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igus® Ltd.

Caswell Road

Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

motion plastics for bulk handling technology

Over 50 years of experience

In the area of bulk handling, equipment must function under tough, dirty conditions and continuously work reliably, even in bad weather. igus® offers polymer components for bulk handling which make that possible. These are characterised by their robustness and long service life. These include energy chains, cables and hoses that are used, e.g. in bucket wheel excavators, ship loaders, portal scrapers, wagon tipplers, conveyor belts, lifts, silos and funnels. 

The igus® Project Engineering Team will assist you!
If you need help with the sizing, design, construction, project management, reconstruction, installation and commissioning on site, contact us!

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New products in 2021

The alternative to the service loop

Modular e-loop energy chain system

▲ Tech up
  • Modular system, easy to open
  • No lost parts due to optional screw lock
  • Protects against impact due to robust PU outer body
▼ Cost down
  • Easy maintenance
  • Mounting brackets for easy and fast installation

Find out more about the e-loop

Complete system for long travels, aluminium or galvanised steel

Heavy-duty filament fabric bushings

Electrically conductive tribo-tape

Curious about more innovations? You can find the news overview here.

Suitable products for equipment in bulk handling

Energy chains and ready-to-connect energy supplies

P4.1 series

e-chains® P4.1 series

  • Travel lengths of 800 m and more are possible
  • High fill weight of up to 30 kg/m
  • Speeds of up to 10 m/s possible
  • Longer service life due to maintenance-free tribo-polymer plain bearings

Series 4040RHD/5050RHD

e-chains® series 4040RHD/5050RHD

  • Travel lengths of 1000 m and more are possible
  • Cable loads of up to 50 kg/m are possible
  • Speeds of up to 6 m/s possible
  • Various roller types for optimum application adaption

Harnessed energy supply systems

Energy supply systems ready for connection

  • Procurement optimisation: one system, one part number
  • Save time: 95% less harnessing time
  • Reduce assembly time: less machine downtime

chainflex cables

Motor cable CFCRANE

Motor cable CFCRANE

  • For highest voltages and outputs
  • Flame-retardant
  • UV resistance
  • Oil resistance

CFLG.LB fibre optic cable

CFLG.LB fibre optic cable

  • For heaviest-duty applications with 5 x d
  • Outer jacket: TPE
  • Gliding application (horizontal) of 400 m and more
  • UV resistance

Pneumatic hoses

Pneumatic hoses

  • Abrasion-resistant
  • Oil-resistant
  • Coolant-resistant
  • Halogen-free

Guide troughs and rotating energy supplies

Steel guide trough

Steel guide trough

  • For long travel applications
  • Very tough and reliable
  • For extreme loads

Rotating energy supplies

Rotating energy supplies

  • Rotation angle of 540° (on one level)
  • Rotation angle of 900° and more are possible with the igus® MRM
  • Rotation speed of up to 360°/s

Real-world examples

Further information

Engineering service

From the first sketch to installation and on-site commissioning

Installation service

Installation of energy chains with all components, with guarantee

Long travels

Discover more about energy chain systems for long travels


I would be happy to answer your questions personally

Shipping and consultation

In person:

Monday to Friday from 8am - 8pm.