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Energy chains

How igus gets maximum service life from energy chains

jhang | 20. October 2020

Many manufacturers design their products in such a way that they give up the ghost early. Planned obsolescence is the name of this trickery. Why igus is pursuing a different strategy.      Quickly print out the spaghetti recipe for the culinary evening with friends. But then the cry to the heavens: the printer no longer […]

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Zig-Zag on the EOT crane – the somewhat different cable routing for lifting applications

Jens Göbel | 13. August 2020

For many lifting applications, a compact and space-saving solution is extremely important. However, the more cables have to be routed together in a system and the longer the lifting height, the less the choice of possible solutions. When the already presented liftband or e-spool reach their technical limits, the only thing left is the so-called zig-zag installation method.

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Compact cable guidance for slewing gear on indoor / EOT cranes

Jens Göbel | 28. July 2020

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.

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Scara solution: From the idea to the product. Episode 1

Marius Glaue | 21. July 2020

Status Quo CW29 2020 In this blog series we would like to show you how we develop a new product. The end of this series is still completely open at the time I write these lines or you read these lines. Perhaps we will end up with no new product at all and fail halfway […]

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Endurance test for the latest P4 generation, P41.80RI roller e-chain on ship unloader crane at EMO B.V.

Jens Göbel | 15. July 2020

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.

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