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Largest Tribo linear system meets online configurable 3D-printed gear wheels / A total of 112 motion plastics® news
A linear system from igus® may only consist of 1% plastic. But it is exactly this one per cent that makes all the difference.

The drylin® linear system saves 40% of the cost and offers maximum design freedom. Also with curved rails, lockable extensions or carbon fibre option giving the lightest linear guide in the world. Tested service life. Available immediately and predictable online.

All 112 autumn news can be found at

Best regards,
Melissa Paltoft
Marketing Manager
Treotham Automation

Lightweight, low noise, lubrication-free, modular – yet you can save up to 40% of the cost. We will gladly show you how to do that
8 of 112 motion plastics® innovations
iglidur® Tribo Printing
Configure gear wheel online
Long-lasting toothed wheels using laser sintering process made of iglidur® I6. High abrasion resistance. Extremely long operating times. Lubrication-free and maintenance-free. Cost-effective, no minimum order quantity. No tooling costs.

Your advantage: Generate and order individually online.
3D print gear wheel configurator
Entry-level flat linear robot
Based on the drylin® Eco toothed belt axes with anodised profile and dry-tech® plastic carriages. For a working area of 500 x 500 mm. Ready for connection with NEMA17 / 23 step motors. Can be mounted on aluminium structural profiles

Your advantage: cost-effective gantry solution delivered quickly.
Eco drylin® entry-level flat linear robot
Even better: Strain relief with honeycomb structure
e-chains® E4.1L series: simply insert the cables and hoses into the honeycomb, close it, and done! Compact structure for flush sealing at the moving end of the e-chain®. Use in gliding applications now possible.

Your advantage: save time and money by significantly faster assembly and filling times.
Honeycomb strain relief CFU
E4.1 R
Easy to change from gliding to rolling
Gliding or rolling - same dimensions as the E4.1 modular kit. Reduce vibrations and noise thanks to newly developed rollers. Less drive power required.

Your advantage: change from gliding to rolling without structural changes.
e-chain® E4.1 R
smart plastics
Eliminate downtimes with smart plastics
Intelligent products predict maintenance date ahead of time while in operation and can be seamlessly integrated in your processes (Predictive Maintenance). Remote access possible via mobile devices at any time and worldwide.

Your advantage: increase plant availability and reduce maintenance costs.
igus® iSense
Low-cost robotics: Construct yourself or buy ready-made
Quick and cost-effective automation with robolink® robotic arms. Buy various ready-made models and add the matching CPR control. Or order individual components for your own development. New webshop. Intuitive designer online.

Your advantage: automate manual work steps quickly, easily and cost-effectively.
robolink® modular system
Now change bearing and save 40% cost
With standard dimensions from stock or tailor-made special solution, simply replace simple metal bearings, e.g. with the new all-round material iglidur® G1.

Your advantage: higher temperature resistance, lower moisture absorption and better wear performance at a cost-effective price.
iglidur® G1
igus® Print2Mold
Injection moulded tools using 3D printing
Special wear parts with absolute material choice: all 50 iglidur® Tribo materials from high load up to high temperature are possible. Cost-effective injection moulded parts delivered in 3-5 days.

Your advantage: Up to 80% lower tool costs and fast delivery.
igus® print2mold
Cost down ... Life up: The motion plastics® mission
motion? plastics! – "Moving tribologically optimised machine parts made of plastic", is our slogan. For more than 50 years, we have passionately pursued the idea that machine elements for movement need not be made of heavy and maintenance-intensive steel. Plastic is light, cheap and has low friction. Maintenance? Equal to zero, because our products are without any additional lubrication, show little wear and hardly cause downtimes.

Treotham Automation
14 Sydenham Road Brookvale NSW 2100
Ph: 02 9907 1788, Fax: 02 9907 1778

9 / 1 – 7 Friars Rd Moorabbin VIC 3189
Ph: 03 9555 4890, Fax: 03 9555 6825

35 Prosperity Place Geebung QLD 4034
Ph: 07 3633 0010, Fax: 07 3633 0025

Unit 1, 14 Profit Pass Wangara WA 6065
Ph: 08 9303 2347, Fax: 08 9303 2348

13C Vogler Drive WIRI Auckland NZ 2104
Ph: 09 278 6577, Fax 09 278 657

igus® GmbH
Spicher Straße 1a
D-51147 Cologne
Phone: +49 (0) 2203-9649-0
Fax: +49 (0) 2203-9649-222
E-Mail to igus®


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