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The materials from which energy chains are manufactured must withstand a great deal: compressive load and tensile strain, abrasion resistance, excellent toughness, high modulus of elasticity, high stability at high and low temperatures, suitable for outdoor use. To ensure this, igus energy chains are made from the high-performance polymer igumid. Numerous application examples, from refrigerator blocks to steel mills, prove this.
Legend:++ = resistant | + = conditionally resistant | - = non-resistant | Sat. aq. sol. = saturated aqueous solution
|Formic acid (aqueous)||2||+||++|
|Boric acid (aqueous)||10||++||+|
|Calcium chloride (aqueous)||Sat. aq. sol.||++||++|
|Chlorine water||Sat. aq. sol.||-||-|
|Chromic acid (aqueous)||1||+||-|
|Greases, cooking fat||++||++|
|Potassium carbonate (aqueous)||60||++||++|
|Potassium sulphate (aqueous)||100||++||++|
|Sodium carbonate (aqueous)||50||++||++|
|Oil, lubricating oil||++||++|
|Polyester resins (with styrene)||++||++|
|Ink, printing ink||++||++|
|Zinc sulphate (aqueous)||10||++||-|
Discover the winners of the 2022 vector award with their innovative applications:
LOXIN chose motion plastic specialist igus, whose triflex range carried the right solution. These hose-like protective cages made of wear-resistant plastic follow even the most extreme 3D movements of industrial robots. The cables are protected against mechanical stress due to tensile load, torsion and expansion.
Compared to the previously installed festoon systems, e-chain systems of the 5050RHD series reduce the necessary cable lengths and the installation space needed. The 5050RHD series is used in the large lignite excavator in the Czech Republic. The travels amount to 615m.
Beyer Maschinenbau GmbH was looking for an energy supply system that provides the stability and durability needed in its machines for the beverage industry. The E4.1L energy supply system from igus meets more than these requirements. Due to its design, it is easy to fill and assemble while being cable-friendly at the same time. It therefore shortens assembly times and ensures long-lasting cables.
Thanks to a Kanban procedure, the customer receives the ready-to-install energy chain systems just-in-time at the installation location, as a result of which installation times are reduced and parts do not have to be stored.
An automotive supplier from Austria relies on igus smart plastics for these assembly lines in order to increase dependability and implement predictive maintenance.
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Every year, 3,000 e-chain tests are performed in order to ensure that they can withstand the hardest of conditions.