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For the customer, the production must go on without problems and an energy supply system should accordingly function smoothly. That presupposes the effortless performance of all components and the cables used in them. igus® was the first company to develop a complete e-chain system®. chainflex® cables and e-chain® are supplied from one source and - according to application - offered with a system guarantee. The design principles that help to prevent machine downtimes all over the world have emerged and still develop from the know-how in cables that grew since 1989 and from a series of very laborious experiments.
15 years maintenance-free: How special cables keep a palletising system running - The energy supply system from igus covers 73 million double strokes without a cable failure and breaks all records in the process!
Gripper gymnastics in the chemist's shop - chainflex® cables in automated order picking systems
chainflex special cables and plastic energy chains are used in these automated and highly flexible storage systems from viastore SYSTEMS GmbH.
The gold vector award goes to Gildemeister Italiana S.p.A. from Italy with the multi-spindle lathe.
It does not always have to be copper - MS Spaichingen uses chainflex® thermal compensation cable for innovative connection technology
Maintenance platform for WKA rotors, equipped with maintenance-free products from igus.
Permanent connection - Tried and tested: Insulation displacement connection technology (IDC) in movable cable systems from igus® & HARTING
To avoid corkscrews, chainflex signal and power cables supply the logistics specialist Still's lift frames, which can be extended up to twelve metres.
Tested cable/connector combinations increase the safety of machines
The hybrid cables of the chainflex® product range are tried and tested and used in the new flexible IMAGIC flex drilling systems.
Special, high tensile strength bus cables for chip card readers in a lift system.
Hekuma has been using chainflex control cables and E6 energy chains in its high-performance injection moulding machines for the plastics industry for over 10 years.
The combination of chainflex cables and MFP8 RJ45 plug connectors offers outstanding transmission characteristics even after millions of cycles.
Cables for 400 million strokes in ultra-fast pick-and-place movements.
Measuring system cable also transmits signals safely over large distances and thus ensures high machine availability.
For protection against outdoor influences the connection cables of the solar cell were mounted in an E2 micro energy chain.
17 million cycles per year – chainflex® cables for PCB assembly machine.
chainflex® control cables significantly reduce the failure rate of the machine in the concrete factory.
Energy chain system instead of cable drum - Smooth operation at the sewage treatment plant since 2000
Control cables for extremely small bend radii in the passenger compartment doors in public transport vehicles.
300,000 double strokes a month impose rigorous requirements on the control cable.
Heat, abrasive dirt, high atmospheric moisture: These are only some of the ambient conditions in a composting plant.
Cables with high bending strength increase machine availability in the furniture industry.
Thanks to the construction with e-chains® in the thermal spas in Bad Wörishofen, about 100 meters of cable could be saved and the weight of the roof was reduced.
The igus® preassembled energy chains create a lasting, low-wear connection to the tools.
Top condition even after 9 years - Preassembled energy supply systems for precision machines working under tough environmental conditions
The demands on the facility are very high. All parts of the elevator are permanently exposed to wind and weather, and additional centrifugal forces act upon the parts by the 180° rotation.
Crane travels up to 500 m with energy chain systems and cables from igus®.
The applied material repels chips with temperatures up to 850° C without leaving a trace.
Rigorous requirements imposed on the energy supply: Cycle times and narrow bend radii are a considerable strain on energy supply and lines.
Here an energy supply system was developed from standard parts, whose piggyback system at last allocates a
defined place for the large volume suction hoses.
Pre-assembled energy supply systems for machine tool construction saved several weeks of assembly time in this application.
Because of the extremely high demands on dynamics and the high lateral accelerations, the energy chain has to be stable, robust, and not too heavy.
The operator opted for energy chains for this indoor crane. They enable high flexibility, variability and space-saving installation.
Energy supply systems for shipyard cranes successfully in operation since six years.
On a 441.3 m travel, a roller energy chain reduces the drive power by 75%
Since the ship loader started operations in 2000, no troubles, either mechanical or in the cables, have occurred in the energy chain area.
Higher variability at lower costs - Multidimensional energy supply systems raise the performance of robots.
Robotic handling system for circuit boards. Flexible energy supply system in use in clean room technology.
A plastic chain makes any kind of maintenance on the open sea obsolete; a conventional metal chain would not be adequate for the combination of technical, climatic and mechanical requirements.
A very high acceleration provided an enormouschallenge for the design engineers of this robot.
Series CF27.D servo cables in underwater applications.
Operational safety in low-floor vehicles thanks to chainflex® control cable for extremely small bend radii.
The technical demands on energy supply systems in machinery and plant construction require cables that work reliably.
Energy supply systems demonstrate their reliability even in particularly aggressive environmental conditions in special-purpose machinery construction.
The chainflex® bus cables are used for their robustness and signal quality.
Energy supply systems and cables for the highest demands in linear drive technology.
Conversion of a go-cart with combustion engine into an electric go-cart with maximum driving pleasure.
The unusual design for a recumbent bicycle has got what it takes: cordless screwdrivers are used here to drive it.
Outdoor cranes must withstand harsh weather conditions. Indoor cranes also work under alternating moisture influences with simultaneous extremely high temperatures.
The winner of this year’s golden vector is also the longest travel ever to be realised with plastic energy chains in the world.
Maintenance free with cables and multi-dimensional energy chains.
Simply saved in storage costs, delivery costs and process costs
Here's why igus components are especially well-suited to limited installation space