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Bulk Material Handling Solutions & Components | igus®

Reliability in harsh weather conditions

In the field of bulk material handling, bulk material systems must function reliably under rough and dirty working conditions and in harsh weather conditions. We offer plastic components for bulk material technology that can do just that and are particularly characterized by their resilience and long service life. This includes e-chains®, cables and hoses that are used, for example, in bucket wheel excavators, ship loaders, portal scrapers, wagon tippers, conveyor belts, aerial lifts, silos and hoppers.

Advantages of igus® products:

  • Corrosion free
  • Inexpensive, modular design
  • Long service life with low maintenance
  • Resistance to dirt, chemicals and high temperatures
  • Proven, tested material with igus® 36 month guarantee
  • Low weight with high stability
  • TÜV tested

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igus® echain® solutions for bucket-wheel stacker reclaimers

e-chain® cable carriers and readychain® pre-assembled cable carriers

P4.1 series

P4.1 series

  • Travel lengths of 800 m and higher are possible
  • High fill weight of up to 30 kg/m
  • Speeds of up to 10 m/s possible
  • Plastic bearings allow for longer service life

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4040RHD/5050RHD series

E4 bulkhandling

  • Travel lengths of 1,000 m and higher
  • Cable loads of up to 50 kg/m
  • Speeds of up to 6 m/s
  • Various roller types

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Pre-assembled cable carriers


  • Assembly time is reduced by up to 95%
  • Reduction of manufacturing costs
  • Minimal logistics work, no storage space necessary

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Motor cable CFCRANE

Motor cable CFCRANE

  • For highest voltages and outputs
  • Flame-retardant
  • UV resistance
  • Oil resistance

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Guide troughs for long travel gliding

Guide troughs for long travel gliding

  • For long travel applications
  • Very tough and reliable
  • Galvanized steel troughs
  • Aluminum guide troughs

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e-chain®'s for rotational movement

bulkhandling RBR

  • Rotation angle of 540° (on one level)
  • Rotation angle of 900° and more are possible with the igus® MRM
  • Rotation speed of up to 360°/s

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Application examples

Orange Services

Proper installation is essential for the life of your cable carrier, and igus® has a team of dedicated engineers ready to assist you every step of the way. From site inspection, to installation, to complete modernization, our team will ensure the longest possible service life for your cable carrier system. 

Contact us at (800) 521-2747 to discuss your project today!

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Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Stephen Bowman

Industry Manager – Mining - Bulk Material Handling - Construction Machinery


Customer Service:

Monday to Friday from 8 am - 8 pm



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