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Energy chains for cranes from igus®

New from April 2020

HS glide bar

Abrasion-optimised high-speed glide bar

▲ Tech up

  • Five times the abrasion resistance thanks to tribologically optimised material
  • For particularly fast, gliding applications
▼ Cost down
  • More durable at the same price
  • Significantly lower maintenance

More information about the HS glide bar

chainfix clamps for strain relief

▲ Tech up

  • 3.5 times higher force absorption than standard clamps
  • Painted steel or stainless steel
  • For two different C rail sizes
▼ Cost down
  • Cost-effective standard component
  • Easy to retrofit

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Motor cables now with higher temperature approval

▲ Tech up

  • 12.5% more temperature-resistant with higher UL temperature
  • 30% lower permittivity than motor cables with PVC insulation
▼ Cost down
  • Small installation spaces possible
  • 36-month guarantee

More information about chainflex motor cables

EC.PR protection for travels of up to 1,000m

▲ Tech up

  • Position-dependent reduction of maximum push/pull force limits at which the system is shut down – freely defined for each point along the travel
▼ Cost down
  • Avoid unplanned repair efforts, e.g. at a stacker reclaimer for a replacement

More information about isense EC. PR

EC.PP trough-integrated path measurement system

▲ Tech up

  • Path measurement system for connection to the position-dependent push/pull measuring system EC. PR
  • Usable as a primary trolley positioning system - eliminates the need for a second measuring system.
▼ Cost down
  • On average, four person days of installation time saved because the second measurement system is eliminated

More information about isense EC. PP

Service life monitoring for all e-chain installation types

▲ Tech up

  • New sensors allow measurement of percentage pin/bore connection abrasion levels
  • Designed especially for unsupported and roller chain applications
▼ Cost down
  • Cost reduction through clear measurement of the service life of the product

More information about service life monitoring

Durable products for crane technology

Guide trough

Energy supply P4.1 with wear sensors

  • Long service life due to maintenance-free tribopolymer plain bearings in conjunction with the chain links
  • Long travels of up to 800 m
  • Speeds of up to 5 m/s
  • Can be equipped with wear sensors

isense energy chain control system

isense energy chain control system

  • Energy supplies and cables recognise their maintenance needs
  • The plant's status can be called up online
  • Maintenance messages straight to your smartphone
  • Automatic ordering of spare parts an option

Guide trough

Guide trough

  • Available in stainless steel (304)1.4301 and (316)1.4404
  • Available in aluminium for seawater resistance according to EN6060 and weight reduction

Floating moving end FTA 3500

Floating moving end FTA 3500

  • Acts as compensation in the case of long travels 
  • Small, lightweight and cost-effective
  • Compatible with PPDS basic evaluation unit
  • Can be deployed with a range of energy supplies

Tested for real-world applications in the industry's largest test laboratory

View into the chainflex® and e-chain® test laboratory Take a look into out chainflex® and e-chain® test laboratory, where tests are run with 10 billion cycles each year.
Long travels in field test In the case of long travels, e-chains® are subjected to field testing with the help of sensors.

System comparison

Energy chain systems instead of festooning, motor cable drums and busbars

Energy chain systems instead of motor cable drums

Energy chain systems instead of motor cable drums

No slip ring on long travels. Guide all media safely in one system. Travels up to 1,000m.

Energy chain systems instead of busbars

Energy chain systems instead of busbars

Guide data, energy, fluids and air fail-safe in one energy chain system. For narrow compact spaces and fast movement in lanes.  

Energy chains systems instead of festooning

Energy chains systems instead of festooning

Guide cables and energy chains in a protected and safe way in wind and fluctuating temperatures. That way, downtimes can be reduced.

igus® products being successfully used in cranes

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