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. e-chain® cable carriers are ideal for industries such as port and terminal cranes, oil and gas and shorepower, as well as various applications for various cranes such as bulkhandling, reachstacker, STS, RTG/RMG, and indoor cranes. Browse all crane applications.
In the solution with cable carriers, the cables are fed into the e-chain in the middle of the travel. The e-chain is pushed or pulled to halfway.
In a cable trolley system, the cables are attached at the end of the travel and the cable loops are pulled all the way by the trolley.
-About 50% less cable (52m cable length with centre-fed installations and approx. 100m travel)
-Approx. 800mm system height
-About 10% less structural steel (for the cable festoon)
No cable festoon required.
Rolling energy chains can be operated at a speed of over 600m/min. and with over 2m/sec.2 acceleration.
Cables are safely routed in the energy chain and cannot get caught anywhere.
-Approx. 115m cable (115% travel length) for 100m travel
-About 3,500mm length for the "cable loops", system height approx. 5,000mm
Cable festoon is required
Cable trolley systems reach their limits at speeds of 240m/min. and accelerations of more than 0.8m/sec.2
Cables hang uncontrollably and may get caught in the crane structure (e.g. by wind).
Very high stability. High tensile stability (20% higher tensile strength than in 4040 series). Standard for long travels.
Travels of more than 1,000m. Speeds of more than 5m/s. Low vibration and noise thanks to split profile roller
Defects are detected before they occur, unscheduled downtime and failures are avoided.
Proper installation is essential for the life of your cable carrier, and igus® has a team of dedicated engineers ready to assist you every step of the way. From site inspection, to installation, to complete modernization and even training, our team will ensure the longest possible service life for your cable carrier system.
Contact us at (800) 521-2747 to discuss your project today!