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Do plastic energy chains work for Machine tool applications under hot chips?

Shery George | 28 September 2022

The materials with which igus e-chains are made have to go under a great deal of stress such as pressure and tensile strain, and they are made to be abrasion-resistant, very sturdy and have a high modulus of elasticity, whereby they must also exhibit stable behaviour at high and low temperatures and be resistant to […]

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Importance of Interior separation in energy chains: Different types and how to find the right one

Shery George | 23 September 2022

The interior separation is an important component of energy chains and serves to separate or subdivide different media within the guide. Because the service life of the system can only be increased with the correct arrangement of the cables. In this article, you will learn more about the different components of interior separation and how you can find the […]

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Why do High-Speed Laser & Printing Machines need E6 Low Noise series?

Shery George | 21 September 2022

System E6 offers many advantages besides its long service life. It features extremely quiet, low-vibration operation, complementing the low-vibration linear drive concept in high-speed & low noise machine tool applications. It minimizes the polygon effect which can occur during the rolling motion of an e-chain®. The ultra-low noise levels have been confirmed in a recent report […]

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Flexibility meets safety: first monitoring system for robot e-chains from igus

Shery George | 27 August 2022

New i.Sense TR.B sensor enables condition monitoring for triflex R energy chains in three-dimensional applications Robots have long been an integral part of many areas of industrial manufacturing – and their range of tasks continues to grow in the wake of digitalisation. Whether for welding, painting, soldering or palletising, industrial robots work dynamically. A flexible […]

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STS container cranes: fit for the future thanks to the new igus heavy-duty rol e-chain

Shery George | 27 August 2022

P4HD.56.R: suitable for long travels, high speeds, heavy cable loads and Industry 4.0 Container cranes in ports around the world will be even more powerful and fail-safe in the future. This is due to the fact that igus is launching P4HD.56.R – a new heavy-duty energy chain prepared for long travels, high speeds, heavy cable […]

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How do I unreel cables correctly from the cable reel?

Shery George | 27 July 2022

At customers’ premises, I often observe how the electricians unwind cables from the cable reels or remove them from the cable ring in various ways during installation. You can go wrong here. Especially when the cable concerned is used for dynamic applications in energy chains, incorrect unreeling can have fatal consequences. To be honest, when I […]

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Zigzag e-chain modules: providing energy for vertical applications

Shery George | 29 September 2021

    For applications that require vertical cable management, especially those with space constraints, the zigzag energy e-chain modules from igus® have proven to be particularly successful.  Standard zigzag energy chain modules are available from igus®, offering a space-saving and cost-effective solution for applications requiring vertically moving cable management.  Ideal for stage technology, cranes, telescopic antennae etc, this innovative solution was previously only available […]

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Why do we need energy chains in engineering applications?

Shery George | 29 September 2021

Energy chains are often called by other names, such as drag chains and cable carriers. Fundamentally this is what they are. These chain systems are designed to guide and protect cables and hoses carrying energy, data and liquid safely. The goal is to ensure an uninterrupted supply. Many moving parts within a machine need to have a power source supplied […]

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Are igus energy chains halogen-free?

Vishaka Upreti | 2 June 2021

Often the question is asked, whether igus e-chains contain chlorine? For someone who is not familiar with the subject, this question seems rather strange as mostly we associate chlorine with water purification in swimming pools. Therefore, let us go deeper into the subject. Classification of the elements Chlorine (Cl) belongs to the group of halogens (ancient Greek […]

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World record with 670 m! Longest travel installed with igus e-chains system.

Vishaka Upreti | 13 May 2021

igus India won the order for 2 x 670 m travel in a thermal power plant. igus believes that special solutions, be it conversion or new installation, do not need to be expensive. With over 20 years of experience in project work and more than 1,000 projects each year, igus has a rich modular system […]

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