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igus® energy supply solutions for crane builders and users

The main advantages of using igus® products:

Space-saving design

Higher clearance tolerances

No additional drives are necessary

No additional drives or steel structures are necessary

No control system is necessary

Synchronous run of trolley and energy chain system

Quick and easy assembly (guidefast guide trough)

Replacement and/or installation of cables is possible quickly and easily

High-speed data transmission using fibre optic cables (FOC)

All media types guided in one system: energy, data, gases, fluids

Easy maintenance reduces your downtime

No spare parts

Spare part guarantee for ten years and more

TÜV tested

Safely guide control devices

Cost effective energy supply system for crane carriages and indoor cranes

control devices  

Directly mounted on crane girder Compact design Usable for all kinds of control devices for very different functions. Free choice of cables with regard to number of cores and cross section. Smallest bend radii of down to 5 x d possible with chainflex® cables. With a 36 months guarantee*. Easy to move due to maintenance-free xiros® polymer ball bearings in the guide carriage.

guidefast  

Quickly mounted as construction kit solution: The guidefast guide trough is attached to the side of the crane girder. In case of installation on crane girders one can omit the welding of brackets. Installation times are kept very short, as the guide trough only needs to be mounted in the previously fixed brackets and then fixed with the clamping blocks. The small amount of various components and the fixed trough width also contribute to a simple installation.

micro flizz®

System for the safe guidance of energy, data and air.

With the micro flizz® system from igus®, you can master long travels with the smallest e-chains® without downtime. It is a compact, low-noise and cost-effective system that enables the secure guidance of energy, data and air.
 
The benefits at a glance:

Maintenance-free alternative for busbar

Lateral "wings" support in an extended position and pivot in the radius

Fast and easy installation with preassembled chainflex® cables

Plastic spring dampens the rolling noise of the e-chain® in the flizz® channel: reduces noise emission

micro flizz® on indoor crane
 

basic flizz®

The complete solution for long travels

With the basic flizz® system from igus® you are optimally protected against strong weather conditions. The cost-effective, fully enclosed complete solution is designed for travel distances of up to 100 m.
 
The benefits at a glance:

Glide bar integrated in the profile enables safe guidance: no tearing of the cables possible

Easy and quick assembly, as the system can be opened in the outer radius

Easy retrofitting of cables or hoses possible at any time

Standardised and modular design

basic flizz® on indoor crane
 
Crane girder

igus® energy chain system pre-installed on the crane girder

 

Whether single girder or double girder cranes, roller or box girder section cranes, as well as overhead travelling, ceiling or boom cranes, igus® offers the ideal energy supply solution for all requirements with flexible chainflex® cables as an alternative to busbars, festoon systems or motor drums. The space-saving igus® e-chain system® made of high-performance plastics for trolley drive can be mounted either directly on the crane girder or on top of it easily and safely.
By using an igus® energy chain system, the cable station can be dispensed with. The entire girder length can be used for the trolley travel. The end of the girder is also simultaneously the end of the energy chain system. All areas of the hall are accessible to the crane. No cable garlands can get tangled. In the energy chain, all cables are safely guided with a defined bend radius.

guidefast e-chain system®

guidefast e-chain system® mounted on the side of a crane gantry

 
e-chain system®

e-chain system® mounted on the crane gantry

 
e-chain system®

End of the e-chain system® at the end of the crane gantry

 

igus® offers the ideal energy supply solution even for the crane track. Advantages for long travel applications with igus® e-chains®. Rolling instead of gliding, igus® roller e-chains® significantly reduce the drive power for moving the energy chain. Travels up to 800 m are possible. We will be happy to configure your application free of charge and work out the most cost effective igus® solution, taking into account technical requirements and operational reliability.

e-chain system® for crane track

e-chain system® for the crane track - mounted on the building wall

 
Gliding e-chain system®

Gliding e-chain system® in adverse conditions

 
Aluminium trough for crane track

Long travel with aluminium trough for crane track

 

Individual solutions for your particular application

Profit from our many years of experience in the crane sector:

On-site location analysis:

Design concept free of charge

Interaction with other companies/systems


If you have any questions or need more information, we will be happy to help you at any time!

Theo Diehl  
Head of Industry Management, Cable Industry

Theo Diehl
Tel.: +49 2203 9649 340
 

Jens Göbel  
Industry Manager
Crane Industry

Jens Göbel
Tel.: +49 2203 9649 114
 

Current news

Product modules for indoor cranes

e-chains®, cables and accessory

E4.1 overview

ONE e-chain® series for almost any application

E4.1 overview    

E2/000 overview

Two-piece - The E2 standard

E2/000 overview    

E4/4 overview

High stability "mounted on the side" - very long travels

E4/4 overview    

Overview rol e-chain®

Rolling instead of gliding: e-chain® for very long travels

Overview rol e-chain®    

Guide troughs

Guide troughs are used in long travels according to chain type from 5–12 m. They support the smooth low-friction operation of the igus® e-chain® and E-Tubes.

Guide troughs    

Strain reliefs

Strain relief systems - product overview

Strain reliefs    

guidefast guide trough

Side-mounted guidefast guide trough

guidefast guide trough    

PPDS basic - Just switch off

Push/Pull force calculation as safety standard.

PPDS basic - Just switch off    

chainflex cables - product overview

Inform, select and order online.

chainflex cables - product overview    

FTA Floating moving end

FTA Floating moving end compensate parallel errors

FTA Floating moving end    

... For controlling indoor cranes

Compact e-chainsystem® for secure cable guidance for indoor crane control panels

... For controlling indoor cranes    

innovative products

liftband for vertical applications

Alternative to Zig-Zag solution

liftband for vertical applications    

Guidelok vertical, space saving

guidelok slimline "P": Secure vertical guiding of e-chains® for fast storage and retrieval systems.

Guidelok vertical, space saving    

Overview Micro flizz®

Safe guidance of energy, data and air

Overview Micro flizz®    

Rotation modules - High stacking

Realize circular motions up to 900° and more, even for high loads, using igus® rotation modules.

Rotation modules - High stacking    

e-spool - Multi-Energy-Spool

The alternative to the cable drum - cable friendly and a secure guide for various media.

e-spool - Multi-Energy-Spool    

...Basic flizz®...

Protection against weather and dirt exposure – Cost-effective and fully enclosed complete solution, e.g. waste water treatment plants.

...Basic flizz®...    

igus® services

igus® Online tools

e-chains® expert with cable finder  
QuickChain.100 -
e-chain® expert

e-chain® express selection  
QuickChain.13 -
e-chains® selection for unsupported applications up to 13 m

Automatic filling QuickChain filling  
QuickFill -
Shelving configurator
for energy chains

Service life prediction for e-chains® - QuickLife  
QuickLife -
Service life calculation
for e-chains®

3D-CAD  
3D-CAD

Application examples indoor cranes

Hall cranes

igus® applications and references with indoor cranes.

Hall cranes    

Cranes

Examples for the use of igus® e-chain systems® in cranes - worldwide

Cranes    

Videos

Examples for the use of igus® e-chain systems® in cranes - worldwide

Videos    

Application examples indoor cranes PDF

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