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Why is the right filling of an energy chain so important?

Beke Nieszytka | 8. July 2019

The arrangement of cables and hoses is very important to the service life of the e-chain system. The use of separators and shelves significantly improves the service life of cables and hoses. The arrangement of the cables themselves also plays a role and has a positive/negative effect, among other things, on the signal transmission, abrasion […]

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How large can be the maximum cable diameter in the energy chain?

Beke Nieszytka | 8. July 2019

To avoid abrasion of the cables, a clearance space between the cable and the chain is recommended. This is based on the inner height of the chain and the diameter of the cable. Generally, the following formula applies: Electrical cables: inner height -10% Hydraulic hoses: inner height -20% Vote Up +1 Vote Down -0You already […]

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What is a strain relief?

Beke Nieszytka | 8. July 2019

A strain relief is a mechanical device to protect flexible electrical cables. By the use of a strain relief the connection between a flexible cable and the end piece are protected against mechanical stress. For this purpose, suitable cables are selected for the application and fastened with clamping elements. The following strain relief solutions are […]

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Why should cables be strain relieved?

Beke Nieszytka | 8. July 2019

Cables that are in motion are compressed and stretched. This is called relative motion. This relative motion must be braced to prevent the cables and inserted connectors, contacts and associated peripherals from being under constant stress. If a tensile force passes through the cable, e.g. directly on a contact, the connections could be damaged. The […]

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How can a readychain be transported?

Beke Nieszytka | 8. July 2019

There are several ways to transport a readychain system.This depends on the length and weight of each harnessed e-chain system. The following possibilities can be implemented: Carton/Package Pallet (normal to oversize) – rolled up as a spiral or in installation position according to length and weight readychain rack Transport rack Drum Wooden box Vote Up […]

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