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The energy chain in the lane – Part 4

Christian Strauch | 19. March 2020

autoglide 5 with a fibre optic cable instead of a bus cable! As far as I know, fibre optic technology has not yet achieved broad acceptance in material handling and intralogistics, certainly not for dynamic applications such as energy chains. Conventional bus technology presents no problems for cables of 50 metres or less. But what […]


20 years igus rol e-chains

Jens Göbel | 17. March 2020

In 1999 a mile stone was set for igus with the installation of the first igus rol e-chain for a 130m crane travel at a river port in Germany. The integration of roller into the side part of the chain link helped to significantly reduce the coefficient of friction and therefore the energy needed to […]


How can chain-compatible cables extend service intervals?

Beke Nieszytka | 1. October 2019

At some point, you have certainly had to deal with a loose contact. It may have been at home when you were ironing clothes or using your drill.


What are initiator cables and where are they used?

Beke Nieszytka | 16. September 2019

Initiator cables, also referred to as sensor/actuator cables, connect control units and different sensors, or, in the case of reversal of the measurement principle, actuators.


What are the advantages of optimising a moving application?

Beke Nieszytka | 3. September 2019

There are different solutions for making sure an assembly can be handled in a modular way or is reliable in use.