igus has published two additions to its TechTalk Design Advice Series. “A Basic Guide to Continuous-flex Cables” and “The Five Benefits of Plastic Bearings” both aim to educate design engineers by offering technical insights and tips that make products easy to use in any application.
“A Basic Guide to Continuous-flex Cables” discusses the bundling verses layering technique for high-flex cables. It also talks about how cables constructed in layers are significantly cheaper to produce, but offer limited service life in long-travel, gliding or demanding-flex applications. To learn more about bundling verses layering, visit www.igus.com/techtalk/chainflex/bundling_vs_layering.asp.
“The Five Major Benefits of Plastic Bearings” compares plastic plain bearings to other bearings such as metal-backed and bronze types. It tackles perceptions of plastic bearings as a trusted solution. To learn more about the benefits of plastic bearings, visit www.igus.com/techtalk/iglide/5benefits.asp.
igus also has three other online forums for its cable carriers and linear bearings and guides. To read installments of each, visit www.igus.com/techtalk.