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Robotics Industry News

Off the Shelf Products Make it Easy for Design Engineers

igus Inc.

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, recognizes this by offering standard, off-the-shelf products with no minimum order.

igus’ plastic cable carriers, continuous-flex cables, polymer plain bearings and linear guides, are readily available. The company retains 95 percent of its product in stock, saving its customers time and money. The high-performance plastic components also cost less than metal and bronze alternatives and last longer, thereby further decreasing the cost/investment ratio.

“With cost, time and service life being the main issues on the minds’ of most engineers and purchasing agents, it is important that igus lets its customers know about its extensive off-the-shelf solutions,” said Carsten Blase, vice president of igus Inc. “From our maintenance-free cable carriers to our corrosion-resistant linear guides, we not only deliver products that surpass the performance of our competitors, but we also offer virtually no lead-time and a guarantee to ship out within 24 to 48 hours.”

igus manufactures Energy Chain® cable carriers to guide and protect cables and hoses on automated machinery, Chainflex® continuous-flex cables specifically designed with Energy Chains in mind, iglide® plastic, plain bearings, igubal® spherical bearings and DryLin® linear bearings, guides and slide tables. Across its five lines, igus offers more than 28,000 products. Its iglide suite of plastic bearings features 8,000 imperial and metric bearing sizes from stock in 20 different material blends.

All of the company’s high-performance products are based on 44 years of experience, pioneering polymer research and extensive product testing. Free samples are available upon request by calling igus direct or e-mailing sales@igus.com.

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 System, Chainflex, iglide, 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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