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Unsupported application

Stability guaranteed even in air: Unsupported "side-mounted" application.

Unsupported application    

Ship unloader

441 m travel: Reduction of tensile forces by about 75%.

Ship unloader    

Standing installation

High accelerations also possible in "standing" installation.

Standing installation    

Long travel

Long travels no problem at all: Travels over 200m

Long travel    

Harbor crane

Circular motion mounted on the side in a harbor crane.

Harbor crane    

Ship loader

Since the ship loader started operations in 2000, no troubles, either mechanical or in the cables, have occurred in the energy chain area.

Ship loader    

Automotive industry

Gliding, side-mounted application in the automotive industry.

Automotive industry    

Space-saving solution

Zigzag solutions implemented quickly and economically without special parts with the e-chains® of the E4/4 system

Space-saving solution    

Fairground rides

The demands on the facility are very high. All parts of the elevator are permanently exposed to wind and weather, and additional centrifugal forces act upon the parts by the 180° rotation.

Fairground rides    

Wood industry

The igus® preassembled energy chains create a lasting, low-wear connection to the tools.

Wood industry    

Machining center

The ready-to-install assembled energy supply system is perfectly aligned to the high demands of the machine tool industry.

Machining center    

Tile factories

Extreme stressing from tile dus in the building material industry.

Tile factories    

Lignite quarrying

The wagon makes a 180° turn and empties into the coal bunker. The energy chain secures the energy supply of the rotating device.

Lignite quarrying    

Offshore industry

Tube handling plant provides an igus® plastic e-chain®. e-chain® ensures high stability and reliability in pipehandling.

Offshore industry    

Composting plant

Heat, abrasive dirt, high atmospheric moisture: These are only some of the ambient conditions in a composting plant.

Composting plant    

Chrysalis

For the equipment made for the film "Chrysalis", only high quality materials were used.

 Chrysalis    

OpenHydro tidal turbine

A plastic chain makes any kind of maintenance on the open sea obsolete; a conventional metal chain would not be adequate for the combination of technical, climatic and mechanical requirements.

OpenHydro tidal turbine    

Handling system ”roboLoop“

The ”roboLoop“ system itself offers manyways to optimise the fabrication sequences.

Handling system ”roboLoop“    

Adhesive resin system

In the case of this adhesive resin system, a lifting platform moves upwardto a height three or four times a day to empty barrels with a volume ofapprox. 200 litres.

Adhesive resin system    

Spray-painting robot

In this application in a painting robot, the ATEX properties of the energy supply system are of primary importance.

Spray-painting robot    

Pallet changer

In the case of this application, the worksafety was increased by integrating theenergy supply system into the body of thepallet changer.

Pallet changer    

Palletising system

This energy chain in the palletising system of a dairy is subject toextreme load with more than 5,000 strokes a day.

Palletising system    

Piling and drilling rigs

The driven boring machine produces extremevibrations and heavy soiling duringthe work process.

Piling and drilling rigs    

Saw mill

Even sawdust does not constitute any problem for igus® e-chains®.

Saw mill    

Tunnel boring machine

This machine moves deeply through the earthand is used to drill tunnels using the excavationby mining technique.

Tunnel boring machine    

Dismantling tool

Flexible chainflex® CF9 control cables and various hoses in zig-zag application.

Dismantling tool    

Loading and unloading facility

Rigorous requirements imposed on the energy supply: Cycle times and narrow bend radii are a considerable strain on energy supply and lines.

Loading and unloading facility    

The longest travel with plastic energy chain

e-chain® travel of 615 m exceeds the longest so far in the port of Singapore.

The longest travel with plastic energy chain    

Discharging station for crude metal/metal scrap

Almost maintenance-free solution in a discharge station for crude metal/metal scrap, thanks to the energy supply system with plastic products from igus®.

Discharging station for crude metal/metal scrap    

Taconite mine

The next long distance with a plastic chain: 550 m.

Taconite mine    

Plastic e-chains® replace steel versions

After six months they used to be finished; finally no more failure thanks to plastic e-chains®.

Plastic e-chains® replace steel versions    

Suspended articulated arm robot

triflex® R as a complete solution for several tasks at once on a suspended robot

Suspended articulated arm robot    

Indoor crane

Pre-assembled energy supply systems for customized indoor cranes.

Indoor crane    

Indoor and outdoor cranes

Outdoor cranes must withstand harsh weather conditions. Indoor cranes also work under alternating moisture influences with simultaneous extremely high temperatures.

Indoor and outdoor cranes    

CNC machine

In this case, a simple trick solved a space problem: There were only 20 cm design height available, too low for a conventional solution with an energy chain.

CNC machine    

Hydraulic lifter in airplane hangar

Hydraulic working platforms in an airplane hangar for the Airbus A380 in Singapore are equipped with igus® e-chains®.

Hydraulic lifter in airplane hangar    

Shipyard

Eight gantry cranes connected in series travel a total length of 180 m with plastic energy chains.

Shipyard    

Zinc electrolysis, bathing halls

The sulfur fumes generated by the electrolysis are highly corrosive and corrode the customer's system. igus® products withstand these extreme conditions.

Zinc electrolysis, bathing halls    

Coal excavator

Long travel distances and all-weather use for the energy-supply on a coal excavator.

Coal excavator    

Coal silo

Lower weight and space requirements than alternative solutions for conveying coal.

Coal silo    

Collision Avoidance
System]

These applications test systems that will make driving cars safer.

Collision Avoidance  System]    

Material treatment

This application prepares raw material for the subsequent production of screws and rivets.

Material treatment    

Coal transport system

The motors in this system need a large number of cables.

Coal transport system    

Helicopters

Lighter components for aviation applications by avoiding separators.

Helicopters    

Unloading station

Railway carriages are unloaded at this station in the Vanino coal-fired power station in Russia by means of a rotating drum structure.

Unloading station    

Transfer table

This transfer table in the English harbour town of Felixstowe ensures that railway engines are moved quickly to the correct one of eight tracks.

Transfer table    

Energy chain in open-air storage facility for alumina production

Design and installation of a roller energy chain for outdoor use on a bauxite stockpile - an environment with extremely harsh ambient conditions.

Energy chain in open-air storage facility for alumina production    

Container cranes at the CTA

Energy and signal supply to the container cranes at the HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder - twelve trouble-free years

Container cranes at the CTA    

Hot dip galvanising

Energy chain and plastic trough made from chemically-resistant plastic from igus® have been successfully in operation at a hot dip galvanising plant for years.

Hot dip galvanising    
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