Tag: Cranes

How can I guide fibre optic cables (FOC) and Ethernet cables on the crane?

Marco Thull | 5. July 2019

With energy chains you can carry energy, data and air, oils or water in one system. The energy chain is thus the most modular guidance system. It is a great challenge for operators of sewage plants, waste incineration plants, cranes, power plants or mines to guide data, energy and hydraulics safely on long travels. High […]

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Which e-chains are most commonly used in crane technology?

Marco Thull | 4. July 2019

The crane technology most commonly uses the e-chains family E4 and the P4 roller energy chain. They comply with standards and can be used universally – more than 30,000 cranes worldwide are equipped with these igus energy chains. Compared to festooning and the busbar system, the e-chains are more energy-efficient, wear-resistant and low-maintenance. 0 0

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What advantages do e-chains have in comparison to busbar systems?

Marco Thull | 4. July 2019

e-chains are virtually maintenance-free and can run for years without any problems. They only require visual inspections to ensure that the system is in a working condition. Busbar systems work in a different way. They consist of components that require regular inspection – including the shoes installed on the pantographs. The problem: To service these […]

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What are the advantages of e-chains compared to festooning?

Marco Thull | 4. July 2019

e-chains are compact and increase plant reliability and productivity. If the chain folds, the upper and lower run reach a height of around 800 millimeters. Cables and hoses are safely guided with interior separators, so that they can  never cross each other and get tangled up together. The risk of cable break: reduced to a […]

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