Discharge station for crude metal/scrap metal for production of steel. Earlier metal chain and rubber/elastic cables were used with required accessories for the support (drive rollers, support drums), as identifiable from the photo. Due to the heavy weight of the metal chain, the prevailing dust load as well contamination with lubricants and oils, it was decided to replace the metal chain with a plastic energy chain. Main reason for the rush replacement was the permanently damaged cables in the metal chain, resulting from sharp edges and the continuous solar radiation.
After acceptance of the facility, the following igus® e-chains® and chainflex® cables were proposed by an igus® technician:
e-chains® series: 4040.36.200.0
chainflex® cables: CF35.40.04, CF10.15.04, CF9.15.12, CF310.350.01, CFPE.350.01