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igus Inc. Posted 04/12/2010
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Need up-to-the-minute technical advice and suggestions for how to optimize your use of plain bearings, linear guides and cable carrier systems? Want to read breaking product news and be the first to hear about new applications?
When news needs to be spread, no other medium is as fast as the online forum Twitter. Now plastic technology specialist, igus® Inc., is using the popular social network to keep its customers up-to-date with the latest information.
The company uses the freely accessible website to give tips and links to news stories and how-to articles in the form of 140 character ‘micro blogs’.
An igus spokesperson explains, “We wanted to enable people using the Twitter network a way to tap into our latest news and information as soon as it was released, rather than having to wait to be notified some other way.
“This doesn’t supplant other ways in which we interact with our customers and prospects; instead it’s designed to compliment our existing communication methods, such as our monthly e-newsletters.”
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.