Tag: Energy chain

Is energy harvesting only used in the consumer goods sector?

Richard Habering | 8. September 2021

Of course, the first applications of energy harvesting to become known to a wider audience are in the consumer goods sector. Here, for example, there are already self-charging backpacks or wristwatches. But energy harvesting is not only playing an increasingly important role there. In the latest version of the igus P4HD rol e-chain, service life has again […]

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What is energy harvesting?

Richard Habering | 8. September 2021

Where there is movement and friction, there is also energy. Harnessing this energy is the basic principle of “energy harvesting”. Energy harvesting eliminates the need for cables to supply power or recharge batteries in mobile devices. Vibrations in devices, machines, or buildings, or temperature differences between tubes, cables, radiators, or valves and the environment can […]

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How long is the service life of a plastic energy chain

Marco Thull | 8. July 2019

The service life of an energy chain depends on many factors, including the fill weight, the dynamic values, the length of the travel and the technical environment – as well as the external influences of dirt and contamination. In order to calculate an exact service life, igus has developed a service life calculator . The […]

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What class of conductor is the most durable for energy chain applications?

igu-blog-adm | 5. July 2019

A general answer cannot be given to this question. Experience shows that, for durable, highly flexible cables, general information on the class of conductor cannot be provided. In principle, higher conductor classes are appropriate for dynamic cables (Class 5, Class 6). However, thin wires tend to lead to worse results as very fine wires become […]

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