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Plastic chain and bearing producer wins Leadership in Engineering award


 Igus, a manufacturer of high-tech plastic bearings and cable carrier systems, has been acknowledged for its mechanical engineering leadership with this new recognition.


Igus, a manufacturer of high-tech plastic bearings and cable carrier systems, has been acknowledged for its mechanical engineering leadership with this new recognition.

East Providence, RI– 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, 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 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.

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