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Chosen by you at Hannover Messe: Top 10 of the new igus® products* 2017
At Hannover Messe this year, igus presented their new products to 44,000 visitors. The 10 most popular products indicated by these conversations were recorded every day and reflect current trends in the industry: fast and easy assembly, fast and low-cost injection-moulded parts, low-cost robots or our ever-popular smart, intelligent products. In this newsletter, you can find out which 10 products were of most interest to our guests.

Would you like to find out more about these 10 and many others of the 166 presented in our igus® News 2017 for yourself? If so, we will be happy to come out and visit you.

We look forward to meeting you.
The igus® highlights of Hannover Messe 2017 according to visitor feedback:
1. Time-saving strain relief system – assembled in seconds
2. 3D-printed injection-moulding tools
3. Time-saving new separators – "lean assembly"
Other news items below:
Top 10 of new igus® products* 2017
iglidur® G1: New material excels in laboratory test
Fast harnessing saves time and money
The winner of the 8th manus® competition
News from the world of low-cost robotics
The top 10 innovations according to trade fair visitors in 2017:

Assembled in seconds
World first: honeycomb-shaped strain relief system keeps cables and hoses moving reliably and safely. Assembled in seconds.
CFU.H / CFU.V strain relief system


Reduce tooling costs by up to 80%
3D-printed injection-moulding tools – special bearing parts produced quickly; can now be made of all 50 iglidur® Tribo materials.
3D-printed injection-moulding tools

lean assembly
Reduce assembly time – "lean assembly"
The new separator design makes it possible to insert shelves once fitted, thus considerably reducing the time needed to harness e-chains®.
New E4.1L separators
Invaluable flexibility at a low price
Retrofit without having to open the connector, angle of rotation freely selectable, use only one type of connector for straight or angled connections.
ibow® angle adapter
smart plastics
smart plastics ... No unscheduled downtime
Now even easier to install with system modules such as isense EC.RC for monitoring the operating condition of e-chains®, especially for long travels.
igus® smart plastics
Speed installation
Modular connector kits for the configuration of individual connector modules. Optionally with intelligent igus® smart plastics isense monitoring unit.
readychain® ModuleConnect
iglidur® G1
Double the performance ... almost the same price
The most successful plastic bearing in the world – iglidur® G – improved all round: iglidur® G1 – the new lubrication-free standard.
iglidur® G1
Servo cables for extremely small bend radii
New servo cable with highly abrasion-resistant TPE outer jacket for extremely small bend radii. Tested. From stock. With guarantee***.
chainflex® servo cables
Low-cost robots
New robolink® Designer for speedy and easy configuration of individual robolink® D robot arms, online with an intuitive CAD user interface.
robolink® Designer
drylin® SHT
Corrosion- resistant modular lead screw system
Combination of dry-tech® bearing materials as well as carriages, shaft end supports, round shafts and lead screws made of stainless steel. Fast online configuration with the SHT configurator.
drylin® SHT stainless steel
Insights from the igus® lab
iglidur® G1
iglidur® G1: New material excels in laboratory tests
In the igus® technical centre, the new iglidur® G1 material was subjected to numerous tests: surface pressure at high temperatures and test of moisture absorption were just two. The results are fantastic ...
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Fast harnessing saves time and money
With the new separator system for the E4.1L series, it is now especially easy to insert interior separation shelves as required. The fast harnessing (assembly time reduced by up to 80%) was also tested in the igus® laboratory ...
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The winner of the 8th manus® competition
manus® Gold
For "Levitate Technologies", a company that invents new products, the American company "Pathway" has developed lightweight, wearable technology engineered to make repetitive arm movements easier and less strenuous for employees. The "AIRFRAME™" exoskeleton relieves the muscles, supports movement sequences and prevents tension in the area of the neck, shoulders and upper back.
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News from the world of low-cost robotics
B-Human wins the Robocup German Open again
Sponsored by igus®, the B-Human team of the University of Bremen won the Robocup German Open for the second time as the best German robot-football team. The world championship in Japan will be taking place soon where the aim is to defend the world champion title.
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