For years the igus® motto has been "plastics for longer life®". By this we mean the production of innovative plastic products which reduce maintenance work, achieve technical improvements, at the same time as reducing costs and increasing service life, everything delivered immediately from stock.
The e-chain systems® today clearly contribute toward reliability, as system downtime's, for example through cable breaks, are reduced to zero.
Previously used cables from a competitor had failed; since then the temperature-resistant Chainflex® cables are used; the larger-than-life size LED screen in Dallas functions in any weather.
As iglide® plain bearings have a long service life, and in addition need not be lubricated and costs only a fraction compared to conventional bearings, 90% of the costs could be saved.
The previously used bearings were blocked and the shafts used to break. The self-lubricating igubal® flange bearings used instead have been operating since May 2007 without failure. This saved Euro 2,440 in repair costs and Euro 8,400 in machine stoppages each year.