e-chain catalog 2020 (Long Travel)
igus' Crystal Ball: How We Predict the Service Lives of Our Cable Management Systems
igus® goes beyond expertly installing your e-chain® cable carrier. Read about how igus® can accurately predict the service life of your system.
What Is a Roller Chain and When Do You Need It?
Read about how the rol-e-chain® from igus® overcomes the technical boundaries of typical gliding cable carriers by instead rolling for long travels.
Guidefast® System Installation on a crane girder
This video walks through the installation of an igus® guidefast® trough on a crane girder. Click here to learn more about guidefast®: https://www.igus.com/info/energy-chains-guide-troughs
Winning the Crane Cable Management Race with Less Pit Stops
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.
How to Manage Lateral Movement on Long-Travel Energy Chains
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.
Top 10 Strain Relief Mistakes Wreaking Havoc on Your Crane Cables
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.
The Hidden Costs of Maintaining Your EOT Crane Cable Management System
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
Guidefast System Unboxing Overview
Wondering what comes in our Guidefast System Box? Here's what to expect when you order a Guidefast System for your EOT Crane. For more information, visit www.igus.com/info/industries-indoor-cranes
Indoor/EOT Cranes Industry Solutions
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
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
energy chains vs. festoons
Though energy chains and festoons are both used to guide and protect cables, the two systems have very different capabilities. In this infographic, see how maintenance, design, cable security and stra
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
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
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.
Port of Mobile Reclaimer
Reclaimer #5, McDuffie Coal Terminal, Mobile, Alabama U.S.A. igus cable carrier system used due to its ruggedness, self-cleaning special trough design and the ability to easily make repairs if there s
System P4 cable carriers
System P4 cable carriers for indoor and outdoor cranes and conveyor systems. Manufactured by igus.
Guidelok cable carrier system
Metal chips can cause abrasion and wear in long travel, gliding cable carrier applications. To combat this, igus has developed a horizontal guiding system called Guidelok, which is designed to keep th
Cable carriers for cranes
Cable carriers from igus can replace traditional cable management solutions, such as cable reels, on cranes. They can cope with long travels, high speeds, and heavy loads.
Guidefast for Indoor Crane Applications