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Application examples manus® competition 2017

541 entries from 35 countries

This year’s manus® is the eighth manus® award to be announced worldwide. 541 entries from 35 countries participated in it with their applications. They have competed for the gold, the silver and the bronze manus®.

Exoskeleton

The Gold manus® 2017: this portable technology makes working life more comfortable for employees.

Exoskeleton    

Robotic systems

The Silver manus® 2017: this gripper arm can dive and be applied under water to a depth of 500 metres.

Robotic systems    

Space travel

The Bronze manus® 2017: this system is a new ejection mechanism for space travel.

Space travel    

Ship construction

A ship should cross the Atlantic without a crew but with igus® on board.

Ship construction    

Automation

This device selects for ex. pebbles from a river in accordance with their geological age.

Automation    

Metal construction

Four glasses made of Plexiglas needed to be assembled and two of them should be moveable.

Metal construction    

Medical technology

„Clickywood“ is a solution against the “Carpal tunnel syndrome”.

Medical technology    

Sensor technology

This adjustable fixture for a cylindrical sensor shall cover 360 degrees.

Sensor technology    

Packaging machine

This application shows a cartoning machine for blisters in the pharmaceutical industry.

Packaging machine    

Packaging machine

This application shows a packaging machine for blister cartons of the pharmaceutical industry.

Packaging machine    

Packaging machine

This machine shows a blister machine in the pharmaceutical industry.

Packaging machine    

Beverage industry

This facility arranges PET bottles in a row and transports them to the filling line.

Beverage industry    

Sports

This bike for children is meant to reduce health risks at a very early age.

Sports    

Automation

Transport boxes with deep-frozen food will be moved inside a system.

Automation    

Sports

This bike has four wheels and can be easily adapted to suit different body sizes.

Sports    

Mobility

This durable seat is intended for first class in trains.

Mobility    

Façade and floor cleaning

This cleaning cover allows guidance in any desired direction.

Façade and floor cleaning    

Roller technology

This roller is used to apply wallpaper paste to the wallpaper.

Roller technology    

Labelling

The objective of this module is to convert the components to various container sizes as well as formats.

Labelling    

Food industry

This electronically operable tamper ensures the optimal extraction of an espresso.

Food industry    

Milling

This milling machine enables rounded corners and edges of furniture for example.

Milling    

Moulded parts

This machine is used to process particle foams.

Moulded parts    

Plant construction

This cellular wheel is applied for fine dosing during a powder filling.

Plant construction    

Cable production

This machine is used to produce blank copper wires.

Cable production    

Milling

This machine manufactures electrical and mechanical prototypes or devices.

Milling    

Robotics

A manufacturing machine is fitted with a stacker magazine, which picks up and dispenses microtiter plates.

Robotics    

Sports

This device makes it possible to experience the feel of mountainbiking in snow as well.

Sports    

Food industry

This machine cools down Swabian raviolis from 90 to 2 degrees.

Food industry    

Model making

In the RC model construction, flaps or rudders are moved by the so-called “servos”.

Model making    

Cultural project

A metro station is to be lavishly restored.

Cultural project    

Automation

In this application, a machine tool for components of pairs of glasses was to be optimised.

Automation    

Sports

The seat post can be moved up and down without lubrication.

Sports    

Medical technology

Wheelchair wheels which are exposed to a maritime climate are replaced with plastic bearings.

Medical technology    

Roller shutter

This is a system for automatic closing of shutters.

Roller shutter    

Grinding

This machine is used to grind machined edges

Grinding    

Sanitation

This application shows a booster pump.

Sanitation    

Robotics

Cost-effective and lightweight plain bearings replace expensive ball and socket joints.

Robotics    

Iron machine

This machine is used in the ironing industry.

Iron machine    

Machine tool manufacturing

Threaded rods are used to enable linear movements.

Machine tool manufacturing    

Plant construction

This platform ensures protection against falls in high-bay warehouse systems.

Plant construction    

Test technology

This machine tests springs through alternating/changing linear movements.

Test technology    

Automation

Transport boxes with deep-frozen food will be moved inside a system.

Automation    

Welding technology

Full movement in all directions must be ensured for this welding machine.

Welding technology    

Sports

A titanium suspension makes that trike unique.

Sports    

Wood scanner

This system is used to test wood products.

Wood scanner    

Surface machining

This blower shoots the smallest possible beads into moulded cast parts.

Surface machining    

Sharpening technology

This machine sharpens knifes of lawnmowers.

Sharpening technology    

Media

This design allows for a relaxed operation of mobile devices.

Media    

Industrial fryer

This industrial fryer needs to resist permanent contact with frying fat.

Industrial fryer    

Winding machine

This machine presorts soaps in a quad system and arranges them in a package.

Winding machine    

Automation

This system deals with the topic of washing processes.

Automation    

Automation

This industrial washing machine is equipped with several cylinder heads.

Automation    

Sanitation requirements

Tightening of compression stockings made easy

Sanitation requirements    

Drone

This drone is used for targeted pest control.

Drone    

Mining industry

Compact drilling devices need to be applicable in a dusty environment.

Mining industry    

Micro perforation

Cylinder holder for a micro perforation machine.

Micro perforation    

3D print

Centrepiece of the 3D printer is the “core xy motion system”.

3D print    

Mechanical engineering

These metering units allow for the filling of liquids into different containers.

Mechanical engineering    

Kite power

This kite can be compared with the wing tips of a conventional turbine.

Kite power    

CNC technology

This machine manufactures electronic circuits

CNC technology    

Marine

This electronic group develops a forward-looking sonar system for maritime operations.

Marine    

Drive

A flat bearing was searched for a gear application

Drive    

Mobility

The brake mechanism belongs to the sensitive parts of a train.

Mobility    

Cleaning machines

This industrial washing system is used to remove chemical pollutions.

Cleaning machines    

Conveyor belt technology

A roll is simultaneously used as cutting edge.

Conveyor belt technology    

Hot-foil embossing

Low friction at different speeds

Hot-foil embossing    

Sports

"Saltwater"-compatible igus® components

Sports    

Steel production

In a continuous casting plant, the foot roll is inserted to stabilize the still glowing material.

Steel production    

Petrol pump

xiros® ball bearings reduce the maintenance effort

Petrol pump    

Pad printing

This system marks the three position work pieces with highest precision always at the same position.

Pad printing    

3D print

This application is a prototype of a 3D printer with the so-called FDM technology.

3D print    

Automation

This system is used to fill liquids into containers.

Automation    

Sensor technology

Take test photographs of bottles

Sensor technology    

Workbench

Reduced maintenance and friction

Workbench    

Laser

Cost-effective, precise and long-lasting

Laser    

Gripper system

This system uses a screw head with four bearing positions for gripper arms.

Gripper system    

Sports

This eMott is an electronic vehicle for outdoor rides

Sports    

Visual check

A camera that is needed to capture processes needs to be installed in a test cabin.

Visual check    

Sports

Lubrication-free and robust components

Sports    

Conveyor belt technology

A belt conveyor with horizontal movement.

Conveyor belt technology    

Packaging technology

This packaging machine works with welding jaws.

Packaging technology    

Vehicle technology

IDRAkronos is a hydrogenic driven vehicle

Vehicle technology    

Packaging technology

This system welds twelve units into one common re-package.

Packaging technology    

Conveyor belt technology

The plant transports packages via conveyor belt.

Conveyor belt technology    

Mobility

This is a vehicle for expeditions or long-distance travels.

Mobility    

Sports

This application is a pedal driven system for a kayak.

Sports    

Wood processing

Wood processing generates enormous quantities of dust.

Wood processing    

Printing machine

the application is a punching station

Printing machine    

Printing machine

The bearing of an impression cylinder required optimization.

Printing machine    

Drainage system

This machine separates solid substances as well as liquids.

Drainage system    

Analysis

Accurate and repeatable linear transmission of specimen cells

Analysis    

Food industry

A robotized five-axis separator and injector is used for the production of cookies, cakes and croissant fillings.

Food industry    

Sailing technology

The automatic winches make sailing faster and simpler.

Sailing technology    

Honing machines

A “Gisolt honing machine” required revision.

Honing machines    

Sports

A fitness unit for professional athletes.

Sports    

Medical technology

The mechanism is used in electrical gurneys, which are used in operating rooms.

Medical technology    

Special-purpose vehicle

“Mobile Bank Vehicle” is a special purpose vehicle, which is equipped with a hanging sliding door.

Special-purpose vehicle    

Robotics

This robot system will be used for inspection and maintenance works in industrial plants.

Robotics    

Optics

An automated door mechanism with a special motion sequence was required for a precise optical instrument.

Optics    

Vehicle technology

A disaster emergency vehicle for has been enlarged with a vertically moveable platform.

Vehicle technology    

Packaging technology

This application is a form-fill sealing machine.

Packaging technology    

Ship building

This is a specialized and compact laboratory device to measure the torque value and the forces that have an affect onto the hull of a test ship model in a pool.

Ship building    

Twisting

This cooperative development is designed to make the twisting clasps.

Twisting    

Actuators

The linear actuator for automobile industry.

Actuators    

Drilling technology

This sequence automat has been developed for drilling and sawing of aluminium profiles.

Drilling technology    

Model making

A model boat is steered with a linear guide from igus® and a magnet.

Model making    

Platform

A platform with a large “silence of the axles” was meant to be designed to be used for sound exploration.

Platform    

Stability examination

This is a tool to examine the stability of coatings – above all lacquer coatings. A performance according to EN ISO 11998 and DIN 53778 is the precondition.

Stability examination    

Pedal car

The pedal and wheel supports are made of biodegradable plastics. iglidur® bearings additionally ensure low weight and reduce friction between the pedal pin and the wheels.

Pedal car    

Drying measurement

The time required shall be the determinate that is used for open air-drying of dispersive construction material as lacquer or finery.

Drying measurement    

Platform

This platform enables omnidirectional driving manoeuvres by the use of four Mecanum wheels. Each of the wheels is equipped with an independent damping system.

Platform    

Telescopes

igus® plain bearings are used in this telescope.

Telescopes    

Medical technology

This device shall be developed for physiotherapists in order to train the mobility of arms and legs.

Medical technology    

Food industry

Twin lane rolls with hooks are often used in the food-processing industry.

Food industry    

Events technology

This innovative system has been presented to the public during the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Rio.

Events technology    

Packaging technology

Several parts from the igus® product range have been installed for this automatic secondary packing – especially inside the conveyor rolls.

Packaging technology    

Mobility

This application was to restore an old-timer tractor.

Mobility    

Automation

A filling machine needed to be optimized because of automation.

Automation    

Lifting tables

Lifting tables are used in a wide range of applications.

Lifting tables    

Conveyor belt technology

This plant is used to cool aluminium blocks.

Conveyor belt technology    

Cutting technology

Besides modernizing a cutting machine for ceramic cylinders, the optimization of the linear axes guide was demanded.

Cutting technology    

Sports

This is a simulator that helps the player to find his perfect swing.

Sports    

Cleaning systems

Spray nozzles are used in cleaning systems and controlled via linear bearings.

Cleaning systems    

Laboratory technology

The aim of this application is the development of an innovative line of laboratory devices.

Laboratory technology    

Sports

Ice hockey is also practiced on in-line skates - this puck enables smooth sliding.

Sports    

Sports

This design allows for an environmentally friendly method to wash mountain bikes.

Sports    

Sports

In skateboarding axes are very important for the steering movement.

Sports    

Food industry

This machine transports ketchup bottles on a conveyor belt.

Food industry    

Filling machine

PWS is a manufacturer of cup-filling machines with linear bearings.

Filling machine    

Spinning wheel

The prototype of a spinning wheel has been developed for this application.

Spinning wheel    

Sports

A bearing with rectangular plastic bushes is required for an innovative pedal technology of a bicycle.

Sports    

Photo technology

Via 3D printing, a carriage was created for a camera slider.

Photo technology    

Hunting

This cleaning rod with a rotatable handle is suitable for cleaning weapons.

Hunting    

Automation

This system is used to put together Christmas trees or garlands made of PVC.

Automation    

Scanner

This scanner enables the automatic book scanning for use in various African countries.

Scanner    

Automation

The project is about a new design in the area of sewing technology.

Automation    

Tractor

Products from igus® are used in “URSUS” tractors, for instance in the mechanic control for the reverse gear.

Tractor    

Sports

In this application, plastic bearings were used for exchangeable sailing rolls.

Sports    

Sports

The challenge in this mountain bike with double spring system was the high material wear of metal bearings.

Sports    

Sorting wagon

This wagon with storage boxes is especially used in the area of logistic sorting of medicinal consumables, clothing, post or books.

Sorting wagon    

Filter technology

drylin® R RJUM-01 bearings were used in a self-cleaning filter that was designed for the use in areas that are endangered for explosions.

Filter technology    

Food industry

This machine takes care of food waste management.

Food industry    

Mining industry

This patented device is used for cone crushing in the mining and aggregate industry.

Mining industry    

Conveyor belt technology

The target of this application is to avoid frequent replacement of bearings inside the conveyor belt wheels.

Conveyor belt technology    

Labelling machine

This labelling machine works according to the principle, "print & apply".

Labelling machine    

Lightweight construction

The prototype of a spinning wheel has been developed for this.

Lightweight construction    

Living design

An easy mechanism for opening and closing was required for this outdoor kitchen block.

Living design    

Automation

This is a solution for different applications in which a pneumatic drive with guiding is used.

Automation    

Print technology

This professional 3D printer works with high precision and is suitable for the average user.

Print technology    

Medical

This table prototype shall be used in physiotherapy.

Medical    

Sports

This pram combines its original function of baby transportation with sport.

Sports    

Presentation technology

Manually tiltable display for conference rooms with table fixation.

Presentation technology    

Wire bending technology

This machine combines two well tested bending technologies.

Wire bending technology    

Automation

In this application a carrier system for glue needed to be optimised.

Automation    

Print technology

The movement system in a thermo transfer printer should be operated silently.

Print technology    

Automation

This universal device is provided for works such as drilling, excavating and reaming.

Automation    

Mobility

In this device, shopping and sports are combined.

Mobility    

Packaging

This machine is used to lift cans and bottles in a frame.

Packaging    

Sports

This machine adjusts the optimal seating position for bicycle riders.

Sports    

Robotics

This application simplifies various workflows by enabling the quick exchange of the equipment.

Robotics    

Textile industry

In this application, white cloth must be order picked.

Textile industry    

Automation

The development of a CleanUp machine for the automated sample preparation in trace analysis was required.

Automation    

Robotics

In this application a robot undertakes painting works more efficiently and quickly.

Robotics    

Food industry

With this machine grapes are separated from the stems in the wine industry.

Food industry    

Printer technology

In this application the heat transfer of 3D printers should be increased.

Printer technology    

Living design

This slatted frame system is multi-adjustable and suitable for a wide range of areas.

Living design    

Rail infrastructure

The application allows measuring the horizontal and vertical distance of an electric cable by a system that is mounted on rails.

Rail infrastructure    

Mobility

This innovative system is equipped with plastic bearings that support the steering mechanism of this vehicle.

Mobility    

Excavators

The requirement for this application was a gripper shovel for wheel loaders.

Excavators    

Welding polishing machine

This machine polishes outer and inner steel edges with two wheel scrubbers.

Welding polishing machine    

Marmora processing

In this application Marmora tiles are transported with a conveyor belt alongside headstocks.

Marmora processing    

Food industry

This robot arranges thin and fried pitas on a conveyor belt.

Food industry    

Textile industry

This machine is used for cutting leather or rubber, among other things.

Textile industry    

Model making

This prototype of a radio-controlled car is used outdoors.

Model making    

Food industry

This plant packages sausages.

Food industry    

Sports

In this application a sport bow should be optimized.

Sports    

Measuring devices

This measuring device enables the checking of rails.

Measuring devices    

Piano bench

A piano bench shall be silent and height adjustable.

Piano bench    

Packaging

This machine ensures that candles are positioned on a conveyor band and packed.

Packaging    

Cutting technology

This tool automatically machines moulded parts.

Cutting technology    

Printer technology

This printer should be able to print packages from several sides.

Printer technology    

Medical technology

This medical application combines a conveyor band with high-resolution cameras to allow the control of products.

Medical technology    

Automation

This system counts and stacks newspapers.

Automation    

Laser technology

This application should achieve an automated laser cutting process under water.

Laser technology    

Robotics

This XY positioner/portal robot makes it possible to drill, equip, laser machine, plot, cut and mill.

Robotics    

Air and space travel

This mechanism shall link an unmanned Mars rover with a transfer vehicle and ensure its power supply.

Air and space travel    

Robotics

For this robot, a gripper for nuclear environments needed to be developed.

Robotics    

Polishing machine

This machine should polish concrete blocks.

Polishing machine    

CNC technology

This machine is intended for the processing of circuit boards.

CNC technology    

Medical technology

This design allows for height adjustment in ambulances.

Medical technology    

Analysing technology

This application is a system for recipe optimisation and quality assurance in plastic processing.

Analysing technology    

Medical technology

This project is engaged in the development of a special attachment for a medical drilling machine.

Medical technology    

Simulation technology

This motion platform should be used in professional car-ride simulations.

Simulation technology    

Medical technology

This innovative device enables the treatment of spinal column malfunctions.

Medical technology    

Electric motor

This electric motor should be designed in such a way that its speed as well as its position can be easily controlled.

Electric motor    

Drone

This drone is used for targeted pest control.

Drone    

Pergola

A pergola with a hard top cover needs a flexible connection for slats.

Pergola    

Motor sports

This vehicle is used in the field of motor sports and is characterized by its low weight.

Motor sports    

Recycling

This system should extract lead from the plastic jacket of batteries.

Recycling    

Medical technology

This universal aid supports the motor functions of humans.

Medical technology    

3D print

This application is a prototype of a 3D printer with the so-called FDM technology.

3D print    

Wind power

This technology combines design with power generation.

Wind power    

Packaging

This machine enables sorting in a secondary packaging procedure.

Packaging    

Printing

With this printer, logos, batch or product codes are printed.

Printing    

Placement machine

This application shows a positioning system of paint cans.

Placement machine    

CNC application

This polishing machine is used in prosthetics.

CNC application    

Vehicle seat

This application should make long drives by bus or train more tolerable thanks to a support for the lower leg.

Vehicle seat    

Grill

This application shows a charcoal grill with igus® components.

Grill    

Test stand

This application is a test for automobile sensors.

Test stand    

Music

This application shows a Glockenspiel that is mainly used as a striking mechanism to be installed in church organs.

Music    

Sports

This sport equipment combines skiing and mountain climbing.

Sports    

Robotics

This robot is intended for industrial applications in the low-cost area.

Robotics    

Automation

In this application hexagon shafts are used for the belt drive of a machine as motor shafts.

Automation    

Energy production

This application is an energy changer for sea waves for power generation.

Energy production    

Caravan technology

This design enables the transport of bicycles with foldable doors.

Caravan technology    

Media technology

In this application an automated camera slide control needed to be built.

Media technology    

Packaging machine

In this application a bag machine must be optimized.

Packaging machine    

Medical technology

This development supports patients, who are suffering from hemiplegia.

Medical technology    

Painting facility

In this application, the wear of individual components in a painting facility should be reduced.

Painting facility    

Camping

This project calls for a further sleeping place to be accommodated in a VW Caddy Camper.

Camping    

Telescopic hoist platform

Telescopic hoist platform    

Finishing

With this machine, rocks are subjected to flame treatment to give them their characteristic rustic surface.

Finishing    

Conveyor belt technology

For this application, the fire protection sections should be optimised in the conveyor belt technology division.

Conveyor belt technology    

CNC technology

This system is used to process glass or acrylic panels for displays of mobile phones.

CNC technology    

Fibre speed connection

This application shows a wireless and optical Internet access system.

Fibre speed connection    

Vending desk

For this project a double glass should be opened upwards.

Vending desk    

Sports

This application shows a folding mechanism for a mountain bike.

Sports    

3D printers

This printer focuses on two main areas: print area creation and precise carriage displacement.

3D printers    

Furniture design

For this device, a cutting board should be freely movable on a work top.

Furniture design    

Furniture design

This application shows an innovative and stylish monitor workstation.

Furniture design    

Nuclear waste

This system is used in the examination of nuclear waste and helps to visualise and characterise combustible debris.

Nuclear waste    

Conveyor belts for people

This mechanism was conceived for person belt conveyors with high speed.

Conveyor belts for people    

CNC technology

In an automatic tool changer for CNC milling machines, linear drives from igus® are used.

CNC technology    

3D printers

Spherical bearings with zero clearance are essential for a clean printing result when this 3D printer is used.

3D printers    

SafeBeach

This application provides a solution for stowing valuables on the beach.

SafeBeach    

Medical technology

A supply system of a sterilizer for medical products had to be optimized.

Medical technology    

Food technology

This system weighs watermelons and sorts those that does not reach the optimum weight onto a conveyor belt.

Food technology    

Motor sports

In this motor sports project, a student campus motor sport team sets out to optimize the area of the steering shaft.

Motor sports    

Movement solutions

A gyroscopic floating module for seating systems

Movement solutions    

3D printers

This 3D printer is based on a Cartesian system.

3D printers    

3D print

This 3D printer has a rigid frame and linear bearings which have a positive effect on the speed.

3D print    

Sports

This application gives physically handicapped people the opportunity to ski.

Sports    

Food industry

This unit cuts plastic foil into various sizes and positions the pieces between slices of cheese.

Food industry    

Conveyor technique

This design allows the transport of shopping carts in building complexes.

Conveyor technique    

Shower support

This construction helps people with physical impairments to find their way into the shower.

Shower support    

X-ray inspection

This positioning system is used in the material defect test.

X-ray inspection    

Learning tools

This application shows a system for different learning situations.

Learning tools    

Furniture

This special seating option acts against health damage in childhood.

Furniture    

Magic

This application shows an equipment for professional magicians.

Magic    

Robotics

This machine is used in the field of medicine and processes absorbent foams.

Robotics    

Art

This application from the art sector shows a kinetic sculpture that allows for unique movements.

Art    

Screw positioning machine

This system screws together flat roof insulation and plastic coatings.

Screw positioning machine    

Model making

This application is a funk motorcycle with an innovative steering function of the damping system.

Model making    

Automobile technology

The starting point of this application is an international student competition for self-designed racing cars.

Automobile technology    

Solar technology

E-bikes are equipped with solar collectors and receive the necessary electricity supply.

Solar technology    

Cooling technology

The purpose of this application is to optimize the production of refrigerators.

Cooling technology    

Food technology

This plant is used to grow apples and transport them to another conveyor belt.

Food technology    

Food industry

This plant is used in the production of ramen.

Food industry    

Food industry

This plant produces rice noodles.

Food industry    

Food industry

This system transports meat in trays on a conveyor belt.

Food industry    

Solar energy

For this solar energy device, polymer plain bearings were used to guide parabolic trough collectors.

Solar energy    

Metal processing

In this application, a brake or bracing system for movable lamellas should be developed.

Metal processing    

Motorcycle accessories

This system allows motorcyclists to store their helmets securely in storing compartments.

Motorcycle accessories    

Car accessories

This machine produces decorative covers for car wheels.

Car accessories    

Automotive industry

This special machine undertakes laser markings of the cylinder head.

Automotive industry    

CNC technology

This CNC machine is designed for the processing of wood.

CNC technology    

Machine for the packaging of liquids

A sealing had to be applied for this liquid packaging machine.

Machine for the packaging of liquids    

Automotive industry

This is a prototype for cleaning and laser marking of axle shafts.

Automotive industry    

Automotive industry

This is a work-saving device that supports the movement of a work piece in a production line for automobile parts.

Automotive industry    

Clock technology

This application is a special form of the table clock.

Clock technology    

Rail vehicles

In this project the door of a rail vehicle should be optimized.

Rail vehicles    

Food industry

Boxes with breads on a conveyor belt had to be stopped in precise positions.

Food industry    

Automation

A machine that is used to pick mushrooms is to be optimised.

Automation    

Foot door opener

This application shows a mechanical foot-operated door opener.

Foot door opener    

Sorting

This equipment is used to sort medical consumables.

Sorting    

Motorcycles

More than 14 igus® bearings are used for this motorbike.

Motorcycles    

Industrial technology

With this system, adhesive films should be positioned on a lacquered surface and pressed.

Industrial technology    

Permanent magnet

This magnet has a powerful magnetic field for synchrotron radiation.

Permanent magnet    

Motorcycles

Plain bearings from igus® have been installed in the prototype gearbox of an electric motorcycle.

Motorcycles    

Wheelchair

This wheelchair allows people with reduced mobility to have more life quality

Wheelchair    

Humanoid robots

This humanoid robot can be used as a contact person at a reception desk.

Humanoid robots    

Mountainbike

This application shows an innovative seat post for mountain bikes.

Mountainbike    

Hopkinson Pressure Bar

This system is used to test stress-elongation reactions of materials.

Hopkinson Pressure Bar    

Test technology

This lightweight camera system is intended to be used to check/inspect components.

Test technology    

Bulldozer

This application shows a bulldozer suspended at three points.

Bulldozer    

Automotive industry

This application shows a lifting platform for car workshops.

Automotive industry    

Brewery technology

This machine lifts a drum from the conveyor belt to clean it in a rotary motion.

Brewery technology    

Sports

This application shows a sailing boat for short and single-handed sailors.

Sports    

Musical instrument

The mechanics should be optimized for a trombone.

Musical instrument    

Aircraft technology

This innovative aircraft design is characterised by optimized control and an optimized drive.

Aircraft technology    

Bicycle technology

"Tortuga XL" - the largest cargo bike solution in Europe:

Bicycle technology    

Robotics

This robot is designed to help in the exploration of the planet Mars.

Robotics    

Robot technology

This project deals with the development of a tactile hand for a mobile robot.

Robot technology    

Textile industry

This machine removes the roving from a spool before it is refilled.

Textile industry    

Scan system

This 3D scanning system allows simultaneous picture collection.

Scan system    

Sun protection system

This application shows an automated sun protection system with vertical lamellas.

Sun protection system    

Model making

This technical toy collection should be simple and quick to install.

Model making    

Wheel chair technology

This hybrid wheelchair allows physically handicapped persons to overcome obstacles.

Wheel chair technology    

Motor boats

This system allows the control of fast boats from the cabin or open deck.

Motor boats    

Reading aid

This system helps people with visual impairment.

Reading aid    

3D printers

An adjustable and automatic belt tensioner has been developed for a 3D high-speed printer in the FDM procedure.

3D printers    

3D printers

This 3D printer works with SLS technology.

3D printers    

Robotics

Surgical robots, which can work inside an MRI machine, are subject to research.

Robotics    

Wastewater disposal

Plain bearings from igus® are installed in a lamella sedimentation tank, used for the treatment of communally produced wastewater.

Wastewater disposal    

Sailing

This hard top for a yacht consists of four carbon plates that are mounted on a steel frame.

Sailing    

Boats

This application shows a concept for pedal boat skippers

Boats    

Bicycle technology

In the bicycle technology sector, a bike is equipped with a trolley.

Bicycle technology    

Diving accessories

This vehicle allows divers to move around under water.

Diving accessories    

Laser markings

This system is used in the field of laser marking.

Laser markings    

Parking system

This application focuses on the optimization of wheel and shaft bearing of parking systems for cars.

Parking system    

Furniture

This two-axis system moves baby cradles.

Furniture    

Sports

This application shows a very light choke lever for a paraglide drive.

Sports    

Underwater technology

This system is used in underwater data collection.

Underwater technology    

Beekeeping

This application allows the artificial beekeeping of honey bees.

Beekeeping    

Sports

This application allows skiing in a sitting position.

Sports    

Tanker

The hydraulic shaft suspension of a water tanker needed to be optimised.

Tanker    

Art

This sculpture with a height of 10 m has a political message: Society – economy – moral responsibility.

Art    

Door system

An automatic door drive for elevators had to be improved.

Door system    

Medical

The system is used during the functional magnetic resonance imaging.

Medical    

Robotics

The Mars Rover is a six-wheel robot, which has been assembled with of more than 2,000 parts.

Robotics    

Roller machine

This roller machine is used in the automotive industry.

Roller machine    

Wheelchair

This hand wheelchair has a powered lifting mechanism for the seat.

Wheelchair    

Automation

This system shifts cigarettes into a box.

Automation    

Quad

The function of this gas handle for a quad or ATV can be executed via thumb gas or twist control handle.

Quad    

Robotics

This washing robot cleans air conditioners.

Robotics    

Kitchen technology

This automatic machine cuts sashimi into evenly thin slices.

Kitchen technology    

Window opener

This application is an automatic window switching system.

Window opener    

Sports

In this application a bicycle suspension should be optimized.

Sports    

Construction machine

An actuation shaft for thrust bearing of a coupling required new bearings.

Construction machine    

Furniture

This application shows a system for a Relay sofa.

Furniture    

Sports

This prototype is intended to be the first electrically powered high-performance glider with retractable propeller.

Sports    

Changing traffic signs

This system allows the display of different traffic signs

Changing traffic signs    

Welding technology

This system shows a belt tensioner for an impulse welder.

Welding technology    

Waffle automat

The dough feed in a waffle machine should be optimized.

Waffle automat    

Refrigeration system

Swing doors for refrigeration systems ought to be designed with an extremely reduced aluminium frame.

Refrigeration system    

3D print

This 3D printer is primarily intended for educational institutions and impresses with its attractive design.

3D print    

Winding machine

To wind-up a thread, this is guided back and forth alongside the spool.

Winding machine    
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In a wide range of industries, solutions are technically improved and costs saved by the use of plastic plain bearings.

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