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igus® solutions for the bulk handling and mining industries

Over 50 years of experience

In the area of bulk handling and mining, equipment must function under tough and dirty conditions and work reliably even in bad weather. igus® offers plastic components for bulk handling technology that make this possible and are characterized by their robustness and long service life. These include energy chains, cables and hoses, which are used for example in bucket-wheel excavators, ship loaders, portal scrapers, wagon tipplers, conveyor belts, lifts, silos and funnels. The igus® Installation & Inspection Team  will assist you with the sizing, design, the construction, the project management, the reconstruction, the installation and the commissioning on site.


  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Cost-effective, modular design
  • Durability with low maintenance
  • Resistant to dirt, chemicals and high temperature
  • Proven, tested material with igus® system 36 month guarantee
  • Lightweight and high strength
  • TÜV tested

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Bulk handling  

Browse plastic e-chain® cable carriers

P4.1 series

P4.1 series  

  • Travel lengths of 800 m and higher are possible
  • High fill weight of up to 30 kg/m
  • Speeds of up to 10 m/s possible
  • Plastic bearings allow for longer service life

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4040RHD/5050RHD series

E4 bulkhandling  

  • Travel lengths of 1,000 m and higher
  • Cable loads of up to 50 kg/m
  • Speeds of up to 6 m/s
  • Various roller types for optimum application adaption

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readychain® cable carriers with cables


  • Assembly time is reduced by up to 95%
  • Reduction of manufacturing costs
  • Minimal logistics work, no storage space necessary
  • Procurement optimization - 1 system, 1 part #

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Optimize your e-chain® service life

Engineered Systems banner  

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. Whether a site inspection, an installation, or complete modernization, our installation and inspection services will ensure the longest possible service life for your e-chain® system.

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Application examples

Lignite excavator

For travels of 615m, in operation without failure since 2008

Compared to previously installed festoon systems, the 5050RHD series e-chains® now reduce the required cable lengths and save installation space. The 5050RHD series is used in the large lignite excavator in the Czech Republic.

Learn more about Lignite excavator

Ship unloader

Travel of 441 m and in operation without failure since 2001

Series 5050R e-chains®, CFCrane chainflex® cables and fiber optic cables are used in ship unloaders at a modern coal-fired power plant in Malaysia. All e-chains® are completely equipped with stainless steel guide troughs and withstand weather conditions.

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Conveyor systems

Energy supply under adverse environmental conditions since 2013

igus® energy supply systems (rol e-chain® type 5050RHD, chainflex® cables and Push/Pull Detection System) are used in the conveyor systems in Stade.

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Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Dan Thompson

Product Manager


Customer Service:

Monday to Friday from 8 am - 8 pm