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What are the benefits of service loops?

Tim Schneebeck | 5. July 2019

Service loops can be easily integrated into the system with easy on-site handling. It is the industry standard for such systems and has been in use for decades. Vote Up +0 Vote Down -0You already voted!

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What is a service loop?

Tim Schneebeck | 5. July 2019

A service loop is used to guide cables and hoses in hanging applications e.g. as energy supplyon the top drive. For this purpose, the cables are often cast together in a dress pack. Vote Up +0 Vote Down -0You already voted!

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What are the disadvantages of service loops?

Tim Schneebeck | 5. July 2019

The cables in the service loops have no guidance and do not have a defined bend radius, so they can move and twist inside the hose, resulting in a broken cable in the worst case scenario. In extremely windy conditions, the freely hanging service loop can get caught in the mast, for example, in the […]

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How can I guide energy in deep drilling rigs reliably and safely? What is the alternative to the service loop?

Tim Schneebeck | 5. July 2019

To ensure that cables with large cross-sections and heavy weight can be safely guided in hanging applications, igus has developed the e-loop as an alternative to the service loop. The energy supply system is a round, three-dimensional modular system that can move strain-relieved cables with a defined bend radius. The cables can be used individually […]

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What is the service life of the e-loop?

Tim Schneebeck | 5. July 2019

The e-chains for vertical heavy duty applications in oil, gas, offshore, shore power and civil engineering. The e-loopcombines the advantages of a plastic e-chain with those of a high-tensile Dyneema rope. Ideal for three-dimensional movements. The tensile forces are absorbed by the rope and passed through the mounting brackets into the support structure. As a […]

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