Cable carrier tech talks

Design and engineering tips, cable carrier product overviews, installation guidelines, and more.

  • Busbars vs. energy chains for crane electrification

    Busbars vs. energy chains for crane electrification

    The performance of a crane is directly dependent on its electrification system. With various power supply options available and a range of application requirements to take into consideration, making a

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  • High-performance plastic solutions for drilling rigs

    High-performance plastic solutions for drilling rigs

    The optimized polymers in e-chains® are used to manufacture military equipment, rocket launch site components and power plant machinery. Their strength and durability make them applicable in nearly al

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  • Top 10 considerations when specifying igus® in your port crane tender

    Top 10 considerations when specifying igus® in your port crane tender

    While specifying your trolley cable management system and moving away from outdated technologies like festoons, there are ways to make sure your investment performs like the manufacturer said it would

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  • Power supply in overhead cranes: energy chains vs. festoons

    Power supply in overhead cranes: energy chains vs. festoons

    Reliable and dynamic cable management is one of the greatest challenges in modern crane technology. While the components must be modular, they should also be consistently easy to install, low maintena

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  • triflex® for heavy-duty applications

    triflex® for heavy-duty applications

    igus® offers multi-axis robotic cable protection with triflex® energy chains. triflex® TRE chains are available in an "A" version or a "B" version. In this tech talk, learn why TRE.B was created and w

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  • Robotic cable management made easy

    Robotic cable management made easy

    Read the top tips from the igus® cable experts on how to easily and reliably design cable management systems for 6-axis robotic systems.

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  • Designing Cable Management Systems for Collaborative Robots

    Designing Cable Management Systems for Collaborative Robots

    Collaborative robots work side by side with human workers to complete a wide range of tasks, including welding, quality inspection, and component insertion/fastening. With anticipated global compound

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  • Designing gliding cable carrier systems for large machinery

    Designing gliding cable carrier systems for large machinery

    Compared to cable reels, bus bars or festoon systems, plastic cable carrier systems are an extremely low maintenance, resilient solution which can reduce required installation space and reduce the len

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  • Unsupported vs Gliding Cable Carrier Applications

    Unsupported vs Gliding Cable Carrier Applications

    Learn differences between unsupported and gliding cable carrier applications, how to implement them into your application, and critical rules to follow during design and installation.

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  • Caring for Cables

    Caring for Cables

    This tech talk goes over the basics of caring for cables, along with giving a few advanced tips that even the most experienced engineer could learn from.

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  • 7 Cable management mistakes you don't know you're making

    7 Cable management mistakes you don't know you're making

    Advances in automation technology mean that certain cable management rules have become outdated. In this tech talk, uncover seven common cable management mistakes as well as how to avoid them.

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  • 3 Methods for Installing a Cable Carrier Vertically

    3 Methods for Installing a Cable Carrier Vertically

    Learn important factors to consider when installing vertical cable carrier configurations, including standing, hanging, and zig-zag designs.

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