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e-loop® | modular e-chain® cable carrier

An alternative to service loops

For the cable guidance in top drive systems of drilling rigs, manufacturers and operators have so far been using so-called "service loops". However, these often create problems. The cables have no guidance, no defined bend radius, can slip in the service loop and in the worst case, break. In extremely windy conditions, the freely hanging service loop can get caught in the mast or on the sensors as well as the lighting system and be critically damaged. Replacement of the entire cable package is necessary.
 

Advantages of e-loop®

  • Modular e-loop® can open & close when needed for easy maintenance
  • Everything individually replaceable
  • Cable-friendly two-chamber interior separation design
  • Protects against impact due to robust PU outer body
  • Offers operational reliability due to secondary locking tension of all bolted connections
  • Special mounting brackets for quick, easy installation
  • Dirt and weather-resistant
  • 36 month e-chain® cable carrier guarantee

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NEW: e-loop® for Top-Drive-applications

The new e-loop®  ELP.TD.300 is a four-part design for hanging top drive applications. Cables in hanging top drive applications are protected and routed safely. Lines can be easily filled through the opening on the side. 

Request e-loop® as an alternative to the service loop

Dynamic, crossbars every link:

Part No.Inner ØOuter ØBend radiusWeight 
ELP.TD.300.*230 mm300 mm500 mm≈ 18kg/m Request
ELP.220.01.D150 mm220 mm380 mm≈ 18kg/m Request
ELP.300.01.D230 mm300 mm500 mm≈ 22kg/m Request
ELP.430.01.D3600 mm430 mm625 mm≈ 32.4kg/m Request
Static, crossbars every other link:
 
Part No.Inner ØOuter ØBend radiusWeight 
ELP.220.01.S150 mm220 mm175 mm≈ 11kg/m Request
ELP.300.01.S230 mm300 mm210 mm≈ 13kg/m Request

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cable guidance in vertical drilling rigs

e-loop cable guidance in vertical drilling rigs

A new alternative to the service loops on vertical drilling rigs offers longer service life under extreme environmental conditions.

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Application solutions with e-loop®

Application solutions with the e-loop®

This white paper outlines various use cases such applications as bucket wheel excavators, ship unloaders, and offshore wind turbines.

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Installation instructions e-loop®

Installation instructions e-loop

Find out in these installation instructions how to assemble the e-loop® with and without cables.
 

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Structure of the e-loop®

 As an alternative to the service loop, the e-loop® combines the advantages of a polymer e-chain® with those of a Dyneema rope that possesses high tensile strength.Ideal for  three-dimensional movements. The tensile forces are absorbed by the rope and passed through the mounting brackets into the support structure. As a result, the cables are completely free of strain. The modular e-loop® made of high-performance plastics ensures a defined bend radius of the cables and withstands vibrations and shocks.

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We can assist you with a turnkey, fully assembled solutions or answer any questions you may have with a custom project. 

Jason Freed
Industry Manager - Oil & Gas, Offshore and Shipbuilding
(281) 413-9546

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e-loop® questions and benefits

  • Q: What alternative is there to service loops and umbilical's?

    A: igus® has developed the e-loop® as an alternative to the service loop so that cables with large cross sections and heavy weights can be guided safely in hanging applications. The energy supply system is a round, three-dimensional modular system that can move strain-relieved cables with a defined bend radius. The cables can be used individually and replaced in case of maintenance. The chain links are also replaceable at any time.

  • Q: How does the e-loop® absorb forces that act on it?

    A: The new energy supply system from igus® is built around a high-strength plastic rope that absorbs the tensile forces of the cables. The rope is composed of a synthetic plastic fiber and is therefore shatter-proof, weather-resistant, flexible and corrosion-free.

  • Q: How can I exchange the cables in the e-loop®?

    A: Unhook, lay down, unscrew, exchange cable(s), screw shut, remount. That's all it takes regarding maintenance thanks to the simple modular setup of the e-chain®. For the rarest of cases you should always have a replacement chain at hand to avoid downtime.

  • Q: How does igus® deliver the e-loop® and how is it installed?

    A: igus® delivers the e-loop® in the way that you prefer: either completely assembled or fully harnessed, on a drum or on a pallet. There is a defined thread at the end of the e-loop® for additional mounting. Our installation team is happy to take care of the assembly.

  • Q: How are components prevented from falling down?

    A: The individual chain links are all secured with screw connections, so that no component can fall down.

Benefits

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    Tech up

    • Modular system, easy to open
    • No loose parts with optional screw lock
    • Maximum cable/hose outer diameter up to 76mm or 500mm bend radius
    • Protects against impact due to robust PU outer body
    • Offers operational reliability due to secondary locking tension of all bolted connections
    • Resistant to dirt
    • An optional "drop safe" version is also available, with additional screw locking - as well as a stainless steel version
    • Weather-resistant
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    Cost down

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     Proof

    • Permitted 50kN operating load of the plastic rope
    • Resistance to vibration and weather tested in the laboratory
    • Shock-resistant and shatter-proof
    • Structure of the e-loop is "Drop Safe" due to double screw locking of the parts
    • Design based on the standard e-loop®, which has already demonstrated its resistance to weathering and vibration at 150,000DH
    • Protects against impact due to robust PU outer body
    • Delivery time from 6 weeks
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     Sustainability

    • Have your e-chain® recycled at the end of its life cycle with the igus chainge recycling program. No matter what manufacturer.
    • igus® has been an investor in Mura Technology from the beginning and is helping advance chemical recycling. From plastic waste to crude oil in 20 minutes.


The e-loop® can be used in the following branches of industry:


Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

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Jason Freed

Industry Manager - Oil & Gas, Offshore and Shipbuilding

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