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igus® e-chains® are already in use today in tens of thousands of applications – They guide and protect cables and hoses on oil platforms, in steelworks and in other heavy machinery. They have a modular design and are therefore easy to install. They are media-friendly and suitable for large, heavy and stiff cables and hoses. Our e-chains® withstand hot chips with temperatures up to +850° C .
Many arguments speak for the use of energy chains of high-performance plastics for moving applications, particularly in the heavy-duty area.
Strong and flexible
Hot chips up to 850 °C
Fill weights up to 600 kg/m
90.000 types from stock
100% lubrication free
Circular movements possible
Cable drum without slip ring
80% reduction of process costs
Cables with 36 months guarantee
75% decrease in drive energy
Online calculation available
CAD download possible
Assembled on request
Delivery service from 24h
Energy chain system e-loop is used in the bucket wheel excavator of Holcim for cement production.
Design and installation of a roller energy chain for outdoor use on a bauxite stockpile - an environment with extremely harsh ambient conditions.
Automotive wheels are manufactured here using the gravity die casting process.
The igus products used are designed for moving applications in such a way that they have a long service life and are absolutely reliable.
Rugged energy chains are technically and economically the first choice in the construction of an extendable heavy load transporter.
A plastic energy chain travels 615m in length in the Czech lignite-fired power plant in Tušimice. It has been in operation for 10 years without any downtime.
Under extreme conditions such as heavy dust and dirt, this low-maintenance plastic energy chain ensures safe operation.
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.
Tube handling plant provides an igus® plastic e-chain®. e-chain® ensures high stability and reliability in pipehandling.
Heat, abrasive dirt, high atmospheric moisture: These are only some of the ambient conditions in a composting plant.
Energy chain system instead of cable drum - Smooth operation at the sewage treatment plant since 2000
The plain bearings run without lubrication and without significant wear and tear
in the very harsh environmental conditions of construction machinery.
Concrete cutting machine in extremely heavy-duty operation since three years free of maintenance.
On a 441.3 m travel, a roller energy chain reduces the drive power by 75%
Outdoor cranes must withstand harsh weather conditions. Indoor cranes also work under alternating moisture influences with simultaneous extremely high temperatures.
Norway. Standing application
for Aker Kværner Maritime
Assembled for the half-immersible platform West Edrill.
Germany. Dismantling of research reactor Karlsruhe. The dismantling of a nuclear power plant with a zigzag chain.
Czech Republic. Lhoist a.s. Modular steel design in lime works.
Czech Republic. Fully enclosed E-Chain System® right on the coal conveyor.
Czech Republic. Porici company CEZ a.s. Energy supply for coal carriage.
Czech Republic. Ventilating machine in the Bunker of a power plant.
Midland Bricks in Australia is the largest brick manufacturer worldwide! Three energy chains have been in operation round the clock since three years and still looks the same as it was on the first day.
Maanshan steel- and ironworks: High temperatures, large loads, heavy dust and high tempo.
voestalpine Stahl Donawitz: High dirt accumulation during scaling of the rails to be milled.
Slovakia, aluminum factory. Error-free operation since 9 years. Travel 62 m, Speed 0.3 m/s.
Czech Republic. Ventilating machine in lime works.
Germany. BASF in Ludwigshafen, premises for fertilizer, since 1998, e-chain®: 4040.32.250.0
Austria, Niklasdorf, ABV, district heating plant
RTG in India, travel: 22 m, e-chain®: 5050.30.550.0, customer: Kalmar, for ATM
Quayside crane with igus® e-chain system®. Long travels 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 design for the energy supply of a coal excavator.
Long travel in a bulk goods storage
Crane builder Noell in Panama. Application: RTG; Travel: 19.5 m; up to 60 m/min.
Czech Republic. Shipyard Kresice-Loubi; Refueling point for cargo ships.
Meishan steel and ironworks, Nanjing in China. Crane, heavy dust, high speed.
igus® operates the largest test laboratory in its industry, with test setups for energy chains, highly flexible cables, plastic bearings as well as plain bearings, ball bearings and linear bearings, lead screw drives, bar stock, etc.
Reduce your costs for the realization of energy supply systems. We offer tailored solutions for challenging applications worldwide.
Use one of our many online tools to configure your product as you need it. Reduce your process costs with online tools and many other useful online services.