On festoon systems, cables hang free and loose, exposed to the wind and weather. Unprotected, they can swing freely and become tangled, leading to costly maintenance efforts. Festoons typically require regular maintenance operations to lubricate the cable trolleys, and long travels can require motor and control systems. igus® offers a secure and modular alternative that allows you to save cables and avoid downtime.
Festoon: Festoon systems require wheel greasing, maintaining shock cords and bearings and other parts marked for wear.
igus® e-chain system®: Rol e-chain® is virtually maintenance free. Only a visual inspection is needed. No parts are marked for wear.
Approx. 377ft cable for 328 ft travel distance
Approx. 9.8ft length for the "cable loops"
50% less cable (170ft cable with center feed!)
Approx. 2.6ft system height
Less steel construction required
Cables hang uncontrollably and can get caught in the crane structure (e.g. due to wind).
Cables are securely guided in the e-chain® and cannot get caught at any point.
Cables are clamped in bunches at each trolley, making replacement or addition of cables a time consuming process.
igus® e-chain system®: Cables are securely clamped at each end of the energy chain®, and can be easily released individually for exchange or replacement.