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igus® Ltd.

Caswell Road

Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

Steelworks with motion plastics

From steel mills and coke plants, steelworks, foundries and rolling mills to material storage - igus® offers a suitable energy supply solution for all requirements of a modern, integrated steel work.  Extreme conditions such as heat and dust development, high demands on precision, long travels and partly high dynamic movements require individual solutions for every application.
We have the solution for almost every requirement and we entirely dispense with steel and other metals in our materials. Steel systems have already been successfully replaced by energy supply systems made of high-performance polymers due to their exceptional suitability in many heavy-duty areas.

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Top igus® products for steelworks

Energy chain E4.1

e-chain E4.1 For high loads, long unsupported lengths and also for sliding applications.
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e-chain® series 4040HD/5050HD

e-chain 4040HD High tensile stability (20% higher tensile strength than in the series 4040). Standard for long travels.
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e-chain® series 4040R/5050R

rol e-chain® 5050RHD Travels up to 800m possible. Speeds of up to 6 m/s possible
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e-chain® series P4.1

e-chain series P4.1 Travels of more than 1,000m.  Speeds of more than 5m/s.  Low vibration and noise thanks to split profile roller.
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Ready-to-connect energy supplies

readychain Ready-to-install e-chain systems and harnessed cables for your machines. No minimum order quantity, delivery in 1 to 10 days!
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chainflex® cables

chainflex cables For the use in energy chains. Numerous types of cable with different approvals and certificates of conformity.
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Predictive maintenance

Smart plastics enhance the reliability of your steelworks systems.
Intelligent products report the maintenance date during operation and integrate seamlessly into your processes.

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igus® products successfully in use in steelworks

Energy supply at the slab transport crane in Thyssen Krupp's hot rolling mill Secure energy supply during the transport of slabs
In Thyssen Krupp's hot rolling mill in Duisburg, a harnessed readychain energy chain supplies the company BANG's 180t slab transport crane reliably with energy. Tight installation space, resistance to high temperatures and heavy contamination, and a trouble-free operation - the igus® solution fulfils the requirements perfectly and was installed on the crane bridge within a short time.
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Energy supply at the outdoor crane of Corus Rail's steel works Heavy duty for English steel work
At the railway engineering supplier "Corus Rail", igus® energy chains on indoor and outdoor cranes replace former free-hanging festoons. We designed the fully harnessed new energy supply system consisting of strong plastic energy chains, aluminium guide troughs and chainflex cables specifically for dynamic applications in rough, corrosive environments.
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Further information on steelworks

Indoor crane


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The terms "igus", "Apiro", "chainflex", "CFRIP", "conprotect", "CTD", "drylin", "dry-tech", "dryspin", "easy chain", "e-chain", "e-chain systems", "e-ketten", "e-kettensysteme", "e-skin", "e-spool", "flizz", "ibow", "igear", "iglidur", "igubal", "igutex", "kineKIT", "manus", "motion plastics", "pikchain", "readychain", "readycable", "ReBeL", "speedigus", "triflex", "robolink", "xirodur", and "xiros" are legally protected trademarks of the igus® GmbH/ Cologne in the Federal Republic of Germany and where applicable in some foreign countries.

igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsubishi, NUM,Parker, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention on this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH