Components in machine tools are exposed to rough operating conditions. Hot chips significantly compromise the service life of cables and hoses. In the medium term, this leads to machine failures and, as a result, expensive downtimes. For every challenge in the machine tool area, igus® offers laboratory-tested solutions that increase your machinery's reliability and reduce the amount of maintenance work. They include energy chains and cables that are used in CNC machining centers, milling machines or grinding machines, for example. Maintenance-free and self-lubricated bearings are used in door-adjusting mechanisms in machine tools, for example. And smart plastics from igus® are used in machine tools in order to avoid unforeseen failures and plant shutdowns.
Read our new igus® magazine for the machine tool industry to find out more about motion plastics® products for your modern machine tools and many other ways of lowering your costs and improving the performance of your equipment.
Ready-to-connect harnessed e-chainsystems®
Everything from one source
Reduce process costs
Small radii for confined spaces.
Over 1345 types of cable from stock
In the igus® test laboratory, the largest one of its kind in the industry (2,750 m²), more than two billion test cycles are carried out on 107 test rigs every year. Extensive test databases are created in the process and even tests for individual customers are possible upon request.
Leak test in the chip drum
After 251,900 cycles, only 2.7 g of chips were found in the interior of the RX tube.
Test of energy chains for their resistance to diverse media. Result: They function perfectly after 100,000 cycles.
The automotive supplier from Austria relies on igus® smart plastics for these assembly lines in order to increase fail-safety and implement predictive maintenance.
Ready-to-install "readychain®" energy supply systems from igus® are used in DMU/DMC-160 machining centers of the company DMG MORI at the Deckel MAHO Pfronten site.
Test our energy supply systems and bearing technology for machine tools yourself: improve the performance of your equipment and lower costs at the same time.