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Industry 4.0 gets trouble-free motion with smart plastics

Industry 4.0 gets trouble-free motion with smart plastics


Motion plastics, high-performance plastics for motion, defy rain, salt, extreme temperatures, are resistant to oil or chemicals, are lighter, more dynamic, more energy efficient and yet cost effective.

At the Hannover Messe, igus now shows the next step – intelligent “smart plastics” for Industry 4.0. Their goal: to make predictive maintenance even easier and thus reduce costs in the factory of the future.

Today, they are used worldwide, high-performance plastics for moving applications. In everyday life, in kitchen machines, bicycles or shower cubicles as well as in industrial environments, such as machine tools or in crane facilities. igus is able to make accurate statements about the service life of motion plastics, thanks to the extensive tests in the 2,750 m² testing lab. The test results are incorporated into the online tools which are also available as a mobile app.