Approx. 377ft cable for 328 ft travel distance
Approx. 9.8ft length for the "cable loops"
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.
Essentially maintenance free operation
Decreased mechanical stress on cables
No additional motors or controls required for long travels
Roller chains allow for a significant reduction in required drive force
Approx. 50% less cable length required
Cables are guided with a defined bending radius at all times
Guide trough secures system from wind effects
Multiple different types of media in the same system – easily add or replace cables
Trolley speeds of up to 32.8ft/s and travel distances of up to 2,600 ft
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.
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.
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