Robotics Industry News
igus® to showcase motion plastic solutions at Pack Expo 2013
igus Inc. Posted 08/28/2013
Under the theme “Motion Plastics”, igus will display new solutions for the packaging industry at this year’s Pack Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 23 – 25, 2013.
Food, packaging and bottling industries are centered on handling sensitive products that demand special requirements: maximum levels of hygiene are needed, alongside precision and speed at an affordable price point. To meet the demands of the industries, igus® endeavors to offer solutions which fulfill these requirements optimizing machinery for a longer life at less cost. igus® will be exhibiting at Pack Expo 2013, booth S-5552, from September 23 – 25, 2013, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. Products on show will include the company’s new iglide® A181 FDA compliant plastic bearings, PRT 01 slewing ring bearings, System E4-1 and System E2/000 Energy Chains®, as well as new sizes of its DryLin® belt-drive actuators and DryLin linear guides.
Products on display include:
PRT 01 slewing ring bearings: iglide® PRT slewing rings use self-lubricating, low-friction sliding elements in place of ball bearings. They represent a step forward in slewing ring bearing technology. Style 01, offers a rigid aluminum slewing ring with the benefits of self-lubricating iglide® J sliding elements. They are low-cost, high-performance and are completely lubrication- and maintenance-free.
iglide A181 plastic bearings: A181 is a further development of the high-performance iglide A180 material. Lubricant-free, A181 conforms to FDA requirements, as well as EU directive 10/2011. The new bearings permit maximum surface pressure of 3,625 psi (25 MPa). In dry-running applications, maximum rotating speeds of 2.62 ft/s (0.8 m/s) and linear speeds of 11.5 ft/s (3.5 m/s). The permissible maximum temperature for short periods is 230°F (110°C).
System E4-1 Energy Chain: One Energy Chain System for almost any application. System E4-1 combines all the benefits of its three predecessors in the E4 range. E4-1 cable carriers offer greater stability with the same or smaller dimensions while almost all the accessories and mounting brackets are the same. With igus® E4-1 cable carriers, the service life of your application can be increased and costs significantly reduced.
DryLin ZLW belt-drive actuators: DryLin ZLW belt-drive systems are ideal for moving low loads at high speeds, particularly in high-cycle applications. They are corrosion-resistant, lightweight and compact. The Standard series use a white polyurethane steel-reinforced belt, the pulley and the shafts are made of plated steel (stainless optional) and are fitted with 2 deep-groove ball bearings. This version is capable of speeds up to 16.4 ft/s (5 m/s) and loads up to 67 lbs (200N).
The Basic series use a black neoprene glass-reinforced belt; the shafts and pulleys are stainless steel and are square (but with a plastic adapter can be made into 10 mm OD parts); the gear wheel is high performance plastic and is fitted also with 2 deep-groove ball bearings. This version is capable of speeds up to 9.94 ft/s (3 m/s) and loads up to 45 lbs (150N).