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Maintenance-free Systems for the Packaging Industry

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:21am
igus

East Providence, RI - igus is presenting a range of new products specially developed to meet stringent demands of the packaging industry. The company is offering individual components that meet strict guidelines, as well as complete systems for packaging equipment, all meeting industry guidelines.

Policies for food handling and hygiene are clearly defined by both US and European standards and regulators. igus’ blue food-grade products are easily identifiable for added safety. The company’s ‘tribo-tape’ material, made from proven self-lubricating iglide A160 material, is suited for lowering friction in a wide range of applications thanks to its low wear values. The tribo-tape is specifically notable for its maintenance-free dry-running properties that allow the addition of sliding surfaces wherever necessary.

The iglide A160 material is also available in machinable bar stock for custom components with reliable cleanroom and low-friction properties. Food-grade materials like iglide A181 and A350 are also available for even more challenging applications, such as those in extreme temperatures. Even for conveyor systems, injection molded knife-edge rollers from igus allow for complete avoidance of external lubricants, while maintaining excellent wear values.

For more information, please visit www.igus.com

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