Robotics Industry News
New Geared Slewing Rings for All Environments
igus Inc. Posted 06/15/2009
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – June 11, 2009 – igus® has added a new geared slewing ring bearing to its line of cost effective, low noise iglide® “PRT” modules. Geared PRT slewing rings are extremely cost-effective and can be used in place of expensive ball bearings or rolling elements in many applications. igus’ standard PRT slewing rings use self-lubricating, low friction polymer sliding elements in place of ball bearings. The geared version is set apart by the addition of a sprocket and a toothed system to drive the slewing ring.
Geared PRT slewing rings do not require any lubrication, which saves time and reduces maintenance. A toothed belt can be mounted on either the inner or outer ring of the bearing, depending on the type of drive configuration required. The unique design makes the geared module ready to install, which enables design engineers to cut costs and decrease supply base and lead times.
The geared PRT slewing ring is available in plastic, aluminum or stainless steel, with no minimum order requirements. It is suitable for all environments; in particular, semiconductor and cleanroom applications, assembly lines, machine tools, production facilities and the medical and solar industries. igus can also custom design this bearing to customers’ specifications.
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, iglide, Energy Chain, Chainflex, igubal and DryLin 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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