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In machine tools, hot swarf and aggressive coolants significantly shorten the service life of cables and hoses, and the maintenance of metal bearings takes up a great deal of time. Installation spaces are becoming smaller and smaller, and complex rotating and pivoting axes are a further challenge.

From lathes where swafr occurs, to compact 5-axis milling centres and extremely fast gantries: For every challenge in the machine tool area, igus® offers laboratory-tested solutions that increase your machine's reliability and reduce the amount of maintenance work.

Visit us at EMO or we will come to you and show you our 10 trends for modern machine tools.

Best regards,
Melissa Paltoft
Marketing Coordinator
Treotham Automation
10 trends for modern machine tools:
Ready-to-install complete systems
Sealed tight & cost effective: new chip protection
Lean Assembly: easy installation
Energy efficiency on long travel distances
Energy supply for rotary motions
Industry 4.0 with smart plastics
Failsafe cables with warranty
Low cost automation and robotics
Lubrication- and maintenance-free bearing technology
3D printing of wearing parts
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10 motion plastics® trends for modern machine tools
Ready-to-install complete systems
Flexible, high-speed hole drilling
In this drilling station, energy chains® with chainflex® cables, delivered as completely pre-harnessed and ready-to-install readychains®, are used to supply energy
readychain® for machine tools
Sealed tight & cost effective: new chip protection
Bending machine for extreme precision
In the case of large and heavy parts, a bending tool supports the machining process. The reliable supply of energy to this tool is ensured by energy tubes of the R4.1L series.
e-tubes for machine tools
Lean assembly: Extremely simple assembly
80% less assembly time
New honeycomb strain relief block. Tested in the igus® harnessing factory. Relieve the strain on cables extremely easily, very quickly and with design freedom "at your convenience".
E4.1L(ean) strain relief block for machine tools
Energy-efficiency over long distances
Reduce drive forces by up to 57%
The P4 e-chain system® saves energy, e.g. in the case of linear hall robots used for sheet-metal machining. This is possible because the P4 e-chain® does not slide but rolls when it moves.
"Green" automation for machine tools
Energy supply for circular motion
Turn milling spindles 720°
In the case of this motor-driven solution with a reverse bend radius, chainflex® torsion cables serve as a "soft" element that prevents shock to the milling spindle.
Rotary modules for machine tools
Industry 4.0 with smart plastics
An engine every 14 seconds
Very extensive automation with reliable components in the engine factory. smart plastics from igus® prevent unscheduled failures and plant shutdowns.
smart plastics for machine tools
Fail safe cables with a guarantee*
Hybrid cables used for automatic drilling machines
Up to 50 servo axes in a small space, outstanding dynamic responsiveness, compliance with high requirements in respect of service life and small bend radii: The tested chainflex® hybrid cable does what it is designed to do, even in very difficult ambient conditions.
chainflex® cables for machine tools
Low cost automation and robotics
Automate manual work steps cost-effectively
In a very small space, the robolink® articulated arm with a pneumatic suction gripper on the end removes half shells of mobile phones from a machine. The arm can be used for difficult-to-access, dangerous work areas or where coolant spray occurs.
robolink® for machine tools
Lubrication- and maintenance-free bearing technology
Moving machine doors the easy way
The absence of lubrication makes drylin® W guide rails extremely insensitive to dirt. The design enables an extremely high degree of flexibility in the engineering process as well as easy assembly due to the use of single or double rails.
drylin® for machine tools
3D print service
3D printing of wear resistant parts
The finished component in just 2 steps
Individual parts made of lubrication-free and abrasion-resistant high-performance plastics. Simply upload your drawing in the STEP format and select the print material you want, and that's it. With the price indicated immediately.
3D printing service for machine tools

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