This presents a challenge to ports all over the world. The performance of a crane is directly dependent on its electrification system. And that infrastructure must continuously operate without malfunctions seven days a week, 24 hours a day. As there are various power supply options, it can be difficult to make a decision about the right system.
Since the end of 2015, the new igus P41.80Ri rol e-chain with integrated iglidur plain bearings has been in service on the gigantic EMO B.V. ship-to-shore cranes in Rotterdam, one of the largest bulk cargo handling ports in Western Europe. With a trolley drive of over 100m, a travel speed of up to 4m/sec and over 50kg/m fill weight, it is one of the most demanding energy chain applications in the harbour crane sector.