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The possible uses of automatic machines have become more diverse and with increasing mechanisation, many more innovations can be expected. Vending machines, for example, are no longer merely used to sell things, they also serve as advertising surfaces and can gather user data for monitoring purposes. They have long been a part of everyday life and, in most cases, are hardly noticeable any more. Above all when they work reliably and without problems. Bearings and gears in payment systems, shelves that can be pulled out with linear guides, electric linear systems that move scanners or product dispensers, energy chains that carry cables: all these components are expected to meet high requirements with regard not only to their performance but also to their design and they are often in use around the clock. Our maintenance-free, high-performance polymers ensure that vending machines, which are expected to work autonomously, are not permanently dependent on maintenance assistance from us human beings.
Linear and plain bearing technology, energy chains, gears, and gearbox solutions for maintenance-free, durable, cost-effective vending machines.
Robotics solutions, bearing technology, and e-chains for fast, maintenance-free, economical automation of services in restaurants and cafés.
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For the smallest of installation spaces
UL94-V2 (optional V0)
Stable, light and quiet
PVC outer jacket (CF140 shielded)
For medium-duty applications
Proximity switch mounting by means of T slot
Everything from one source, readily assembled and tested
Low installation height 6-12mm
Numerous carriage options
Lubrication-free and maintenance-free
Low noise and low vibration
Raising and lowering the facial recognition display, swinging the barrier back and forth and extending and retracting it – our products, which require no lubrication or maintenance, ensure trouble-free movement in airport security gates.
► Harnessed readychain e-chains and drylin e-drive technology for display movement
► igubal pillow block bearings for barriers that swing back and forth
► igubal rod ends for retracting and extending barriers
Healthy fast food prepared and served by a cooking robot: for their autonomous robo kitchen, the designers at the Canadian start-up RoboEatz were looking for components that are suitable for food processing and as cost-saving as they are durable and low-maintenance. Energy supply systems, various bearings and drive components from igus are the perfect solution here...
The sec°mat IC One, made by Bochum-based Seco Manufaktur, turns the serving of ice cream and the sales process into an event. Modular Apiro robot kinematics not only ensure long-lasting, low-maintenance operation of the vending machine, but also that special wow effect for users ...
Drive systems and energy supply systems in bar robots, linear robots in WC cassette cleaning machines, and guide systems in coffee machines: Discover more applications from our customers in the vending machine industry, where our motion plastics are demonstrating their advantages.
All products are tested for wear and load capacity under real-life conditions in the igus test laboratory, the largest in the industry. The results are incorporated into our service life calculation tools and allow exact durability predictions.
Upon request, igus carries out customer tests to check product use under completely customised conditions.
Trying things out made easy: with the igus corner, you always have the most recent motion plastics suited to your individual industry sector at hand.
We will bring the display to you, assemble it upon request and fill the compartments with the products of your choice. Or you can set it up yourself. As a permanent exhibition or for a limited period of time.
What are the most important regulations for food sector vending machine manufacturers? How can installation space be saved in the face of a growing product range? The igus blog features interesting articles on vending machine technology.