East Providence, Rhode Island – igus Inc., manufacturer of motion plastics, has been named the winner of the annual Leadership in Engineering Award in the mechanical engineering category. The awards, presented by Design World Magazine and their online community, Design World Online, were voted on by readers and online community members in a number of categories, including advanced materials, motion control, and digital manufacturing, among others.
igus has been manufacturing engineered plastics for 50 years, and develops each of the materials and all technology behind its products. Committed to using its innovative motion plastic materials used to develop creative solutions and exceed customer expectations while delivering fast, accurate service, igus’ plastic blends are used throughout its range of product lines of cable carriers, plastic bushings, spherical bearings, and linear bearings, guides, and slide tables. With constant advancement and technological breakthroughs, igus is continually expanding its range of materials, and performs rigorous testing to ensure every product not only meets, but exceeds industry standards.
igus engineers develop new plastic compounds each year for use in its iglide bearings. Each of these materials is tested extensively in the igus lab in Cologne, Germany. More than 7,000 tests are conducted on each material to analyze tribological properties, wear resistance, and more, and all results are placed into an extensive material database. Using this data, igus engineers can offer a precise prediction of the lifetime for an iglide bearing in nearly any given application.
igus’ Energy Chain Systems cable carriers are available with the optimal selection of all components, including cables, interior separators, crossbars and guide troughs. igus also offers its own line of Chainflex motion cables, as well as ReadyChain: a completely pre-harnessed cable carrier system. Applications where igus cable carrier systems are proven include steel plants, mining and crane industries, machine tools, and offshore applications. Even cleanroom and FDA approved, and high temperature resistant materials are available for exceptionally demanding applications.