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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.


The Largest Plastic Cable Carrier in the World

POSTED: 11/18/2008

igus unveils cable carrier for offshore platforms EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – November 18, 2008 – Cable carrier-expert igus® has launched the largest-ever plastic cable carrier in the world. The new Energy Chain® ‘E4.350’ is wear proof,

Off-the-shelf slide tables

POSTED: 10/17/2008

igus’ DryLin slide tables are available pre-assembled and off-the-shelf, saving the engineering time and in-house manufacturing costs involved with custom assemblies. They are a bolt-on solution requiring zero maintenance and are extremely low cost when compared to ball bearing and custom slide table systems. The

igus' Expert System Complimentary, 24-Hour-Accessible Database

POSTED: 10/17/2008

The igus Expert System is a complimentary, 24-hour-accessible database that accurately predicts the life expectancy of its plastic bearings for use in any application based on given application parameters. The Expert System contains more than 15 years of intensive product testing data. It is frequently used by igus’ design technicians,

New Online Forum Offers Design Tips About Plastic Cable Carriers

POSTED: 10/17/2008

igus Inc. has published a new addition to its Tech Talk website forum created and written by igus product managers. Tech Talk: Energy Chain Cable Carriers is designed to educate design engineers about the importance of protecting cables and hoses on automated machinery. igus Energy Chains

Plastic Cable Carriers Help Entertain

POSTED: 10/17/2008

KA, the gravity-defying production from the creators of Cirque de Soleil, uses Energy Chain cable carriers from igus on its stages. The show, considered the most technical in Las Vegas, uses massive amounts of cables and hoses to provide power to such elements as lights, projectors and one of

New Cable Carrier for Cranes from igus

POSTED: 10/17/2008

After three years of endurance tests, igus has now launched a completely new generation of roller cable carriers. New "System P4" was unveiled in the States at the IMTS show in September and is available on request. The new cable carrier has achieved speeds up to

New ESD-conductive cable carrier

POSTED: 10/17/2008

igus’ ‘T3’ cable carrier for applications involving very high speeds and accelerations was one product to catch the attention of visitors to IMTS. The lightweight cable carrier runs extremely smoothly with minimal vibrations and virtually no noise: 33 dB(A) with 26.5 dB(A) of background noise.

Off the Shelf Products Make it Easy for Design Engineers

POSTED: 09/04/2008

igus Retains 95 Percent of its Stock of Cable Carriers, Cables and Plastic Bearings EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – September 2, 2008 – Cost-savings, time-to-market and smaller manufacturing volumes are critical issues for engineering companies. igus® Inc., a developer and manufacturer of motion control products for the automation industry,

Students use linear guide system on one-of-a-kind invention

POSTED: 09/04/2008

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – September 2, 2008 – Students from Troy High School in Fullerton, Calif. designed the first known remote-controlled tree climber with the help of donated products from igus® Inc. The team used a DryLin® QuadroSlide linear guide system on its coconut tree

igus Adds New Customer Quotes Section to its Website

POSTED: 08/19/2008

igus® would like to announce its new What Our Customers Say section at: http://www.igus.com/whatcustomerssay.asp Please take a moment to read various quotes from customers highlighting their experiences with igus.  Reviews range from opinions about product performance to customer service and more.

Cable Carrier System is Breath of Fresh Air for One Company

POSTED: 07/23/2008

Smeal Fire Apparatus uses Energy Chain Systems from igus EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – July 17, 2008 – Smeal Fire Apparatus Company has been providing the nation’s firehouses with a complete line of fire apparatuses, which includes aerial platforms, aerial ladders, pumper trucks and tanker trucks, since the early 1960s.  For more

New Lightweight Linear Actuator with Small Mounting Height

POSTED: 07/23/2008

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – July 17, 2008 – igus® Inc. has added a new linear actuator featuring a smaller mounting height and lower weight than its predecessor.  Now customers have the option of a maintenance-free, self-lubricating, lightweight actuator when designing a compact linear drive system. DryLin® ZLW-0630 boasts an installation height

New Products from igus at IMTS

POSTED: 07/23/2008

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

igus to exhibit at Pack Expo 2008

POSTED: 07/23/2008

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – July 17, 2008 – igus®, a leading developer of high-performance polymer bearings, linear guides and cable management systems, will be exhibiting at Pack Expo this year. The company’s automation components are often used on processing and packaging machinery and are completely lubrication-free, while offering a longer

igus Offers Free Online CAD Files Without Registration

POSTED: 06/30/2008

igus® Inc., the leading developer of high-performance plastic machine components for the motion control industry, offers fully downloadable 2D and 3D CAD files at the click of a button. The CAD files are available without registration and are completely free of charge. Visitors

igus Releases New Cable Carrier Catalog

POSTED: 06/24/2008

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – June 24, 2008 – igus® Inc., has published a new 2008 catalog for its Energy Chain® cable carriers—designed to guide and protect moving cables on automated machinery—and Chainflex® continuous-flex cables. The updated Energy Chain Systems® bible features a new introductory section, updated quick reference guides, and

igus to Showcase Inspiring Cable Carrier Applications at IMTS

POSTED: 06/24/2008

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – June 24, 2008 – igus® Inc. has announced it will be exhibiting at the forthcoming IMTS show in September. The company produces industry-leading Energy Chain® cable carriers to house, protect and extend the service life of moving cables and hoses attached to automated machinery. Some of

Linear Guide Systems Available in Multiple Rail Configurations

POSTED: 06/24/2008

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – June 24, 2008 – DryLin® W linear guides from igus are a low-cost, compact, easy-to-install solution.  They are self-lubricating, maintenance-free and completely dirt- and dust-resistant. DryLin W is an ideal replacement for re-circulating ball bearing guides due to its maintenance-free, self-lubricating operation.  Unlike ball bearings, contaminants cannot

Bus Cables Designed for High-Flex Cable Carrier Applications

POSTED: 06/24/2008

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – June 24, 2008 – igus® continuous-flex bus cables have been tested over millions of cycles and transmit data quickly and reliably.  They are specially designed for the tight bending radii and high flexing of cable carrier applications on automated machinery. Chainflex®

Linear Bearings Prove Invaluable for Leading Drill Manufacturer

POSTED: 05/15/2008

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – May 15, 2008 – igus® Inc. today announced that DeepRock, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of portable drilling rigs, uses DryLin® linear bearings on a unique automatic rod handling system.  The machine—known as “Otto”—is designed to eliminate the need

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