Where are smart plastics used in the port? – igus Blog

Where are smart plastics used in the port?

Richard Habering | 22. September 2021

Where are smart plastics used in the port?

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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 every year, be it in STS cranes, storage and retrieval machines or in gantry robots. In all these areas of application, customers worldwide trust in “chains for cranes®”, the robust and modular energy chain systems from igus.

Where there is deadline pressure and safety must be guaranteed, intelligent concepts in the form of predictive maintenance make the most sense. Whether a new project for Industry 4.0 or efficiency-driven retrofitting – our smart plastics solutions are available as universal kits and can be individually adapted to any plant, as shown in the following figure:

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