Manus competition

Feb. 13, 2013
The Sixth Manus competition is underway. The international contest, sponsored by igus, East Providence, R.”I., seeks innovative and challenging applications that use self-lubricating, maintenance-free polymer bearings to improve technology and reduce costs

The Sixth Manus competition is underway. The international contest, sponsored by igus, East Providence, R.”I., seeks innovative and challenging applications that use self-lubricating, maintenance-free polymer bearings to improve technology and reduce costs. Winners will receive cash prizes totalling over $11,000.

One area that can be improved through the use of dry-running plastic bearings is machine safety. According to an MIT study, machine stoppages resulting from insufficient lubrication cost up to $240 million in the U.”S. alone.

To enter, write a short description of the polymer-bearing application, describe how the bearings solved the problem, and accompanying photos or drawings.

Applications using all-plastic or plastic-compound bearings are permitted, but not those that use bearings coated in plastic. Go to www.igus.com/manus to enter. Deadline for entries is February 28, 2013.

© 2013 Penton Media, Inc.

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