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Where are smart plastics used in the port?

Richard Habering | 22. September 2021

Heavy loads, long periods of use, and a wide variety of weather­­conditions – cranes in port facilities must perform at their best. The fields of application include, among others, ship-to-shore cranes, bulk cargo handling cranes, RTGs, RMGs, Goliath cranes, spreaders and reach stackers. In total, more than 25,000 igus energy chains move across long distances […]

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What is so special about smart, or intelligent, rol e-chain® for cranes?

Richard Habering | 22. September 2021

To load and unload the cutting-edge – keyword Triple E-class – container ships, larger STS cranes must be built or existing cranes retrofitted. Container crane availability and dependability requirements are also increasing. For future operations, in addition to using rol e-chains, there is much to recommend self-monitoring systems fitted with sensors . They ensure the greatest possible […]

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How is condition monitoring of the energy supply on container cranes implemented?

Richard Habering | 22. September 2021

More than 25,000 igus energy chains move over long distances every year, whether in STS cranes, storage and retrieval units or linear robots. In all these areas of application, customers around the world rely on the tough, modular igus energy chain systems. In the latest development stage, maintenance-free tribo-polymer plain bearings considerably lengthen service life. In […]

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What is the difference between pivoting and locking connection elements?

Phillip Hagedorn | 6. July 2019

Depending on the application, pivoting or locking mounting brackets are recommended. Pivoting mounting brackets are movable in the connection to the first chain link, which means that here a radius can also be moved. A locking mounting bracket is fixed in the connection to the first chain link, which means that this connection does not […]

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When do I use a fixed version mounting bracket?

Phillip Hagedorn | 6. July 2019

Locking, that is non-movable, mounting brackets are used particularly in hanging and standing applications The locking connection of mounting bracket to the first chain link prevents arching of the energy chain. Vote Up +0 Vote Down -0You already voted!

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