Energy chain systems not only transport energy, data and media to machinery and equipment. They also have an influence on their energy costs. How much pull and thrust force, in other words drive power, is required at a given speed, to move an energy chain? How light but at the same time sturdy must energy chains be designed so that as little energy as possible is consumed and motors as small as possible including drive control, frequency converter and mechanics are adequate? Modern polymer energy chains and chainflex® cables help in this case to equip and operate machinery in an energy and cost-efficient way.
Saving energy - kind on the wallet and the environment
Smaller motor with less power sufficient
Smaller, cheaper motor control modules sufficient
Possible to make machinery and equipment smaller
How much pull and thrust force, in other words drive power, is required to move an energy chain?
With the right materials and clever design, the energy consumption for moving the energy chain can be drastically reduced, as now proven by current tests and sample calculations in the energy chain and cable laboratory at igus®. igus® e-chains® and chainflex® cables reduce the required drive power by up to 57% and extend the application's service life.
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