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Cranes

Goodbye to space problems: how to guide cables in limited installation spaces

Marco Thull | 1. September 2020

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 […]

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Test, test, test. Millimetre-precise position accuracy for long travels

Richard Habering | 14. August 2020

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 […]

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Endurance test for the latest P4 generation, P41.80RI roller e-chain on ship unloader crane at EMO B.V.

Jens Göbel | 15. July 2020

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.

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Roller energy chain as alternative to cable garland/cable trolley system

Theo Diehl | 1. April 2020

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.

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Energieketten vs. Festoon

Energy chains or festooning systems?

Marco Thull | 18. March 2020

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.

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