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For years the igus® motto has been "plastics for longer life®". By this we mean the production of innovative plastic products which reduce maintenance work, achieve technical improvements, at the same time as reducing costs and increasing service life, everything delivered immediately from stock.

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Hanging installation

Hanging installation of the energy chain 2400 series

Hanging installation    

Decor

Decor with energy chain 2400 series

Decor    

Glass processing machine

Delivered complete with guide plate ready to install in a glass processing machine.

Glass processing machine    

Turned 90°

Installation turned 90° - 2500 series

Turned 90°    

Roof structure

Thanks to the construction with e-chains® in the thermal spas in Bad Wörishofen, about 100 meters of cable could be saved and the weight of the roof was reduced.

Roof structure    

Elevator in the Post Tower

The previous travelling cables below the elevator cars were exposed to a steady air draft through an enforced ventilation for the smoke detector system and an undesirable sideward movement developed.

Elevator in the Post Tower    

Injection moulding tool

Thee-chain® was installed on an injection moulding tool so thatno additional space is necessary in horizontal direction forthe unreeling movement.

Injection moulding tool    

Multiple hoses

Previously, several individual hoses had to be fastened in the energy supplysystem to prevent them from squeezing each other.

Multiple hoses    

Linear motor axes

Energy supply systems and cables for the highest demands in linear drive technology.

Linear motor axes    

e-chain® for primary clarifier cleaning mechanism

Use of e-chains® in a sewage works.

e-chain® for primary clarifier cleaning mechanism    

Airfield tanker vehicle

Hoses and cables in energy chains of igus® in airfield tank vehicle.

Airfield tanker vehicle    

Circuit board assembler

17 million cycles per year – chainflex® cables for PCB assembly machine.

Circuit board assembler    

Construction machinery and agricultural machinery

Use of energy chains in construction and agricultural machinery.

Construction machinery and agricultural machinery    

CNC machining centres

There are no standard component assemblies with these machining centres, because everything is tailor-made to customers’ specific wishes.

CNC machining centres    

Excavator

Difficult environmental conditions such as dirt, lubricants, steel wool and temperatures between -30° and +50°C in particular make maximum demands on energy chains.

Excavator    

Servo manipulator

The servo manipulator presented here was used for the remote dismantling of a pipework system contaminated by radioactivity

Servo manipulator    

Pipeline welding equipment

With this application, the focus was on high heat resistance.

Pipeline welding equipment    

Bow chain

In customized special purpose machines for model- and mold-making, four different energy supply systems are used due to the high demands and low space requirement.

Bow chain    

Wastewater treatment plant

Due to the high robustness and stability, in a wastewater treatment plant near Saale, the decision was made for an E2/000 e-chain®.

Wastewater treatment plant    

Mobile plasma screen

Mobile plasma screen for presentation of a new Audi model.

Mobile plasma screen    

Research camera

This camera is used to examine the behavior of solids suspended in liquids.

Research camera    

Machining centre

Various media in one energy supply system save money and design space.

Machining centre    

Milking robot

This milking robot can perform its activities around the clock in the open field.

Milking robot    

Asphalting system

An asphalting system prototype that uses a pick&place portal to distribute the material from each batch.

Asphalting system    

Lathe

This lathe can perform complex machining tasks on large work pieces.

Lathe    

Energy chain in large scale wastewater treatment plant

An energy chain of Series 2500 has been in use at the large-scale wastewater treatment plant in Calbe since the beginning of 2008.

Energy chain in large scale wastewater treatment plant    

Scraper bridge in the preliminary settling basin

basic flizz® system reliably supplies the scraper bridge with energy.

Scraper bridge in the preliminary settling basin    

Sample collector

This machine automatically takes samples from a coal conveyor belt.

Sample collector    

Pontoon

The service boats of a wind farm operator are prepared for use at this pontoon in Barrow-in-Furness, Great Britain.

Pontoon    

Production machine

This machine picks up packaging from a thermoforming machine and sets them down on a belt for further processing.

Production machine    

Drive

There was only limited design space available for the new development of a drive for industrial trucks.

Drive    

Punching and bending machine

igus® e-chains® of the type 2480 and 2500 are installed in this servo-controlled punching and bending machine RM-NC with innovative slide positioning unit.

Punching and bending machine    

Welding plant

This plant welds metal sheets and requires a large number of cables and lines for this purpose.

Welding plant    

High-speed camera

Die Highspeed-Kamera „E-Liner CAM“ kann sich mitbis zu 23 Metern pro Sekunde parallel zum Testobjekt bewegen und wird dabei mitbis zu 750 m/s2 beschleunigt.

High-speed camera    

Welding tool

This laser welding tool is used in the production of solar collectors.

Welding tool    

Stripper in the sedimentation tank

The stripper in sedimentation tanks has an important function: It constantly moves backwards and forwards and filters solids out of the water, which is then forwarded for further treatment.

Stripper in the sedimentation tank    

Test station

This test station was developed to test linear drives with variable movements.

Test station    

Labelling machine

This labelling machine takes labels from the stack, applies adhesive and then fixes the labels to the packaging.

Labelling machine    

High frequency welding apparatus

This high-frequency welding apparatus moves in a working area of 8 x 2,5 metres and rotates about 360 degrees.

High frequency welding apparatus    

Production machine

This production machine applies silicon as a seal to casements.

Production machine    

Rotary table

The energy chains used in this rotary table in a robot welding cell before were a long way from fulfilling their task:

Rotary table    

Hydraulic crane

It was very complicated to install or replace hydraulic hoses at this crane.

Hydraulic crane    

The system operates very silent now.

This patient positioning and imaging system is used in the radiotherapy.

The system operates very silent now.    

Automated medicine handling

Preassembled energy supply systems are used in the automated handling of medicines.

Automated medicine handling    

Energy chain in open-air storage facility for alumina production

Design and installation of a roller energy chain for outdoor use on a bauxite stockpile - an environment with extremely harsh ambient conditions.

Energy chain in open-air storage facility for alumina production    

More installation space ... 50% quieter ...

New Generation E2 e-chains ®: E2.1

More installation space ... 50% quieter ...    

1 metre in 2 seconds ...

Open in a flash: e-chain® opener E2.1

1 metre in 2 seconds ...    

Cutting unit

Messer Cutting Systems increases productivity by using igus® e-chains®

Cutting unit    

Automation solution

Automation solution with innovative energy chain arrangement for unmanned shifts in machining centres

Automation solution    
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