Igus innovates in Corona times with a virtual exhibition
After a 2% increase in turnover last year, igus is currently registering different signals from the market. While sales declined in the first four months due to the Corona situation, incoming orders have so far remained almost stable. The company says that interest in motion plastics, which improve technology and reduce costs, is increasing markedly. So igus has set up a trade show stand where customers can discover digital innovations for themselves. The initial days have been well received.
In its virtual trade show, igus is now presenting more than 100 plastic innovations and product range additions from all areas of motion plastics. Around 400sqm square metres in size, the real stand is now open to visitors on the Internet and, using multimedia, provides information on the topic of “Cost down, Life up. It’s our job.” The trade show is part of the digital support given to customers, whereby personal guided tours, person-to-person meetings and group meetings on the stand can be arranged.
In its virtual trade show, igus is now showing visitors how high-performance polymers can be used to sustainably increase the service life of moving applications and also reduce costs. “When one trade show after the other was cancelled, it quickly became clear to us: we should create our own trade show and share it with the world from Cologne”, explains Frank Blase, CEO of igus GmbH. At its headquarters in Cologne, igus built a 400sqm trade show stand and placed it on the Internet at www.igus.eu/virtualexhibition. The stand is open to visitors.
Guiding energy safely on long traverses and at a low cost was the goal behind the development of the autoglide 5 from igus. The new energy chain system is specifically designed for horizontal use in intralogistics and on crane systems. The energy supply is quickly installed, as it does not require a guide trough, instead, it lies on a steel wire rope held in place by the e-chain contour.
Presented last year as a prototype, igus has now developed its first isense plain bearing series with five iglidur materials for predictive maintenance. Whether in the food industry, textile machines, forklifts or construction machines, with the intelligent isense plain bearings, users receive a durable and lubrication-free solution that provides information about their wear. Maintenance can be planned in good time and machine and system failures are prevented.
You can find out about Igus‘ new SLS material for 3D printed parts; the e-spool flex – new igus cable reel with worm guide which ensures more safety on operating panels and in assembly areas and many other innovations on the 400msq virtual exhibition stand.