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Modern applications for machine tool manufacturers for environments with hot chips

igus® energy tubes are the solution of choice when chips damage the cables in an energy chain on a machine tool during turning, milling, or drilling operations. They reliably protect moving cables against chips. When chips are very hot, igus® energy chains made from proven igus® igumid HT materials are the method of choice to protect cables against damage and to avoid expensive downtime. igumid HT materials are resistant against burn-in from hot chips up to 850°; hot chips also do not bond to the e-chain. All E2 and E4 e-tubes from the standard product range are available in the heat-resistant HT material; as an alternative, aluminium lids are also available for igus® plastic energy tubes.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have an application with the stated requirements.

Streetcar switches

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

Streetcar switches    

CNC machining center

High-temperature energy tubes for CNC machining centers withstand high temperatures and defy the ubiquitous flying chips.

CNC machining center    

Safety doors

The screen doors of this large milling center are operated electrically.

Safety doors