Shall it be a little bit more?

Can you imagine that! A pikchain®, mounted on side, axis distance 35 meters and a height of 400 mm for the c-chain? No?
We do! But we have tested it before to be sure! See video.

You see, that this project has nothing to do with our tiny show pikchain®, which we have presented this year during so many trade shows. But the functional principle is absolutely the same.

We combine a slip ring/rotary union with an energy chain, which can now run, endless and continuously and which is connected to the conveyor chain, to say pikchain®. This principle works with small or big chains from igus®, or in this case for size XXL. Basically, any chain from igus can become a c-chain and so an important component for the pikchain®.

Shall it be a little bit more? I mean more information about that XXL pikchain? Just call me or write me an E-Mail. I will be happy to answer your questions.

Who wants to live forever? Answer: The pikchain®

Since 18 months two trade show pikchains® from us are running tirelessly on different national and international trade shows, without any failures and without

considerable wear. Thousands of kilometres have been achieved already.

Who wants to live forever Answer The pikchain®

But: We want to know all the facts and so we did some tests. Result:

1. Our pikchain® machine which is running between Trade Shows also in our laboratory has reached more than 20.000 km, and as already mentioned without failures and without considerable wear.
2. We wanted to know how much a pikchain® link can stand. So we put a much higher accepted load (ten times more) on the middle (most sensitive area) of the pikchain® link and even after 2 Million strokes there is no wear, no cracks, nothing! We will keep on testing.
3. We made a test to evaluate the breaking load. Even with more than 100 times the accepted load the link did not break.

The picture shows the pikchain® running over/under the rear sprocket. This is the moment when the pikchain® experiences the highest load.

The pikchain® lasts (for ever)

Please allow us to vacuum your questions out of your mind

Yes, let’s talk about air, pressure, vacuum and I would like to go back to my previous article: “Vacuum on, vacuum off”.

Again and again I hear the question: I have a pikchain® with for instance 30 suction cups. So, I need also 30 air hoses, right!? But how do I get the 30 hoses in my e-chain® and also in my pikchain®. There is no space for 30 hoses! What can I do?

Basically there are two ways to produce vacuum: Either you produce the vacuum via air pressure and venturi valve or via a vacuum pump which is located outside of the pikchain®

For both cases you may have the question: 30 suction cups = 30 air hoses? The answer is NO!!

You can manage both systems with one single vacuum hose. For that, you need a bus system, an energy supply (cable) (12 to 24 Volt), a couple of slaves and control air valves and/or venturi valves. For detail information, how to install this system and how to run it please call or e-mail me. We love to consult you.

Anyway, you only need one hose together with an intelligent (Bus System) control system. Of course, due to the required vacuum the hoses can be very thick. But even for this problem we have solutions ready for you.

Think about it. The answer is not blowing in the wind!

[forcecaption]pikchain® with many cables/hoses

[forcecaption]pikchain® with 3 cables/hoses