Energy chain systems offer a space-saving alternative for the cable routing on the slewing gear. The chain is guided lying on its side with the help of a round guide trough. In this way, angles of rotation of up to 540 ° and speeds of rotation of up to 360 °/s can be achieved.
The new igus P41.80RI roller chain with integrated iglidur plain bearings has been doing its job on the gigantic ship unloader cranes from EMO B.V. in Rotterdam since the end of 2015. EMO B.V. is one of the largest bulk terminals in Western Europe. With a trolley travel of over 100 m, a travel speed of up to 4 m/sec and an additional load of over 50 kg/m, it is one of the most demanding energy chain applications in the port crane sector.
The e-spool is a chain-based drum application without a slip ring. Ideal for applications and lifting devices that have no space for a collection basket (lift band). The cables routed in the chain are not exposed to tensile stress, which has a positive effect on the service life of the cables.
Just recently I stumbled on this blog post, which promised to finally put an end to the mystery that seems to be iglidur®. What is iglidur? And why are customers willing to spend no less than a fortune on bearings made from this material? To make this clear right away: I have no intention to […]
With the Talking Additive Podcast, 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker offers a stage for innovative providers of 3D printing solutions for the industry. In the current episode, presenter Matt Griffin talks to our colleague and 3D printing specialist Niklas Eutebach about the special features of the self-lubricating iglidur tribofilament and how 3D-printed moving functional parts can […]