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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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The igus® autoglide 5 energy chain system is specifically designed for horizontal use in intralogistics solutions and on crane systems. The main feature
Learn more about e-chain® cable carriers here: https://www.igus.com/info/cable-carriers
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Learn more about e-chain® here: https://www.igus.com/info/energychains
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In this post, read about what happens when cable is used at large heights, like port & terminal cranes, and how chainflex® cables can help avoid a standstill.
Learn more about Guidefast® here: https://www.igus.com/info/energy-chains-guide-troughs
The Guidefast® guide trough is a lightweight steel trough designed for side mounting. It reduces your installati
igus® goes beyond expertly installing your e-chain® cable carrier. Read about how igus® can accurately predict the service life of your system.
Read about how the rol-e-chain® from igus® overcomes the technical boundaries of typical gliding cable carriers by instead rolling for long travels.
This video walks through the installation of an igus® guidefast® trough on a crane girder.
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Read about how you can quickly reduce your cable carrier installation time for your crane by up to 80% so that you can keep things on track & running smoothly.
Learn more about the floating tow arm here: https://www.igus.com/info/energy-chains-fta-floatingfmoving-end-com
No long travel cable management system is 100% straight. The floating tow arm helps to
This blog post covers how to handle lateral deviations in long travel e-chain applications. It introduces the Floating Tow Arm and describes how it can be implemented to avoid damage & maintenance.
Blog post explaining the top 10 cable strain relief mistakes that reduce cable lifetime that Crane Industry Manager, Dave Kortkamp sees out in the field.
Blog post covering the hidden maintenance costs associated with cable management on overhead cranes or EOT cranes. A comparison of maintenance costs on festooned cranes and cranes with energy chains
Wondering what comes in our Guidefast System Box?
Here's what to expect when you order a Guidefast System for your EOT Crane.
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igus energy chain solutions for indoor crane or EOT crane systems. igus energy chain systems can increase the reliability and safety while decreasing maintenance on
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