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Heavy plastics - applications in composting systems and waste incineration plants

40 years' experience

igus® is a specialist in the area of plastic research and can look back on 40 years of experience here. Specially developed high-performance plastics enable the use of igus® e-chain® systems in almost all application areas. Damp, dirt, chips, heat, cold, we have the solution for every requirement and do not use any steel or other metals in our e-chain® materials. In an increasing number of heavy duty areas, steel systems are being successfully replaced by igus® plastic e-chains® due to their exceptional suitability.
State your requirements and we fulfil them:


Cost-efficient, modular design

Long life at minimum maintenance costs

Resistance against dirt, chemicals and high temperatures

Proven, tested material with igus® system guarantee

Low weight with high stability

TÜV certified

That is only a few points that we consider when selecting and designing your "heavy-duty system". See all the things for yourself that are possible in the heavy-duty area with igus® - plastics for longer life®.

Updates for composting plants

Quiet, fast, low wear, durable …

Reduce drive power for moving energy chains - with the E4.1 standard kit – E4.1 Rol e-chain®

guidelite Plus

Made from 100% plastic, therefore light and low cost. Media and chemical resistant plus corrosion free. Very quick and easy to assemble.


The EMA system is an electronic diagnostic tool

divisible separators

To fill the e-chains® more easily and more effectively,

UL-verified 36 month guarantee

UL-verified 36 month guarantee

... 400 x new.

Now choose from 7 quality levels and over 3200 drive cables with guaranteed service life

Roller cable carriers for a composting plant

These roller cable carriers and chainflex® cables operate despite extreme conditions in this compost plant

Waste incineration plant

Temperature and humidity may change throughout the year, but the energy supply will work reliably and consistently.

Hall cranes

Reliable energy supply for crane and gantry travel in waste sorting operations.

Waste incineration plant

An energy chain cable carrier operates in this waste incineration plant despite extreme dirt accumulation.

Thermal application

igus® roller chain in power plant application

Stirring unit

Plastic bearings remain corrosion-free even in stirring unit in liquid biogas plant

More examples for difficult and extreme applications

Norway. Upright application for Aker Kværner Maritime Hydraulics AS.
Pre-assembled for the semi-submersible platform West Edrill.

Germany. Decommissioning Karlsruhe research reactor. The dismantling of a nuclear power plant with a zigzag chain.

Czech Republic. Lhoist a.s. modular principle steel construction in lime works.

Czech Republic. Enclosed e-chain system® directly on coal conveyor.

Czech Republic. Porici company CEZ a.s. power supply for coal transportation.

Czech Republic. Ventilation machine in underground storage facility of a power station.

Midland Bricks in Australia is the largest brick manufacturer in the world! Three e-chains® have been in operation round the clock since 2003 and still look the same as on the first day.

Maanshan steel and ironworks: High temperatures, large loads, a lot of dust and high speed.

voestalpine Stahl Donawitz: High level of dirt during descaling of the rails to be milled.

aluminum works

Slovakia, aluminium works. Error-free operation for 9 years. Distance 203 ft, speed 0,98 ft/s.

Czech Republic. Ventilation machine in lime works.

scraper for fertilizer

Germany. BASF in Ludwigshafen, scraper for fertilizer, since 1998, e-chain®: 4040-32-250-0

Austria, Niklasdorf, ABV, district heating plant


RTG in India, distance: 72 feet, e-chain®: 5050-30-550-0, customer: Kalmar, for ATM

Plaster dust

Quayside crane

Quayside crane with igus® e-chain systems®. Long distances up to 2,625 ft are possible.

Norway: e-chain® with chainflex® in a truck wash. In contact daily with street dust and mud. chainflex® cables perform exceedingly well.

Shagang, steel and ironworks in China. High temperatures, high speeds, heavy dust.

Czech Republic. CEZ a.s. modular system for supplying power to a coal excavator.

Long distance in a bulk goods storage facility

Crane builder

Crane builder Noell in Panama. Application: RTG; distance: 64 ft; up to 197 ft/min.

Czech Republic. Shipyard Kresice-Loubi; refuelling point for cargo ships.

Compost mud

Meishan steel and iron works, Nanjing in China. Crane, heavy dust, high tempo.

Further interesting applications from extremely diverse areas can be found here.