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Cable Carriers on a Large Binocular Telescope

After its completion, this giant telescope in Arizona will look deep into our universe; the two main mirrors each have diameter of 8,4 meters. To compensate the rotary motion of the telescope, two igus® energy chain cable carriers are integrated: 1. The 380 series from the E4/00 family for the telescope’s rotation about the horizontal axis. 2. A multidimensional flexible triflex® R cable carrier, which hangs downward 25 metres and guides the highly sensitive optical cables without any voltage.


Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, Frank Dionies,
Potsdam, Germany

cable carrier for telescop rotary motion cables are guided by cable carriers
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