Guide cables and hoses safely in limited installation space without rapid fatigue fractures that lead to expensive downtime: an ultimate discipline! The possibilities offered by compact energy chains and highly flexible cables. Building a house in the country, on a 1,000m2 plot: no problem. It gets trickier in a 200m2 small gap in a big […]
News from the smart plastics test laboratory On 11.08.2020 with very warm temperatures (+35°C) outside, BTG and us as well as the EC. PP (positioning system for long travels). entered the hot phase. The system presented in spring 2020 now takes the next major step in readiness towards high volume production. The aim is to […]
The new igus P41.80RI roller chain with integrated iglidur plain bearings has been doing its job on the gigantic ship unloader cranes from EMO B.V. in Rotterdam since the end of 2015. EMO B.V. is one of the largest bulk terminals in Western Europe. With a trolley travel of over 100 m, a travel speed of up to 4 m/sec and an additional load of over 50 kg/m, it is one of the most demanding energy chain applications in the port crane sector.
The advantages of roller chains over conventional cable garland/cable trolley systems are obvious. Let’s take a closer look at the design features of both solutions – in use in harbour crane systems.
Reliable and dynamic cable management is one of the greatest challenges in modern crane technology. Virtually all modes of crane applications are facing intensifying requirements regarding travel distances, speeds and precision.