Telescopic work platforms and cherry pickers offer little space for safe energy supply, so users like to use energy chains made of high-performance plastics or plastic-steel hybrid energy chains from igus to protect their over-taxed cables and hoses.
igus spare parts for guidance, transmission and bearing systems in telescopic lifting work platforms such as energy chains or drag chains, cables and supply lines as well as plastic plain bearings, linear bearings or sliding plates meet the harsh conditions of outdoor and permanently stressed devices.
As energy chains can do without screws, there are no loose or lost parts due to vibrations. No rusting and jamming, because of plastic. Openable at any point you like and assemble in minutes. Cables with high UV resistance, designed for continuous dynamic use in energy chains with a guarantee of 36 months. No greasing and regreasing of bearing points, because igus® plain and linear bearings as well as sliding plates are completely maintenance-free and lubrication-free.
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Almost 50% less weight than a pure steel chain
50% longer unsupported length than comparable polymer chain
Easy installation: polymer outer links with flange for easy assembly of chain links
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UL voltage of 300V doubled to 600V
Can be laid directly next to cables with the same voltage level
Need for additional separating elements between the cables in the chain eliminated, reducing costs by €2.10/m
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11 materials available as plate strips
Four new dimensions provide more possibilities to produce large-volume and delicate components
Free choice of length: buy only what you need
Four new dimensions reduce waste and processing costs
Completely harnessed energy supply systems, consisting of energy chains, chainflex cables and hoses, as well as suitable plug-in connectors or required metal attachments from igus ensure safe guidance of cables and hydraulic hoses in telescopic arms.
Energy, data and media cables and hoses must be securely guided in telescopic work platforms. Energy chains from igus provide a special cable protection not only against external influences, but also against wear, which occurs during the cyclically recurring retraction and extension of the telescopic arms with different lifting speeds.
The hybrid energy chain YE.42 made of plastic and steel is 50% lighter and easy to assemble because it is openable at any point and individual chain links can be replaced.
e-chains® of the E4.1L series combine ease of installation, toughness and low weight in one family. Available in many sizes with many accessories from stock.
e-chains® of the E2.1 series are particularly suitable for very tight installation spaces and short unsupported lengths. Easy to assemble and openable where you like.
See for yourself the quality of our products. The sample box contains a selection of igus solutions for use in telescopic extensions and inclined axes.
The chainflex cables withstand the highest bending stresses and make the smallest bend radii up to 4xd cable diameters possible. All chainflex cables carry a guarantee for 36 months.
For flexing applications with influence of oil. For indoor and outdoor applications without direct solar radiation. Especially for unsupported travels up to 10m.
For heavy-duty use and almost complete resistance to oil. Indoor and outdoor applications with average UV radiation. Unsupported travels up to 100m.
Demands on lubrication and maintenance add up to high costs. Thanks to igus self-lubricating plastic plain bearings, sliding plates in telescopic work platforms can be designed to work without lubrication and maintenance. In addition, they are often more cost-effective and durable than metallic solutions.
Whether it's a construction site, fire brigade equipment or a Hollywood movie set: lifting work platforms with inclined axes and telescopic extension are used worldwide. Their designers need energy supply systems that are lightweight, robust, resistant and easy to maintain. This prompted the manufacturers to invest in research and development for decades. Learn more in this white paper on how to improve technology and save costs with igus® products.
You will also obtain maintenance and installation services from igus. We install the system with system guarantee and also offer the possibility of predictive maintenance.
igus smart plastics supplies products with different isense sensors and the evaluation modules icom and icom. plus, that measure operating states, announce necessary maintenance measures and also stop operation before any greater damage to equipment can occur.
The payload plays an important role in many applications with inclined axes or a telescopic function as it may be limited by heavy components. In the case of this telescopic work platform the objective is, for example, to reduce the weight at the basket as far as possible.
The E4.1L e-chain® is every robust and additionally very light. It not only facilitates longer telescopic applications but permits weight savings of up to 30%. At the same time, it provides more useful space in comparison to predecessor models while the installation space remains unchanged.
Applications, such as this reach stacker, require an energy supply with an unsupported length. However, a limit is placed on this length by the energy supply used. For this reason, energy supplies are required that are both hardwearing and strong.
The E4.1L offers optimum distribution of force with unsupported lengths and withstands pull and push forces of up to 7000 N. Fill weights of up to 600kg/m are possible with this e-chain®. Consequently, this e-chain® is especially suitable for unsupported use.
When guiding hydraulic lines, the high pressure exerted on the hoses means that increased abrasion of the hose material can be expected in addition to movement. Both factors not only constitute a hazard during operation, they can also lead to failure.
In the case of applications with a telescopic extension or lift mast, there is little space for energy supplies. This means that very tight bend radii are required that cannot be provided by all cables/hoses and energy chains. At the same time, a particularly long service life is demanded.
Telescopic bearing points require regular maintenance and lubrication. This involves constant maintenance work in order to ensure that equipment is safe and functioning properly.
The use of technical iglidur® plastic renders telescopic bearing points lubrication and maintenance-free. You can machine the material yourself or have customised shapes manufactured by igus®. The service life of iglidur® plastic can be calculated online.
Inside the booms of the cherry pickers, completely harnessed energy chain systems from igus ensure safe guidance of the control cable and hydraulic hoses. These are 100 percent tested beforehand at igus.
This work platform is usually used in underground mining. Hitherto, hoses and cables were hanging loose and could easily get caught and be damaged.
This vehicle was specially designed for the transport of wind turbine blades.
A versatile utility vehicle used in underground mining, which is needed for maintenance work in various areas.
These drilling and pile-driving machines are used, for example, in railway construction to set the concrete piles for the electrical lines.
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