Free igus online tool creating guide shafts in seconds

A new online tool by igus allows users to configure
guide shafts with or without machining online, download technical drawings and
order directly from Treotham.

Designing the right shaft for an application is not
easy without CAD software and in-depth technical knowledge. igus has now
developed a new, free-of-charge and freely accessible online tool with the
drylin shaft configurator. In just three steps, the user is given the
opportunity to select the right shaft in the required length from seven
materials, machine the main body and the machined ends with standard elements
such as chamfers and grooves, and order the configuration.

Using igus’ new free online tool, the drylin shaft configurator,
the user gets to their desired product even faster, without any necessary
technical knowledge or CAD software. In the new online configurator, the user
can choose between seven different shaft materials with diameters from 6 to 50
millimetres and machine the main body and machined end to their requirements. The
guide shaft can then be ordered directly from Treotham. The user also receives
the STEP file for the shaft and the technical dimension drawing as a PDF
download, allowing them to further design the application directly with the
configured shaft.

and simple configuration in just three steps

In the first step of the drylin shaft configurator,
the user determines the diameter, the length and the number of required shafts.
Then they can choose the right material with the ideal surface treatment. In
addition to hard-coated aluminium shafts, hardened or chrome-plated steel
shafts, several hardened stainless steel materials and VA shafts are also
offered. Stainless steel shafts are very suitable for the food processing
industry, while aluminium shafts are a lightweight and cost-effective
alternative for mechanical engineering.

In the second step, the user can machine the shaft
body and optionally the machined ends, and add different machining stages as
well as 14 standard elements such as bevels, holes, threads or grooves. An
intelligent system gives the user maximum and minimum values to prevent faulty
design. The clear surface of the tool as well as hints and tips makes the
configuration of the shaft much easier for the user.

In the third step, the customer gets an overview of
the configuration. Here they can request a quote and delivery time from
Treotham, and download the dimension drawing and CAD data of the product. There
is also the possibility to save the configuration or to share it with
colleagues via a link, which is very practical, especially when designing large
projects. After receiving the order, it will be sent digitally to the factory,
where the shaft will be manufactured by igus and sent to Australia.

plain bearings 

But what would a shaft be without the appropriate
plain bearing or linear plain bearing? The motion plastics specialist igus has
been developing plain bearings made of tribo-polymers for more than 35 years.
With more than 50 different materials in different dimensions, igus offers the
right plain bearing or the right linear plain bearing with iglidur sliding
elements for every application and shaft. All iglidur materials are made of
lubrication-free and maintenance-free tribo-plastics, which are wear-resistant,
lightweight and corrosion-free, and can withstand even extreme loads.

For more information, please visit the Treotham
Automation website
or call 1300 65 75 64.

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