The world's first tape made from iglidur A160 is suited for a wide range of applications in the packaging industry due to its friction and wear values. The tape’s maintenance-free dry-running properties make it an ideal component for packaging machinery as a sliding surface where low friction is essential.

Food-grade products such as iglidur A181 and iglidur A350 are used for even more specialised challenges such as high temperature applications. igus offers injection moulded knife edge rollers for conveyor technology, avoiding the use of additional lubricants, while also providing better wear values when compared to PET-P versions.

igus also has a presence in drive technology, offering the enhanced drylin product range comprising of the linear modules drylin SLW Protect and drylin SLWT-1080.

The durable drylin W linear rail provides an effective protection mechanism that safeguards the lead screw and lead screw nut against impact from falling components and debris. This capability in both products enhances their maintenance-free characteristics.

The drylin E stepper motors also create new design possibilities with the compact design of the laterally mounted motor flange allowing the motor to be mounted adjacent to the system, therefore reducing the overall system footprint.

The new xiros ball bearings made from FDA compliant xirodur F180 material, combined with aluminium guide rollers provide wider options for packaging system solutions.

The readychain and readycable product range seamlessly integrate into the igus system concept. The innovative plug and play method of ‘readychain speed’, where the connector and mounting bracket form a compact unit, allows the complete energy chain to be connected within seconds without the use of tools, significantly reducing assembly and maintenance time.

igus products are available in Australia from Treotham Automation Pty Ltd .