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igus® GmbH

  1. 1. Welcome to igus® „the specialist for tribopolymers with probably the best solutions for any moving parts on machines and installations“ 50 years of igus®
  2. 2. For customers, interested parties, partners, employees... so that you can get to know us better...
  3. 3. plastics for longer life® the-chain dry-tech® igus® GmbH
  4. 4. The idea in 1964: “Give me your worst problem part, I will solve this for you!“
  5. 5. ...until now in 2014: Moving parts made from plastics that cost less and last longer, from stock...
  6. 6. ...we call this: “plastics for longer life®“...
  7. 7. and our commitment to you, which we will provide for… Cut costs & increase service life with tribo-materials from igus® Lubricant-free bearing technology – from 24 hrs. Products: - Configured in minutes - Shipped within hours - Made to last for years starting at one piece/meter Energy supply made easy, from 24 hrs.
  8. 8. ...almost every product segment... Lubricant-free bearing technology, from 24 hrs. Energy supply made easy, from 24 hrs.
  9. 9. ...because at least one requirement must always apply...
  10. 10. ...improve technology...
  11. 11. …cut costs…
  12. 12. …shipped quickly, from 24 hrs.!
  13. 13. Assembled upon request.
  14. 14. ...otherwise, we will stop selling...
  15. 15. lubricant-free & dry-running Because of already integrated solid lubricants iglidur® G Plain bearing
  16. 16. High speeds and large load changes present no problem for iglidur® Z.
  17. 17. Potato planting machine: significant dirt exposure is no problem for iglidur® materials! No lubricant - no dirt adhesion!
  18. 18. iglidur® G plain bearings are maintenance- free and failure-proof, even at high loads.
  19. 19. iglidur®plain bearings: stand up to high loads, dirt and chemicals.
  20. 20. Bottle cleaning plant: Failure proof 'round the clock. igus® plain bearings remain maintenance-free even with aggressive cleaning agents!
  21. 21. Tribo-optimized iglidur® plain bearings even stand up to hot steam.
  22. 22. Lubricants are out of the question in athletic and medical devices! The solution: iglidur®, maintenance and lubricant-free!
  23. 23. Maintenance-free! Meaning: install and forget – never again lubricate, clean or maintain! drylin® R Linear bearing
  24. 24. Contact with foodstuffs calls for the absolute avoidance of lubricants. No problem for igus® products! Shown here: drylin® R
  25. 25. Die-casting plant: Dirt exposure from abrasives and powder exposure present no problem for drylin® linear guides.
  26. 26. Energy Chains® are sometimes in use for 15 years without failures. Every day, they stand up to sun, wind and weather.
  27. 27. Preventive exchange after 40,000 km running performance. igus®energy chains and highly flexible chainflex®cables are wear-resistant.
  28. 28. corrosion-free Plastics do not rust and are resistant to many chemicals. igubal® Spherical bearing
  29. 29. Rock grinding plant: igubal® pillow block bearings are resistant to failure at high loads and predestined for use in extreme dust and dirt exposure.
  30. 30. Snow, rain, ice and wind on 365 days per year and 'round the clock are not an issue for iglidur® and igubal® bearings.
  31. 31. Abrasive environments, dust, humidity, chemicals, … – igus® plastic e-chains® and accessories last!
  32. 32. Tidal power plant: igus® e-chains® put an end to maintenance of any kind at open sea! Shown here: salt-water resistant E4 e-chain®.
  33. 33. All the way to the Himalayas! Snow and ice on a reflector telescope – igus® plastic e-chains® last!
  34. 34. Insensitive to dirt Dirt cannot adhere because no lubricants are in use. drylin® T Linear bearing
  35. 35. Compensating an unbalanced grinding element - drylin® Tis vibration damping.
  36. 36. drylin® T“HD“ linear bearing on a welding clamp in a welding robot. Spraying sparks, dirt, heat – not an issue.
  37. 37. Camera slider: drylin® W construction kit system for lubricant-free and rattle-free gliding.
  38. 38. Food industry - drylin® T and igubal® no lubricant = no dirt adhesion
  39. 39. Dirt is no issue here either – agricultural equipment
  40. 40. High torsion stability Torsion-resistant! Torsion of +/- 10° per segment is possible.
  41. 41. triflex® R: “light“ version. Low-cost purchase and assembly. Cables are simply pressed into place.
  42. 42. Twistable cables, shielded or unshielded – tested and from stock!
  43. 43. Robot package: Twistable chainflex® cables + triflex® R e-chain® and matching adapters for many robot types
  44. 44. Assembly line for plastic tank manufacturing: easy triflex® e-chainsystem® together with igus® E2/000 e-chains®
  45. 45. Rugged Lasts under any condition.
  46. 46. An iglidur® plain bearing is located here – high speeds, large shocks – maintenance- free and low-cost.
  47. 47. Tile cutting machine – lots of dust and dirt – not an issue for iglidur® plain bearings.
  48. 48. drylin® R linear bearing on a concrete mill. Dust, shocks, water – has lasted for years.
  49. 49. Sewage treatment plant: Wind, weather and chemicals are no challenge for e-chains® and chainflex® cables.
  50. 50. Upright application on an oil platform.
  51. 51. Extremely wide e-chain® from Series E4 with extension links. High additional loads while being fully cable compatible.
  52. 52. The difference is in the combination of chainflex® cables and igus® e-chains®.
  53. 53. Oil platform: Rigid hydraulic hoses in an E4 e-chain®
  54. 54. igus® plastic e-chains® also last in environments with abrasive dust particles and high humidity.
  55. 55. chainflex® cables, trough and roller e-chain® by igus® - guaranteed long service life
  56. 56. High stability E4 e-chainsystems®
  57. 57. High weights, rough environments, highly stable e-chainsystems®
  58. 58. igus® chainflex® cables for any extreme motion, failure-proof
  59. 59. Stage technology (extreme motions, shown here: Zig-Zag) - E4 e-chain®
  60. 60. Energy supply system in a circular motion for a large harbor crane - System E4/4 “RBR version“
  61. 61. Steel and hydraulic components are included - igus® readychains®
  62. 62. Low vibration and noise System T3, E3, E6 and E6.1
  63. 63. Components of choice – shown here: igus® E6 systems in combination with igus® drylin® linear guides.
  64. 64. Abrasion-resistant T3, E3 and E6 systems are frequently used in cleanroom applications.
  65. 65. Error-free and reliable data transmission.
  66. 66. Permanently failure-free data transmission! The solution: chainflex® cables and e-chains® from igus®!
  67. 67. Cable compatible plastic e-chains® ensure greater durability than with aluminum or steel chains and facilitate clean routing of chainflex® cables.
  68. 68. This is how thick and rigid cables and hoses can be routed reliably…
  69. 69. …also for highly sensitive cables with minimal bending radii - as low as 3.8xd.
  70. 70. plastics for longer life® the-chain dry-tech® igus® GmbH
  71. 71. Flexible energy supply systems are as old as mankind…
  72. 72. …as are the problems associated with these…
  73. 73. …because flexible energy supply systems are highly sensitive…
  74. 74. …when a “little“ wire breaks, everything stops…
  75. 75. …therefore making reliable energy supply systems…
  76. 76. …and innovations…
  77. 77. …with simple, highly flexible and modular, construction kit-based solutions become increasingly important for the future…
  78. 78. …e.g. for coal cranes with 615m travel!…
  79. 79. …or operating simulators – enormous filling weights, calling for energy-efficient P4 roller e-chains®
  80. 80. …from the fastest linear gantry at 10 m/s…
  81. 81. …to a vacuum unit for harbor silt with additional loads of 100 kg/m…
  82. 82. …spraying systems available with rotating motions up to 7,000°…
  83. 83. …or crash test facilities with acceleration of up to 784 m/s²…
  84. 84. …available as complete systems, consisting of chain + cable + assembly, per your specifications! – Yes, we will do that!
  85. 85. …or also extremely mobile in all axes and dimensions.
  86. 86. …after all, Steve Jobs (Apple) did not invent the computer…
  87. 87. …but he changed the world…
  88. 88. …and igus® did not invent drag chains…
  89. 89. …but has continued to revolutionize flexible energy supply systems!
  90. 90. 1971: the first plastic e-chain®…
  91. 91. …1989: Chain - cable guarantee…
  92. 92. …1996: Chain - cable - harnessing guarantee…
  93. 93. …1992: First electronic configuration for energy chains…
  94. 94. …2000: long travel up to 200m assembled on-site…
  95. 95. …2002: extreme travel up to 800m…
  96. 96. …2011: highly sealed e-tube (IP40) and heat-resistant up to 850°C to boot…
  97. 97. …2012: Solutions for rotating motions in all directions up to 7,000°
  98. 98. All types of energy, data, media…
  99. 99. …using a variety of methods and means…
  100. 100. …in all directions and installations…
  101. 101. …are guided flexibly…
  102. 102. …but nothing is as…
  103. 103. …modular adjustable…
  104. 104. …space saving…
  105. 105. …quiet…
  106. 106. …safe…
  107. 107. …cost-effective…
  108. 108. …and fast available…
  109. 109. …such as “the-chain“ system Cut costs & increase service life with tribo-materials from igus® Lubricant-free bearing technology – from 24 hrs. Products: - Configured in minutes - Shipped within hours - Made to last for years starting at one piece/meter Energy supply made easy, from 24 hrs.
  110. 110. plastics for longer life® the-chain dry-tech® igus® GmbH
  111. 111. Dry-running and predictable plain bearings are the design-engineer's best friend…
  112. 112. …made possible with dry-tech® plain bearings from igus®!
  113. 113. Nowadays, inappropriate lubrication is the most common source of failure in more than 50% of all bearings…
  114. 114. …igus® therefore relies on dry-running solutions in environments with dirt exposure
  115. 115. Every year, more than 50 million tons of lubricants are burdening our environment…
  116. 116. …in the US alone, approx USD 700 million are spent annually on friction, wear and improper lubrication.
  117. 117. igus® plain bearings can achieve a price benefit of up to 50% when compared to conventional bearings…
  118. 118. …and reduce weight significantly. For instance, an iglidur® plain bearing only weighs 1/7th of a conventional DU bushing…
  119. 119. …and we are constantly testing better solutions – we are currently working on more than 30 different materials…
  120. 120. …and more than 200 million igus® plain bearings have been installed in vehicles alone.
  121. 121. From development, manufacturing to inspection – everything from igus®…
  122. 122. The proof: dry-tech® plain bearings last 8x longer than lubricated bearings…
  123. 123. …and there are no limits. Ranging from standard to custom designs, as bar stock or die-molded…
  124. 124. …highly flexible materials for all applications…
  125. 125. …in 26,000 sizes, on your dock within 24 hours…
  126. 126. …all this is igus® dry-tech®…
  127. 127. …and our commitment to you! Cut costs & increase service life with tribo-materials from igus® Lubricant-free bearing technology – from 24 hrs. Products: - Configured in minutes - Shipped within hours - Made to last for years starting at one piece/meter Energy supply made easy, from 24 hrs.
  128. 128. 10/2013: Happy Birthday iglidur®! 30 years igus® polymer plain bearings
  129. 129. plastics for longer life® the-chain dry-tech® igus® GmbH
  130. 130. Since 1964 - igus® GmbH
  131. 131. …Google and others will find thousands of hits about us…
  132. 132. …every one of our 100,000 products…
  133. 133. …90,000 e-chains® from the “the-chain“ construction kit…
  134. 134. …1,040 chainflex® cables from the “the-chain“ construction kit…
  135. 135. …500 readychain® systems/week from the “the-chain“ construction kit…
  136. 136. Look for and post screens from other Google searches …40 iglidur® materials for dry-tech® plain bearing technology…
  137. 137. …2,200 drylin® systems for dry-tech® plain bearing technology…
  138. 138. …1,540 igubal® spherical bearings for dry-tech® plain bearing technology…
  139. 139. …100 xiros® ball bearings for dry-tech® plain bearing technology…
  140. 140. …four robolink® robot joint systems Low-Cost-Automation…
  141. 141. …two intelligent pikchain® conveyor belts Low-Cost-Automation…
  142. 142. …and they are all from the same stock…
  143. 143. …made from high-performance plastics Improve technology Ship quickly Cut costs Plastics
  144. 144. igus® ships components for 3,000 systems daily (2013)…
  145. 145. …resulting in 3,500 – 4,000 orders per day…
  146. 146. …and more than 100 of complete systems…
  147. 147. …so that everything works flawlessly…
  148. 148. …we test in a space of 1,750 m²… (1,500 m² energy chain lab, incl. cables and 250 m² plain bearing lab)
  149. 149. …conduct 15,000 tests in our own lab…
  150. 150. …develop our broad knowledge about tribology, the science of friction, lubrication and wear…
  151. 151. …create 500 new materials recipes each year…
  152. 152. …develop hundreds of new products – year after year (141 in 2014)
  153. 153. …and 6,000 new parts (2013)…
  154. 154. …and are certified per DIN EN ISO 9001:2008…
  155. 155. …and TS16949:2009 for energy chains® with cables and harnessing…
  156. 156. …and plastic plain bearing technology…
  157. 157. …but what do you get out of this?
  158. 158. It lasts…
  159. 159. …facilitates new ideas and options…
  160. 160. …with the integrated, highly efficient factory…
  161. 161. …and trained specialists, e.g. …
  162. 162. …our 2,400 employees world-wide…
  163. 163. …145 sales engineers (2013) in Germany alone…
  164. 164. …including 10 highly-specialized industry experts (2013) for the following sectors…
  165. 165. …Automotive…
  166. 166. …Packaging…
  167. 167. …Robotics & Automation…
  168. 168. …Machine Tools…
  169. 169. …Cranes…
  170. 170. …Energy and Power Plants…
  171. 171. …Construction Equipment…
  172. 172. …Material Handling…
  173. 173. …Medical Device Engineering…
  174. 174. …in 34 branch offices (2014)…
  175. 175. …and 55 sales partners from 69 countries (2013)…
  176. 176. …with fantastic on-line tools…
  177. 177. …and total warehouse space of about 14,000 m²…
  178. 178. …at Ø 97% warehouse availability…
  179. 179. …for you and our other 175,000 customers around the globe…
  180. 180. …almost any product can be planned and shipped within hours.
  181. 181. You are our Sun – everything at igus® revolves around you…
  182. 182. and around our junior talent, thanks to our Y.E.S. university program…
  183. 183. …Training and study opportunities.
  184. 184. Like many others, igus® started in 1964 from a simple two-car garage…
  185. 185. …we are presently producing, developing and selling from a facility space of 35,000 m² (2013)…
  186. 186. …have short decision-making paths and flat hierarchies and work in 7,665 m² of open office space.
  187. 187. With sales of approx. EUR 430 million annually (2013)… 2013 2014 400.000.000€ 427.000.000€
  188. 188. …we are market leader in our field and a “Hidden Champion“ (since 2012)
  189. 189. And we will continue to invest into new products, faster delivery times and process cost reducing on-line tools…
  190. 190. …and into good catalogs…
  191. 191. …and free samples…
  192. 192. P: plastics for longer life® E: Efficient R: Right F: Fast F: Fun E: Easy (for the client) C: Communication T: Top-shelf new products …and are singularly focused on our objective: To become PERFFECT for you!
  193. 193. Version 1.9 | 01.12.2013 | © igus® GmbH How can we „plastics for longer life®“ your machine?

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