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New Products from igus at IMTS

igus Inc.

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – July 17, 2008 – igus® will primarily be promoting its Energy Chain® cable carriers at booth #D-4691 during this year’s IMTS show under the slogan ‘Longer Life at Lower Cost’. The cable carriers are designed to house, protect and extend the service life of moving cables and hoses attached to automated machinery.

Some of the products that will be under the spotlight include the company’s cost effective, fully enclosed E2/000 cable carrier range; time-saving E-Z Chains which boast ultra fast cable access via a split crossbar; and igus’ quiet, low vibration System E6 cable carriers that have been tested over more than 220 million cycle strokes to date.

Brand new products on display will include System P4 Energy Chains—for very long travels up to 0.5 miles and speeds up to 22 miles per hour—and the company’s System E4 XXL material, which allows for a 25 percent increase in unsupported span. Visitors will also be able to see a link of the company’s huge new Series E4.350 cable carrier. Currently the largest Energy Chain in the world, it is ideal for demanding applications on heavy duty machinery where thick, heavy and rigid cables need to be guided efficiently.

Other products will include examples of igus’ fully harnessed ‘ReadyChain’ cable carriers—the pre-assembly service is designed to save customers assembly time on-site—and Chainflex® continuous-flex cables for long life in moving applications. 

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

For press inquiries:
Nikki Groom
Marketing Specialist

Courtney Toomey
Marketing Specialist 

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