Design meets function. igus® receives prestigious product design award

East Providence, RI – May 13, 2013 – igus®, a leading developer of high-performance polymer machine components, won two awards as part of this year’s iF product design competition. A panel made up of 50 judges from around the world judged that the company’s e-spool—a variation on traditional cable drums—exceeded its exacting standards. The innovative design guides cables and hoses telescopically and is ideal for restricted spaces. A retention spring provides the correct length and tension of the chain. Potential applications include lighting and stage equipment, because of the inherent lack of space.PM2013-1_D

Triflex® R TRLF is an easy-to-fill and cost-effective cable carrier designed for three-axis movement. With its round design, Triflex R cable carriers are ideal for robotic applications due to their smooth movement around the contours of a robot. This latest addition to the range has links that can be easily flipped open to fill or retrofit cables and hoses.

With another two iF product design awards under its belt, igus has once again demonstrated its expertise when it comes to industrial design. Since 1987, a total of 26 igus innovations have received this prestigious award. This is due largely to the company’s goal to introduce products to market that combine both function and design.

About the iF design awards
The iF design awards receives more than 20,000 entries from over 50 countries and are among the largest and most important international design competitions. The iF label is a seal of quality recognized all over the world.

 About igus
igus develops industry-leading DryLin® linear bearings and linear guides, iglide® plastic bushings, igubal® spherical bearings, Energy Chain® cable carriers, and Chainflex® continuous-flex cables. These seemingly unrelated products are linked together through a belief in making functionally advanced, yet affordable plastic components and assemblies. With plastic bearing experience since 1964, cable carrier experience since 1971 and continuous-flex cable since 1989, igus provides the right solution from over 80,000 products available from stock. No minimum order required. For more information, contact igus at 1-800-521-2747 or visit www.igus.com.

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igus, Energy Chain, DryLin, Chainflex, iglide, and igubal are registered trademarks of igus Inc. All other company names and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

For press inquiries:

Michael Hardy
Marketing Specialist
mhardy@igus.com

For general inquiries (for publication):
igus® Inc.
PO Box 14349
East Providence, RI
02914
Toll free: 1.800.521.2747
Tel: 401.438.2200
Fax: 401.438.7270

e-mail: sales@igus.com
Web: www.igus.com

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