. In this video we see a small selection of Igus parts in action in material handling, from drylin linear systems to energy […]

By June 23, 2023 Read More →
Cleanroom e-chain racks up 60 million double strokes

Cleanroom e-chain racks up 60 million double strokes

Igus has proved the abrasion resistance of its e-skin flat energy chain with the first industry test of its kind. Not only did the clean e-chain rack up 60 million double strokes, with 18-months’ life, Igus says it is also 20% cheaper than standard ribbon cables. It meets the needs of applications such as robotic […]

By June 14, 2023 Read More →
Igus brings engineering and sales into virtual reality

Igus brings engineering and sales into virtual reality

Igus has created a digital parallel universe, the new iguverse, that prepares sales and engineering professionals for how they will work together in the future in the metaverse. The online game Fortnite shows how powerful a digital parallel universe can become – a computer game that allows people to participate in social events in a […]

By May 15, 2023 Read More →
Bosch turns to Igus for robotic cable protection

Bosch turns to Igus for robotic cable protection

Using triflex energy chains from Igus, Bosch protects cables from damage on its robots while still maintaining the freedom of movement. When you think of industrial robots do you think of delicate touch and movement? With the industrial robots featured in this video we see how gentle and precise these large industrial robots can be. […]

By May 15, 2023 Read More →