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PO BOX 14349

East Providence

RI 02914

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Mobile SPO (shore power outlet) with the igus® e-chain® reel

move power … protect power … gain flexibility

SPOs (shore power outlet) used to be installed as fixed outlets into the quay, which are limiting the connection range. The e-chain® reel system is a mobile shore power connection system that enables ports to gain the necessary flexibility for different vessel types and sizes.

Motorized e-chain® reel that spools a special igus® energy chain

Special energy chain with roller inserts, attached to the chain becomes the mobile SPO

The e-chain® with mobile SPO can be deployed with existing port equipment or a winch

The e-chain® protects and manage the cable not to lie exposed on the terminal

The system is fully integrated into the overall safety procedure

e-chain® reel
Portable system

Can be connected to any stationary SPO

With hoist for handling heavy cables

Extended length of 164 -197 ft

Permanently installed system

Install mobile SPOs instead of stationary SPOs directly

Also possible in very constricted installation spaces

Extended length of 246-328 ft


Different vessel types can be connected at any time

Expensive medium-voltage cables are protected against abrasion and other outside influences

Easy handling and increased occupational safety: The mobile SPO is driven to the connection point, heavy

Cables do not have to be laboriously dragged to the stationary SPO on the quay

Increased safety, longer service life and lower costs

Develop your terminal for the future. Profit from igus® long standing experience in the maritime sector.

Products used

rol e-chain®

rol e-chain®

Long travels and very high traversing speed
5050HD e-chain®

e-chain® Series 5050HD

High degree of stability and long travels over 656 ft
CFCRANE chainflex®

chainflex® motor cable CFCRANE

For heavy duty applications, indoor and outdoor applications, UV-resistant

The terms "igus", "Apiro", "chainflex", "CFRIP", "conprotect", "CTD", "drylin", "dry-tech", "dryspin", "easy chain", "e-chain", "e-chain systems", "e-ketten", "e-kettensysteme", "e-skin", "e-spool", "flizz", "ibow", "igear", "iglidur", "igubal", "kineKIT", "manus", "motion plastics", "pikchain", "plastics for longer life", "readychain", "readycable", "ReBeL", "speedigus", "triflex", "robolink", "xirodur", and "xiros" are legally protected trademarks of the igus® GmbH/ Cologne in the Federal Republic of Germany and where applicable in some foreign countries.

igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsibushi, NUM,Parker, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention in this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH