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Heavy Plastics - applications in composting plants and waste incineration plants

40 years' experience

igus® is a specialist in the area of plastic research and can look back on 40 years of experience here. Specially developed high-performance plastics enable the use of igus® e-chain systems® in almost all application areas. Damp, dirt, chips, heat, cold, we have the solution for every requirement and do not use any steel or other metals in our e-chain® materials. In an increasing number of heavy duty areas, steel systems are being successfully replaced by igus® plastic e-chains® due to their exceptional suitability.
 
State your requirements and we fulfil them:

Corrosion-free

Cost-efficient, modular design

Long life at minimum maintenance costs

Resistance against dirt, chemicals and high temperatutres

Proven, tested material with igus® system garantee

Low weight with high stability

TÜV certified


 
That is only a few points that we consider when selecting and designing your "heavy-duty system". See all the things for yourself that are possible in the heavy-duty area with igus® - plastics for longer life®.

2015 Updates for composting plants

Quiet, fast, low wear, durable …

Reduce drive power for moving energy chains - with the E4.1 standard kit – E4.1 rol e-chain®

Quiet, fast, low wear, durable …    

guidelite Plus

Made from 100% plastic, therefore light and low cost. Media and chemical resistant plus corrosion free. Very quick and easy to assemble.

guidelite Plus    

EMA

The EMA system is an electronic diagnostic tool

EMA    

divisible separators

To fill the e-chains® more easily and more effectively,

divisible separators    

36-month guarantee … for chainflex®

With our unique igus® guarantee for ALL chainflex® cables we are providing predictable security for 36 full months

36-month guarantee … for chainflex®    

… CAT7 Ethernet cables for all movements …

Bus cables in the Ethernet area are becoming increasinglyimportant.

… CAT7 Ethernet cables for all movements …    

... 400 x new.

Now choose from 7 quality levels and over 3200 drive cables with guaranteed service life

... 400 x new.    

Composting plant

Heat, abrasive dirt, high atmospheric moisture: These are only some of the ambient conditions in a composting plant.

Composting plant    

Waste incineration plant

Temperature and humidity may change throughout the year, but the energy supply will work reliably and consistently.

Waste incineration plant    

Hall cranes

Reliable energy supply for crane and gantry travel in waste sorting operations.

Hall cranes    

Waste incineration plant

Safe application of e-chains® in waste incineration plant

Waste incineration plant    

Thermal application

igus® roller chain in power plant application: Strong dust, application of the chains in trolley and crane, the crane drive arranged in the opposite direction.

Thermal application    

Waste incineration plant

Application of e-chains® in waste incineration plants: Strong dirt with high metal content and 300,000 t waste every year.

Waste incineration plant    

Stirring unit

Stirring unit for application in liquid media in biogas plants.

Stirring unit     

Wash classifier

Dirt, sand and sludge are part of everyday life with a wash classifier. The energy chains have to be able to cope.

Wash classifier    
More examples for difficult and extreme applications
 

Norway. Upright application for Aker Kværner Maritime Hydraulics AS.
Pre-assembled for the semi-submersible platform West Edrill.

 

Germany. Decommissioning Karlsruhe research reactor. The dismantling of a nuclear power plant with a zigzag chain.

 

Czech Republic. Lhoist a.s. modular principle steel construction in lime works.

 

Czech Republic. Enclosed e-chain system® directly on coal conveyor.

 

Czech Republic. Porici company CEZ a.s. power supply for coal transportation.

 

Czech Republic. Ventilation machine in underground storage facility of a power station.

 

Midland Bricks in Australia is the largest brick manufacturer in the world! Three e-chains® have been in operation round the clock since 2003 and still look the same as on the first day.

 

Maanshan steel and ironworks: High temperatures, large loads, a lot of dust and high speed.

 

voestalpine Stahl Donawitz: High level of dirt during descaling of the rails to be milled.

 

Slovakia, aluminium works. Error-free operation for 9 years. Distance 62 m, speed 0,3 m/s.

 

Czech Republic. Ventilation machine in lime works.

 

Germany. BASF in Ludwigshafen, scraper for fertilizer, since 1998, e-chain®: 4040.32.250.0

 

Austria, Niklasdorf, ABV, district heating plant

 

RTG in India, distance: 22m, e-chain®: 5050.30.550.0, customer: Kalmar, for ATM

 

Plaster dust

 

Quayside crane with igus® e-chain systems®. Long distances up to 800 m are possible.

 

Norway: e-chain® with chainflex® in a truck wash. In contact daily with street dust and mud. chainflex® cables perform exceedingly well.

 

Shagang, steel and ironworks in China. High temperatures, high speeds, heavy dust.

 

Czech Republic. CEZ a.s. modular system for supplying power to a coal excavator.

 

Long distance in a bulk goods storage facility

 

Crane builder Noell in Panama. Application: RTG; distance: 19,5 m; up to 60 m/min.

 

Czech Republic. Shipyard Kresice-Loubi; refuelling point for cargo ships.

 

Compost mud

 

Meishan steel and iron works, Nanjing in China. Crane, heavy dust, high tempo.

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