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Igus (UK)
51A Caswell Road
[t] +44 (0) 1604 677240
[f] +44 (0) 1604 677242

Günter Blase began Igus in 1964 in Cologne, working as a supplier of complex technical polymer components. However, in 1983 Frank Blase established reinforced plastic energy chain systems and injection moulded polymer bearings as two distinct product groups and set up a network of sales engineers.

Between 1985 and 2011, Igus has grown from 40 to more than 1350 employees distributed between the head office in Germany and 26 subsidiary companies around the world.

Igus UK was founded in 1991 in Daventry, Northamptonshire and is now based in a 28,000 square foot industrial unit.

3D-printed tools enable cost-effective production of injection-moulded parts
06 November, 2016
Igus has announced it offers a service to 3D print injection mould tools, enabling rapid and cost effective production of custom parts. This new service complements a range of products and services Igus now offers across the design, prototyping, testing and manufacturing cycle, from 3D printing parts and machining stock bar, to supplying tribo filaments and SLS powders to 3D print with or tribo polymers for traditional injection moulding.
Articulated robotic arm with six degrees of freedom
21 September, 2014
At this year’s Engineering Design Show, Igus is showcasing a range of new products, including Robolink D, an articulated directly driven arm that allows for up to 6 degrees of freedom. Visitors can see a demonstration of a full Robolink D system in action.
Plastic bearings - tribo makes all the difference
08 September, 2014
Rob Dumayne, Director at Igus, reviews the latest developments in plastic bearings, and how industrial manufacturers can use them to produce cost savings while increasing their environmental credentials.
Dry running linear guides and bearings last in wooden pallet production
03 September, 2013
Aloysius Krenzer KG produces euro pallets and bespoke wooden pallets with a high degree of automation. When the company orders new systems it requests that the equipment manufacturer uses Drylin linear guides from Igus for certain applications. These bearings have proven themselves in linear drives, which operate dynamically under high loads.
Plastic components eliminate noise and reduce maintenance in wind turbines
27 August, 2013
Plastic parts from Igus UK are being used within wind power applications from the development stage right through to the final production unit. Their dry-running, combined with extreme weather resistance, reduces maintenance and overall running costs whilst increasing productivity.
High performance tribo-polymer bearings and energy chains
13 August, 2013
Igus UK is showcasing new high performance tribo-polymer bearings, energy chains and cables at The Machine Building Show.
Compact cable management systems for theatres
12 June, 2013
The Igus e-spool is a compact cable management system that has been designed to be more flexible than traditional cable drums. It is being exhibited for the theatre industry for the first time at the ABTT Show in London.
Video File: Service launched to assemble and install energy chains
15 April, 2013
Energy chain and cable specialist Igus UK has expanded its assembly and installation service. The lead time for this service is now only five days and is available for projects all over the UK. The experts can install energy chain systems for any application, for example from a 70m long train wash system to a 500m long unloading crane application, saving time and money. For every system installed, Igus also guarantees the system for a long period of maintenance-free operation, to agreed technical specifications.
Video Report: Reliable linear bearings easy to fit, give long, lubrication-free life
04 April, 2013
Bearing specialist Igus UK offers interchangeable lubrication-free linear bearing liners that are based on specially developed wear resistant plastics. As a result of using the liners, users can reduce downtime and improve their processes significantly.
Knife edge rollers for lubrication-free belt deflection
24 February, 2013
Igus UK has introduced new knife edge roller bearings that enable manufacturers in the food and beverage industry to increase process efficiencies. The Iglidur tribo plastic bearings are reliable and lubrication-free, and as a result, offer excellent performance in conveyor systems.
Plastic plain bearings resist machine tool chips
19 January, 2013
Plastic linear and plain bearings from Igus are increasingly replacing metal bearings and roller bearings in the machine tools sector due to their chip, dirt and dust resistant capabilities.
Maintenance-free plastic bearings and cabling
13 January, 2013
Igus is showcasing its high performance triboplastic bearings, cables and energy chains at Southern Manufacturing 2013 show in Farnborough, 16-17 February.
Linear bearing liner reduces downtime in pick-and-place machinery
19 November, 2012
Linear bearing specialist Igus has produced a linear bearing liner that, when used in conjunction with Drylin precision aluminium shafts, can increase productivity in pick-and-place machinery in the materials handling sector.
Cable connections up to three times faster at no extra cost
12 November, 2012
Energy chain and cable specialist Igus now offers Intercontec connectors with integrated SpeedTec quick-release fastening technology.
Miniature linear actuator offers stroke lengths of up to 250mm
05 November, 2012
Igus UK has introduced a miniature linear drive system SLN 27 with optional NEMA 11 motor, to its Drylin linear bearing range. Weighing in at 69g and offering a maximum lubrication-free stroke length of up to 250mm, this minute linear drive system is particularly suited to simple handling tasks in confined spaces.
Linear drive modules for for use under water or in a vacuum
23 October, 2012
Igus UK is augmenting the motor programme for its Drylin leadscrew units and belt drive modules by introducing new and ready-to-install combinations of motor and linear unit for use under water or in a vacuum.
Leadscrew supports eliminate sagging, noise and vibration for travels of up to 2 metres
20 October, 2012
Linear drive specialist igus has developed its Drylin SLW linear module range to include SLW leadscrew supports, which offer smooth, lubricant and maintenance-free operation of SLW linear drive systems for stroke lengths of 750 mm and more.
Custom designed parts in 24 hours with no minimum order
24 September, 2012
Polymer specialist Igus UK has launched a new rapid machining service - Speedicut - where custom-designed components can be manufactured and delivered in 24 hours.
Pivot point articulated hydraulic coupling uses thermoplastic bearing
07 September, 2012
Improved reliability, even in demanding environments, and maintenance-free operation are key benefits that have led Wye Cylinder Engineering, a specialist manufacturer of standard and custom hydraulic cylinders, to recommend the use of Igus iglidur polymer bearings in conjunction with its products.
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