Tag: Long travel

How do I calculate the chain length for my supply?

Phillip Hagedorn | 7. July 2019

The chain length calculation (only in German) is made for an unsupported or gliding application. Unsupported: If the supply point is outside the centre, the formula for calculating the chain length is as follows: K = π x R + (2 x T) Lk = length of the e-chain S = length of travel S/2 […]

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What exactly is an “application for long travels”?

Marco Thull | 5. July 2019

The principle of gliding application: If the upper run of the energy chain rests on its lower run during the travel, it is called a “gliding application”. If the unsupported length is not sufficient, the gliding application is the best alternative for long travels. For lateral guidance, a guide trough or a guide channel is […]

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What are the things to consider when installing a gliding application?

Marco Thull | 5. July 2019

Almost every application for “long travels” has to be considered individually. As guidelines, a manual on this topic has been provided by igus for free as download . However, we recommend consulting with a service technician to select the right solution for your exact application. With more than 30,000 gliding applications, igus has the necessary […]

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Do energy chains influence the energy efficiency of the entire system over long paths?

Marco Thull | 5. July 2019

Energy chain systems not only transport energy, data and media to machinery and equipment. They also have an influence on their energy costs. How much pull and push force, in other words drive power, is required at a given speed to move an energy chain? How light but at the same time sturdy must energy […]

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of energy chains compared to motorised cable drums, festooning or busbar systems?

Marco Thull | 5. July 2019

What is decisive often is not the pros and cons of the individual systems but if the particular system is the right energy supply for my application in terms of cost, durability and installation space. For example, if you compare only motorised cable drums to energy chains, there is no blanket answer, because in the […]

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