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    Smart plastics turn Industry 4.0 concepts into reality(06/11/2017)

    Matthew Aldridge, managing director of igus in the UK, hosts a webinar where he explains how smart plastics can help machine builders and system integrators implement and deliver Industry 4.0 technologies in equipment and factories.

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    Innovative adapter makes straight connectors angled(11/10/2017)

    In just a few steps, the new igus ibow adapter can be installed during assembly or retrofitted on existing cables – with no need to remove the connectors. Watch how!

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    Rethink water!(09/10/2017)

    Companies looking to increase profit while generating positive publicity can start by analysing the total cost and environmental impact of their water usage, and implement solutions to reduce consumption. Visit Veolia to find out how!

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    Supporting a generation of engineers for 80 years(29/09/2017)

    With a unique offering and an unparalleled 80-year heritage, RS Components remains focused on service excellence, by keeping abreast of technology and market dynamics. This video shows how RS has been inspiring generations of engineers, telling a touching story of a young engineering student who is inspired by her grandfather to create something amazing.

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    Managing cables on robotic systems more reliably(09/08/2017)

    Justin Leonard, the e-chain director at igus, examines the issues that can occur with traditional corrugated tube, cable and hose management systems used on robots and explains how they can be overcome by replacing them with energy chains.

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    How to avoid guide wear on drive chains(20/07/2017)

    In this video, igus demonstrates a wear test that it is currently performing at its test facility in Cologne, Germany. Results show that the iglidur stock plate chain guide has a low coefficient of friction and is therefore significantly more wear resistant compared to traditional materials. As the stock plate is made of regular iglidur materials, igus online tools such as the lifetime calculator are also applicable.

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    Blue guide trough system saves time & money(14/07/2017)

    The guidelite plus EG is an all-plastic guide trough system for energy chains, developed specifically for use in chemically corrosive environments, such as those found in galvanising plants and fertiliser production and handling facilities. The guitelite plus EG is significantly cheaper than high-grade stainless steel, which is the traditional material of choice in these aggressive environments.

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    Constant pressure valve maintenance tutorial(27/06/2017)

    Correct and timely maintenance is an essential part of keeping a plant running smoothly and preserving process integrity. This new CPV maintenance video gives an easy to follow, step by step visual guide to assist technicians in efficiently carrying out correct valve disassembly, replacement of O-rings and bushings, and reassembly.

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    Watch LOCTITE Bonders pulling a train!(01/06/2017)

    If the new LOCTITE Universal Structural Bonders are strong enough to pull a train, imagine what they can do for your tough repair challenges; the possibilities are limitless.

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    How ‘lean’ can igus energy chains be?(19/05/2017)

    This video takes a close look at the E4.1L series, which igus developed specifically to save on assembly time. In comparison with standard interior separation, using the E4.1L ‘lean’ interior separation system provides up to an 80 percent time saving.

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    Highlights of Hannover Messe 2017(18/05/2017)

    Dr Stefan Kombüchen runs through key highlights from igus at the recent Hannover Messe. Around 166 new products and accessories were on display, from 3D printed plastic gears with a great service life, to bionically-inspired strain relief cables.

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    Robotics can make a book into a real page turner(03/05/2017)

    This video from igus is an elaborate demonstration of a book scanner using a robolink articulated arm to turn the pages automatically between each page scan. Available from igus as a modular system, robolink opens up a world of possibilities for low-cost robotics.

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    In conversation: material hardness(12/04/2017)

    In this short ‘In conversation’ video the MD of DP Seals, Andrew Piper, provides some tips in respect to material hardness for design engineers to consider when designing custom rubber seals, gaskets and mouldings. 

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    Improve productivity using energy chains(12/04/2017)

    igus managing director, Matthew Aldridge outlines how readychain pre-harnessed cable and energy chain assemblies can help reduce labour costs using a lean production approach and improve productivity by saving time.

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    How to build low-cost robotic systems – Part 4: Cable(07/04/2017)

    This video is the last in a four-part series demonstrating how quick and easy it is to build your own robotic systems using modular, low-cost and easy-to-assemble robolink kits from igus.