Energy supply

Energy chains in hydroelectric power stations: why energy chains are the right choice in hydroelectric power plants

jhang | 10. February 2021

In hydroelectric power plants, systems such as cable trolleys, motor cable drums and busbars are used for the supply of electrical energy. But they are often susceptible to problems and need a lot of maintenance. We have therefore developed a basic flizz system, which works reliably and without problems in continuous operation. Continuous use whatever the weather With the help […]


Measure the tensile force in the energy chain with the aid of cables | i. Sense CF.P

igu-blog-adm | 15. January 2021

What is i. Sense CF.P? The i. Sense CF.P system falls under the category of condition monitoring. The condition monitoring product range at igus goes by the name of i. Sense (derived from the English “I sense”). The area of condition monitoring forms part of the data foundation in the field of smart plastics. CF.P […]


Breakage detection in energy chains with smart plastics EC.B

Richard Habering | 6. January 2021

What is breakage detection (EC.B)? EC.B breakage detection in energy chains is a condition monitoring system. Installing this system allows extremely fast detection of breakage in any link in the e-chain®. This immediate detection of breakage in the energy chain can prevent expensive damage while increasing equipment reliability. Components of an EC.B system? The system […]


What energy chain and the Duracell bunny have in common

pwirth | 10. December 2020

The energy chain just keeps going and going and going … The Duracell bunny and energy chain have been with us for several decades. The pink bunny with the drum became popular with the slogan, “No other battery looks like it. No other battery lasts like it. ” The bunny is still one of the […]


autoglide 5 – perfect use of the busbar system

dklein | 4. December 2020

igus developed autoglide 5 to be a true alternative to busbar systems – for power and data transmission in compact spaces and for fast lane movement. In this article, we explain the disadvantages of the busbar system. We’ll also show you how to improve your technology with the autoglide 5 system. Disadvantages of busbar technology […]