Energy chains and energy chain systems.
Energy chains (also called energy supply chains, e-chains) are mechanical machine elements. They are used to guide and protect energy, data and signals that have to withstand the most diverse environmental influences. The decisive fact about cable guides is the symbiosis of the components moving against each other. They include cables, hoses, interior separation elements, strain relief devices and guide troughs.
The materials used have to be optimally matched to each other so that maximum operating times and a long service life are achieved. Thanks to energy chains, downtime is avoided wherever energy in the form of electricity, gas, air or fluids is supplied to moving loads.
Preselection according to e-chain® type
Inner heights: 5 – 32mm
Inner heights: 21 – 48mm
Inner heights: 21 – 350mm
Inner diameter: 12 – 46.8mm
Inner heights: 21 – 75mm
Inner heights: 10 – 80mm
Inner heights: 32 – 80mm
Inner heights: 9 – 47mm
Inner heights: 13 – 75mm
Inner heights: 9 – 56mm
Corrugated tube: 28–40mm
Troughs, strain relief elements, PMA hoses
In the ship to shore crane industry, threat of system failure is a constant. With expensive downtime, dangerous maintenance, and 24/7 operation, more and more crane manufacturers and maintenance teams are making the switch to reliable, high strength energy chain systems®.
ICheck out how the team at the Port of Virginia increased their system reliability and overall production with the help of the igus® Orange Services team and e-chain® cable carriers.
Energy chains are used in various industries and applications. Their task is to supply energy and data to moving power consuming equipment safely and reliably.
Such equipment is constantly in motion and has to function reliably in difficult ambient conditions as well as under high levels of loads and at high speeds.
and many other industries...
Mounted bearings and housings
Marine Bearings – ORKOT
Motion Plastics – IGUS
Lubrication systems & Pump systems
Power transmission solutions
Rod ends, spherical plain bearings
Shaft braking systems
Bushings, thrust washers and strips