igus® e-chains® are already in use today in tens of thousands of applications – They guide and protect cables and hoses on oil platforms, in steel mills and in other heavy machinery. They have a modular design and are therefore easy to install. They are media-friendly and suitable for large, heavy and stiff cables and hoses. Our e-chains® withstand hot chips with temperatures up to +1,562° F.
Many arguments speak for the use of energy chains of high-performance plastics for moving applications, particularly in the heavy-duty area.
A stable e-chain® that can be opened on both sides with a 350 mm inner height, for fill weights of up to 403.2 lb/ft. Maintenance-free – no greases and oils necessary on the joints in operation.
Roll instead of glide: substantial reduction of drive power to less than 25% for movement of the e-chain®. Travel distances up to 2,625 ft and speeds up to 19.7 ft/s possible
Ideal for rotational movements with high fill weights and in restricted spaces Thanks to add-on modules the angles of rotation can be extended "virtually" indefinitely.
Safe interior separation of the e-chain® with extremely heavy or stiff cables, e.g. hydraulic hoses. As a result, pull-out strength increases to 177%.
From the simple cable to the complex e-chain system®. Quantities from 1 to high-volume deliveries. Worldwide service
A total of 403 chainflex® cables have been awarded the DNV-GL certificate and can therefore be used on ships and in offshore applications without any time-consuming and cost-intensive special approval procedures.
Single-core light-weight motor cable for use on very long travel distances With a guaranteed service life of 36 months or 10 million double strokes. *
igus® operates the largest test laboratory in its industry, with test setups for energy chains, highly flexible cables, plastic bearings as well as plain bearings, ball bearings and linear bearings, lead screw drives, bar stock, etc.
Reduce your costs for the realization of energy supply systems. We offer tailored solutions for challenging applications worldwide.
Cable Carrier on vertical boom for semi-submersible platform.
The dismantling of a nuclear power plant with a zigzag chain.
Steel construction for a spreader in a lime plant utilizes cable carrier systems
Coal bulk handling with a covered energy chain system.
Power supply for the transportation of coal to a dump, using cable carriers.
Ventilation system in underground storage at a power plant with heavy duty cable carriers
Three energy chains cable carriers that have been in operation 24 hours a day for more than 4 years in a brick plant.
High temperature, high speed, heavy weight load, and dusty environment is no challenge for igus® cable carriers.
High dirt accumulation during oxide removal of rails to be milled.
energy chains Cable Carriers in an aluminum plant - operating for 9 years problem-free, with a travel length of 203 ft, and speed of .98 ft/s.
Cable Carriers on a ventilation machine in a lime plant.
An energy chain at a fertilizer plant that has been in operation since 1998
Heating plant utilizes the heavy duty cable carriers by igus®
A 72 ft travel cable carrier system
A large crane with travels up to 2,625 ft with the use of igus® cable carrier systems.
energy chain with chainflex® cables in a truck-washing facility with fine road dust and gravel/mud debris.
Cable carrier performs in high temperature, high speed and dusty environment.
Power plant supply for dredger excavator in a coal dump.
Long travel bulk material handling application.
Crane with a travel of 63.9 ft and speeds reaching 196 ft/min.
Shipyard refueling point for cargo ships utilizes cable carriers.
Crane, heavy dust, high speed.