To replace the previously used service loop in the Canadian conveyor system, the system operator finally decided on an e-loop from igus
. The modular energy chain system is designed for cable guidance in suspended and 3-dimensional applications. A pull rope inside the chain relieves the strain on all cables and protects them from the tensile forces that occur when the top drive moves up and down in the system. However, the system operator benefits in terms of availability and maintenance costs, in particular from the high weather resistance and robustness of the energy chain, which easily withstands vibrations and impacts. Even a major practical test - a snowstorm - has already been mastered by the e-loop without any problems.