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What a compact cable guidance system on an indoor crane looks like

Jens Göbel | 25. March 2020

What specific advantages does the energy chain have over the classical festooning or cable trolley system in an indoor crane? Increased interior range without obstacles. Unexcelled distances under the entire crane girder. Low chain system installation space necessary on the crane. No cables dangling from the crane girder – greater storage space. Small clearance between the hook and the wall. Longer cable service life. Operating and maintenance costs lower than those of festooning or a cable trolley system. Less susceptibility to errors. No components that require regular lubrication.


Optimised solution for vertical energy supply

Christian Strauch | 24. March 2020

Guidelite ECO: Part 1 For vertical energy supply in intralogistics such as storage and retrieval units, lifters and other lifts, the energy chain is still preferred to the busbar system. The travel or stroke lengths are generally less than 50 metres – usually much less. The question is this: which costs less? Busbar system or […]


The energy chain in the lane – Part 3

Christian Strauch | 18. March 2020

autoglide 5: Scope of delivery The autoglide 5 is a brand new product from igus. It is unclear to what extent the chain is offered. But at the moment we are working on being able to offer the complete package. That means: The autoglide 5 as such: Energy chain type 2400.07.075.0 with autoglide crossbars on […]


Energieketten vs. Festoon

Energy chains or festooning systems?

Marco Thull | 18. March 2020

Reliable and dynamic cable management is one of the greatest challenges in modern crane technology. Virtually all modes of crane applications are facing intensifying requirements regarding travel distances, speeds and precision.


Busbar system or energy chain?

Marco Thull | 18. March 2020

The performance of a crane is directly dependent on its electrification system. With various power supply options available and a range of application requirements to take into consideration, making a choice of which type of system to implement can be difficult. It is crucial to consider the advantages and disadvantages of prospective energy supply systems, […]