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Harnessed energy chains: readychain® application examples

Ready-to-install energy supply systems for automation

Where the automation of machines and industrial plants are concerned, there is a whole series of different reasons to decide in favour of harnessed energy supply systems. readychain harnessed energy chains are being used in many industrial areas such as the timber industry, the textile industry, measuring system technology and special machine construction.
With pre-assembled energy supply systems for automation, manufacturing costs are reduced and sources of faults are practically ruled out. Less project planning work is needed whereas reliability increases. Possible uses are in the areas of assembly/installation engineering and handling technology, in conveyor technology or in mechanical engineering.

motion - magazine for energy chain systems®

Improve the performance of your machine ... Cost down.

In this igus® magazine you will find numerous possibilities and application examples of how you can bring your tech up and/or cost down with ready-to-install energy chain systems.
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Selected applications of our customers

Woodworking industry

Module Connect ensures fast connection of the energy supply in the wood industry

Milking technology

Pre-assembled energy chains enable comfortable milking

Modular energy supply system for revolutionary multi-spindle lathe from DMG Mori

A readychain system with a total of eight energy chains guarantees the safe energy supply of all six spindles in the current MULTISPRINT series.

Packaging industry

Module Connect ensures fast maintenance in the packaging industry

Bridge construction

Pre-assembled e-chain system ensures a fail-safe energy supply at the Memorial Bridge in New Hampshire

Measuring system for extruder

Pre-assembled energy supply systems for measuring and control systems in blown film extrusion.

Heat and dust: energy supply system for indoor crane under adverse conditions

At Thyssen Krupp's Duisburg hot rolling mill, a slab transport crane has been fitted with pre-assembled roller energy chains for the energy supply system. They work reliably under adverse environmental conditions such as heat and dust.

Machining centre

Assembly-friendly and compactly designed complete solution from igus reliably supplies machining centres with energy.

Loading and unloading facility

Energy supply system saves assembly time in the woodworking and furniture processing industry.

Energy chains in a picking system with 20,000 movements a day

Durable, quiet, low-abrasion, space-saving: these were the high requirements of this warehouse for medicines of Omnicell GmbH for the cable guidance.

Shore power connections

At the Mongstad offshore base, flexible harnessed energy supply systems enable 3,000 shore-power connections per year.

Energy chains in ROMI machining centres

The pre-assembled energy chain reliably supplies machining centres with energy at high travel speeds and in limited installation spaces.

Robotic machining centres

Ready-to-install readychain® systems from igus® reduce assembly times and minimise process costs and errors.

Automation solution

Harnessed energy supply systems ensure reliable automatic loading of machining centres.

Pre-assembled energy chain ensures data transmission in crane construction

In crane construction, the demands on operational safety are particularly high due to the long travels. Expensive stoppages and thus downtimes must be avoided at all costs.

Lifting platforms

readychain® harnessed energy chains from igus enable safe and precise working at a great height as well as faster maintenance.

Robust cable guidance for dynamic Bystronic laser cutting machines

Because of the extremely high demands on dynamics and the high lateral accelerations, the energy chain has to be stable, robust, and not too heavy.

Laser measuring instruments

readychain systems ensure precision in laser measuring devices for rolling mills.

50% more storage space thanks to pre-assembled energy supply systems in an indoor crane

This fully automatic crane system from Kranserive Herz works with pre-assembled plastic energy chains with extremely low clearance height.

Energy chains replace trailing cables on bridge crane in concrete plant

With a completely pre-assembled system from igus®, the installation times could be kept short and a longer production downtime avoided.

Quickly installed energy chain in a Waldrich Coburg gantry milling machine

Pre-assembled energy supply systems for machine tool construction saved several weeks of assembly time in this application.

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