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"E2 E-Tube" applications

Since igus® launched the snap-open and (two-piece) E-Tube in the mid 80s, many additional parts and innovations have supplemented the product range. E-Tubes are applicable in areas with hot chips, dirt and dust generated by wood processing, steel works, pulp, textiles, agriculture and coal industry, and many other adverse environmental conditions. Select the cost-efficient, alternative Series R100 for applications with slow and medium speeds. Series R for higher speeds.

Typical industrial sectors and applications:

General machines, material transport, construction machines, long travels in many industrial sectors, semiconductor, ESD versions, theater and entertainment industry, vehicles.

E2 tubes in an area with hot chips in a machine tool

 

U-shaped support of the E-Tube at high lateral acceleration

 
Series R68 in an apple sorting facility, in continuous contact with humidity and dust.

Series R68 in an apple sorting facility, in continuous contact with humidity and dust.

 
igus® energy tube in standing application, support of the 1st chain link - Series R68

Standing application, support of the 1st chain link - Series R68

 
igus® energy tube Series R58 directly in the chip area of a machine tool

igus® energy tube Series R58 directly in the chip area of a machine tool

 
igus® energy tube Series R68 mounted on the side

igus® energy tube Series R68 mounted on the side

 

E-Tube of the R type series are also best suited for small installation spaces and high speed. Ready assembled here with hydraulic cables and mounting parts

 

E2 E-Tube unsupported installation on the side in the chip area

 

Helicopter hangar for ships

Telescope type deploying and retracting of a hangar at sea.

Helicopter hangar for ships    

Wood processing
machine

These applications are dependent on a compact energy supply system, for which the accumulating wood chips do not matter.

Wood processing machine    

Road construction

An asphalt finisher applies hot and cold bitumen mixtures. The e-chain® supplies the front area of the vehicle and is exposed to extreme dirt.

Road construction    

Streetcar switches

The applied material repels chips with temperatures up to 850° C without leaving a trace.

Streetcar switches    

Flat motorbike

This motorbike prototype has been designed extremely flat to keep consumption as low as possible.

Flat motorbike    

Milling machine

Another great project with five students is under way at the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb), Technical University of Munich.

Milling machine    
Further interesting applications from extremely diverse areas can be found here.