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igus Inc.

  • RI, United States
  • Tel: (800) 521-2747
  • Fax: (401) 438-7270

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  • Member Since 2005
  • Robotic Supplier

igus® develops industry-leading Energy Chain cable carriers®, Chainflex continuous-flex cables, iglide® plastic plain bearings, igubal® spherical bearings, and 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. Over 80,000 products available from stock. No minimum order required.

For robotics applications requiring three-dimensional (3-D) and multi-axis freedom of movement, igus® offers Triflex® R multi-dimensional Energy Chains®. Smooth contours and a tubular design ensure fluid mobility. Triflex® R is constructed with a ball and socket style modular assembly, which provides high tensile strength and flexibility without the need for steel cables.

Services include full in-house harnessing, design consultation, on-site consultation, guarantee and warranty.


igubal® Self-aligning Spherical Bearings Prove Versatile

POSTED: 08/13/2009

Self-aligning components made entirely of high-performance plastics.

igus to Exhibit at Pack Expo, Las Vegas

POSTED: 07/23/2009

igus will be displaying its range of motion control components at Pack Expo, Las Vegas, from October 5-7, 2009.

igus Releases Fully Searchable Catalogs on CD-Rom

POSTED: 07/20/2009

igus® Inc.’s 2009 catalogs are now available on CD-Rom. The updated, fully searchable CD-Rom features full versions of the company’s

igus Offers Plant Shutdown Inspections

POSTED: 07/07/2009

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – July 7, 2009 – igus® has announced that its engineers are available to examine cable carriers and continuous-flex cables free of charge during plant shutdowns in July and August. Those involved with maintenance or production are invited to take advantage of the free inspections to

igus Releases New Continuous-Flex Cables Catalog

POSTED: 07/06/2009

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – June 26, 2009 – igus® Inc. has published a new 2009 catalog for its Chainflex® continuous-flex cables, which are specifically designed for demanding high-flex applications on all types of automated machinery.  The continuous-flex cable book features an easy-to-use quick reference guide, application examples from a wide

New Geared Slewing Rings for All Environments

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

New Brochure Highlights Interesting Applications

POSTED: 06/10/2009

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – June 1, 2009 – igus® has published a new brochure about how its plastic plain bearings, spherical bearings and linear bearings and slides are used in real-world applications.  “igus Bearing Applications” highlights application examples from a wide range of industries to inform design engineers about the

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”

All High-Flex Cables Are Not Created Equal

POSTED: 05/18/2009

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – May 7, 2009 – Cable carrier expert, igus®, offers Chainflex® cables specifically for continuous-flex applications.  Most standard cables are not designed with high flexing in mind.  They may be less expensive at the onset, but can fail after a low number of cycles leading to costly

Cable carriers eliminate costly maintenance

POSTED: 04/08/2009

Weldon Solutions uses plastic cable carriers and continuous-flex cables from igus on its automated storage and retrieval systems for the baking industry. They replace festoon systems that required more space and frequent and costly maintenance. Weldon’s automated systems are used in

Twist and Shout - igus Launches New Torsion-Resistant Robot Cable

POSTED: 03/30/2009

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – March 19, 2009 – Cable carrier expert, igus®, has developed a shielded robot cable for applications involving high levels of torsion. Chainflex® CF Robot is designed for both robotic and non-robotic applications, such as rotary tables or spindle drives that have to be supplied with high

igus starts the ball rolling with high temp bearings

POSTED: 03/11/2009

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – March 11, 2009 – igus® now offers lubrication-free polymer ball bearings due to increasing customer demand for maintenance-free solutions in this area. The company’s Xiros ball bearings are technically optimized, available from stock and have a predictable service life. igus starts the ball rolling</p>
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Cable carriers minimize downtime costs

POSTED: 02/20/2009

GÜDEL Inc. uses reinforced plastic cable carriers from igus® across its range of automated systems—from multi-axis robots and press-transfer systems, to factory-automation equipment and gantry robots. The cable carriers guide and protect moving cables and hoses, helping to

Test drive a free sample

POSTED: 02/16/2009

igus® Inc. has announced it is giving away free cable carrier and continuous-flex cable samples as part of its newly-launched Sample Test Drive Program. The program is aimed at those who want to evaluate the performance

Start Saving with a Free, On-Site Value Analysis Visit

POSTED: 02/09/2009

Saving time and money in today’s uncertain economy is vital for engineering companies. To help its customers cut costs, igus is offering free, on-site value analysis visits for cost reductions. An igus expert is available to review your bearing application on-site and recommend the most effective motion-control solution from its

Assemble Cable Carriers in Minutes

POSTED: 02/09/2009

igus Inc. has announced the launch of a new E-Chain Configurator program, which enables users to quickly custom build a cable carrier with cables and internal separators online. The user can then generate CAD files and a parts list, or submit a quote request directly to igus.

Robotics Students Use Cable Carriers and Linear Guides

POSTED: 02/09/2009

igus Inc. is the newest sponsor for Botball, an educational robotics program funded by the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics. The Botball Program aims to integrate science, technology, engineering, and math with robotics to keep students on the cutting edge of technology. For the 2009 competition, igus donated Energy Chain

igus Releases New Bearings Catalog

POSTED: 02/09/2009

igus Inc. has published a new 2009 catalog for its bearing products, including iglide plain bearings, igubal spherical bearings and DryLin linear guides and slide tables. The updated plastic bearings bible features a new introductory section, application examples and revamped product sections.

igus Inspires Next Generation of Engineers

POSTED: 01/09/2009

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – January 6, 2009 – For the fifth consecutive season, igus® has joined forces with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)—a not-for-profit organization that inspires young people’s interest and participation in science and technology—as a gold supplier of its robotics competition. The FIRST Robotics Competition

Adjustable linear bearings

POSTED: 11/18/2008

DryLin W guides now with adjustable clearance EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – November 18, 2008 – igus® now offers its DryLin® W linear guides with a manually adjustable clearance, thanks to a new ‘turn-to-fit’ hand clamp. DryLin W Adjustable was launched at Pack Expo 2008 and is currently being launched internationally.

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