How Igus bearings helped create an exoskeleton to support surgeons

Igus bearings are helping to take the load off of surgeons by way of Airframe exoskeletons from Levitate Technologies. Airframe exoskeletons are designed to support the arms of those who encounter repetitive motions or stationary arm elevation for an extended period of time. The exoskeletons help transfer the weight of the arms from the shoulders,

How Igus moving plastic components are enabling medtech innovation

Advanced plastic components maker Igus sees more medical sector opportunities. Here’s how its e-chains, bearings and linear systems are enabling innovation.  Igus – maker of advanced plastic components including e-chain cable carriers, bearings and linear systems – has its main medical customers in Europe. But that could soon change. The company plans to sell to

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Bearing trends focus on reducing wear and improving quality

Bearing trends mainly focus on extending bearing life and reducing issues with wear to achieve high performance levels and save energy. This could be for medical research, surgical and dental needs, or laboratory and diagnostic equipment. Designers and engineers are tasked with designing bearings for high-speed devices, as well as simple and complex ones. A

The MarSurf UD 130 “entry level” high precision roughness and contour measuring system

Mahr Federal has introduced a new “entry level” surface finish and contour measuring system that can generate both surface and contour measurements in a single pass. The MarSurf UD 130 replaces the MarSurf UD 120 and offers improved features, including nanometer range measurements, high measuring and positioning speeds, a biomimetic probe design with improved rigidity

PBC Linear’s guide for approved bearing inspection method

Understanding the method to properly inspect the Frelon liner in PBC Linear’s Simplicity plain bearings is essential to taking full advantage of the product. The Frelon liner supplies numerous attributes that make it preferable in many unique applications; however, being a teflon-based material requires a different method of inspection: Approved Inspection Method: Pin Gauges (AKA: Go or

Self-lubricating plastic bearing for continuous high rotational speeds

The new iglide L500 material is suitable for applications in fans and electric motors, among others. With the new iglide L500 material, igus, the motion plastics expert, has announced the release of their newest specialist bearing solution, ideally suited for continuous operation in high-speed rotation applications under low loads. The L500 material combines extraordinary wear

Webinar: How-To Create Robust Guided Motion For Any Environment

This webinar was May 20th, 2014. Please fill out the form below to watch on demand. Precision linear guidance is a necessity for automated equipment and production level processes and in many applications the operating conditions are challenging for mechanical components. DualVee® linear guide wheels from Bishop-Wisecarver Group are designed to smoothly guide heavy loads in a variety

Saint-Gobain Supplies OmniSeal® and Rulon®

The Saint-Gobain Seals Group was recently selected to supply OmniSeal® spring-energized seals and Rulon® bearings for use in high-performance clinical chemical analyzer systems. Chemical analyzers are used in a variety of professions such as medicine and forensics and in such industries as environmental, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, agricultural, consumer products, and food and beverage. In large routine

Grease-free Bearings Eliminate Maintenance in Lab Equipment

A manufacturer of scientific instruments and lab equipment recently replaced its recirculating ball bearings with DryLin R linear bearings because the recirculating units required frequent maintenance and re-lubrication — time consuming and expensive processes. The new bearings are dry running and do not require external oils or greases. This feature is especially important for medical

A New Way to Roll

By Tom Miller, Bearings Unit Manager, North America, igus Inc., East Providence, RI Reprint Info >> An innovative wheel and bearing design helps a team of young inventors design a promising new wheelchair. “Dare Mighty Things” is not just a catchy slogan for a team of students from Upper Darby High School in Pennsylvania, but

Plastic Bearings Make Patient Transfers Easier

Everyday mobility can be a problem for those who are sick and bedridden. Getting out of a wheelchair, bed, car seat, or chair can be difficult, especially without assistance. Until recently, people struggling with standing and walking did not have many lightweight and portable devices to help them become more mobile. Rather, typical handicap lifts

Needleless Injection Gun Recoil Issue Solved with Plane Bearing

Acushot, a veterinary design company, recently developed an automated, needle-free injection gun for mass livestock vaccination. The injection gun required a linear bearing system that could absorb recoil. The final design reduced moving components and weight. It is a compact and battery powered needle-less injection unit with up to 28,000 psi delivery pressures. The elimination

Radial Air Bearings Help CT Scanners See into Your Heart

By Drew Devitt, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, New Way Air Bearings, Aston, Pa. To capture an image of a heart at its most quiet moment requires incredibly fast motion on the part of CT scanners. Air bearings help the scanner deliver the needed speed.

NMB Introduces Custom Made Bearing Assemblies

Chatsworth, CA – NMB Technologies Corporation introduces custom made precision mechanical bearing assemblies. These next level bearing assemblies consist of high precision NMB ball bearings, and depending on the design, will require machined shafts, magnets, gears, plastic parts and special materials. These assemblies are designed to satisfy the strictest quality and space requirements for the

Bishop-Wisecarver Appoints Ringball Corporation Exclusive Canadian Master Distributor

Pittsburg, CA — Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation, manufacturer of the original DualVee® guide wheel and industry leader in guided motion technology, has appointed Ringball Corporation as the Canadian Master Distributor for its full line of linear motion products.The exclusive agreement also includes Ringball distribution of HepcoMotion® product lines. With five Ringball branches and their network of authorized