Igus, the German company specialized in cable carriers, has made a new drive technology configurator available free of charge to help customers find the right linear module for their application. The online tool uses application data such as installation position, load, stroke length, speed and self-locking to make suitable product suggestions that fulfil the customer’s requirements.
“The special feature is that with the help of our test data from our in-house laboratory, we can make a lifetime statement for each linear module as well as the motor load in the individual application and display them online. The customer can be sure that the module will work reliably and maintenance-free in the machine and system”, says Michael Hornung, igus GmbH’s International Product Manager for drylin. Other filter options such as for usage conditions like high temperatures or food service can be used to customize the selection further. The user can then continue to equip the module with suitable accessories as desired: this allows everything from manual operation with a hand wheel to the right motor to a control system
“By displaying and selecting only compatible products, we give the user confidence that they will get a linear module that be connected right away”, says Hornung. The price is automatically calculated and shown in the application. This allows the effects of the selected options, including on price, to be considered, which also eliminates time lost to queries. In a final step, the configuration can be stored or forwarded, the parts list and technical information downloaded, and the linear module ordered with a mouse click.