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Cable carriers on a mirror telescope

This telescope has been installed on the Canary Island of La Palma and registers the gamma rays that strike the earth from outer space. It has a mirror area of 236 m2. The position at an altitude of 2,200 meters necessitates a high degree of robustness of the components used here against high wind speeds, snow and ice, including increased UV radiation. Here igus® energy chain cable carriers of several different series are used that meet these requirements in the best possible way.


Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, Peter Sawallisch,
München, Germany

cable carriers extreme conditions
weather resistant cable carriers Cable carriers perform optimally in extreme weather conditions
cable carriers for high altitude Different cable carries are used on the telescope

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