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autoglide 5: Small lane, big effect!

Christian Strauch | 18. February 2022

Why is the autoglide 5 so interesting, especially for short to medium lanes? Explaining this requires some maths: Example: A travel distance of 50 metres with a busbar system compared to 50 metres with the autoglide 5: Busbar system: What is needed? The busbar system itself:                           about 50 euros/metre = 2500 euros! Optical data transmission:                     […]


Four closed energy chains for dirt and chip protection that are guaranteed to work

jhang | 7. February 2022

In harsh environments, cables need to be protected from dust, chips, dirt and other external influences. The best protection is offered by the closed energy chains from igus® – also known as energy tubes or e-tubes. What are closed energy chains? Compared to open energy chains (picture 1), closed energy chains (diagram 2) are completely […]


Conductor line retrofit with autoglide 5

Christian Strauch | 26. January 2022

Storage and retrieval units are often in use for more than 20 years. In the meantime, the units, like all machines, are regularly maintained, inspected, repaired and cleaned in a more or less fixed cycle whereby an electrical or mechanical retrofit is sometimes necessary. The conductor line in the aisle is an important part of […]


Intelligent push/pull force monitoring of energy chains: What to do when the i.Sense EC.P is triggered?

Richard Habering | 17. January 2022

Today we want to look at the operational application of smart plastics’ intelligent push/pull force monitoring. More specifically, ask the question, What to do if i.Sense EC.P has triggered once? What measures are then to be carried out to quickly reactivate the system again?


Why a chainflex guarantee?

Nils Jäger | 25. November 2021

Everyday life can present us with surprises and dangers. That’s why people like to hedge their bets. They can do this with insurances, but guarantees can also help us feel safe. If an unexpected event occurs, someone will help me. That is certainly what many people think and hope for. But we should still take […]