Reduce costs in vending machine construction with reliable components

Ahren Xia | July 20, 2021

Whether the snack dispenser in an office, the reverse vending machine in a shop or an ATM on the street, they all have to


Plain bearing prototypes for new developments or tests

Ahren Xia | March 18, 2021

iglidur polymer bar stock allows such components to be manufactured easily … with no minimum order quantity. It is available as plates, round bars, or hollow rods made of various high-performance iglidur polymers & in a wide range of sizes and dimensions.



With which shafts do polymer plain bearings work best?

Ahren Xia | March 5, 2021

Many different shaft materials are used in the packaging, food and beverage industries. If a cost-effective solution is required, steel shafts are of interest. If light weight is important, aluminium shafts are used. If the application takes place in a humid environment or aggressive cleaning with chemicals, the corrosion resistance of the shaft is important. Stainless steel is a good choice here…



Lubrication-free synchronisation with plain bearing technology

Ahren Xia | February 4, 2021

There are many different possibilities to synchronise several adjustments in one system. But which is the right one for me and my application? Often not easy to answer. But what if it should be simple and uncomplicated?



How the weight of dancer rollers can be reduced at film deflection points

Ahren Xia | February 3, 2021

Weight is constantly what people are worried about. How can I eliminate unnecessary weight and reduce the drive forces I need? Or, simply, how can I reduce my system’s weight?



Can products in entry lanes be protected from damage?

Ahren Xia | January 28, 2021

The concern is often optimisation of component or system service life. In the packaging and beverage industries, machines operate at especially high frequencies, and component service life plays an important role. But it can be just as important to extend the product service life or life cycle. ..



Spherical bearings for weigher flaps

Ahren Xia | January 25, 2021

igubal spherical bearings are self-aligning bearing elements manufactured completely from polymer and are therefore very lightweight. They are perfect for use in weighing systems…



Linear guides for limited installation space

Ahren Xia | December 29, 2020

igus has many different linear guides in its product range. For example, drylin W offers a large modular system. drylin N is the first choice for extremely low-profile installation heights. drylin T is identical in construction to the usual recirculating ball bearing guides. A representative of the shaft guides is drylin R. Since some machine […]



Severe contamination by salt or sugar … what must be observed?

Ahren Xia | December 23, 2020

Wherever food or beverages are processed, filled or packed, contamination can occur. If it is salt or sugar, it is important to take a close look at the abrasive (rubbing/grinding) wear. In this way it can be determined what influence this has on the plain bearing or linear guide…



Ready-to-install system solutions for format adjustments

Ahren Xia | December 22, 2020

To maximise flexibility, machines and equipment in the packaging, food and beverage industries must be capable of implementing precise format adjustments. This equipment might be filling or labelling machines for bottles or cans, but can also be entry lanes in material handling…