Cable carriers are an ideal way to protect cables, hoses, and all other lines throughout movement on modern machinery, while protecting them from abrasion, tangling, and over bending. In this eBook, explore the technology behind modern cable carriers, material options, tech tips and tricks, and more.
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New innovations in energy chains
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The world's longest e-chain® runs for over 10 years
A coal-fired power plant in the Czech Republic receives energy through an igus® e-chain®. This plastic cable carrier, which has continuously been in operation for ten years, travels over 2,017 feet.
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
igus® e-tubes drive bending tool of top manufacturer
TRUMPF Inc. is a global leader in manufacturing machine tools. In one of its most complex and popular bending machine product lines, energy tubes from igus® are used to guide and protect cables. More
Machine cutting leader improves productivity with igus® e-chains®
One of the world’s most innovative businesses in machine cutting has improved its productivity with igus® energy chains in one of its flagship products. Engineers at Messer Cutting Systems, based in W
e-chains® in power automated drilling operations
An offshore drilling company from Norway is using energy chains from igus® to help provide a reliable power supply under extreme conditions for automated drilling operations on platforms.
Redesigning the Portsmouth Memorial Bridge with modernized engineering
Spanning across the Piscataqua River connecting New Hampshire and Maine, the Portsmouth Memorial Bridge was built in 1923 as an official tribute to the New Hampshire sailors and soldiers of World War
Building human organs is underway with cell-stacking technology
Pick-and-place automation has progressed beyond machine manufacturing and into the world of human anatomy. Research engineers at Brown University are building tiny versions of human organs, one micro-
Simulating subsea conditions with igus® energy chains
Hyperbaric testing simulates deep-water conditions, and effectively assesses subsea equipment with hydraulic and electrical components at depth. Master Flo Valve Inc. is home to one of the largest cus
Automated farming at Superwurm
A specialized business is using igus® components, almost exclusively, to automate labor-intensive processes. “Specialized” is the operative word here; the company is a fully-dedicated breeder of giant
Port of Virginia remains a leader with superior crane technology
At the Port of Virginia, thousands of shipping containers are lifted, moved and lowered by about 30 cranes. The fast-moving cranes stand more than 130 feet high and operate 24/7, often in extremely tu
White Paper: Reducing vibration of cable carriers
In a wide range of applications customers are demanding increased accuracy and precision from their production equipment. In industries including printer design, semiconductor manufacturing, and machi
The ultimate cable carrier basics guide
Ready to put an end to cable failure on your machines for good? This basics guide covers everything you need to know to get started with cable carriers.
New innovations in energy chains
igus has developed a new energy chain system that delivers numerous benefits to both design engineers and those in charge of maintenance. Chief among these benefits is saving up to 80% on time needed
e-spool: The next generation of the cable reel
The igus® e-spool is an alternative to traditional cable reels, which are used to guide cables and hoses in confined spaces. The e-spool system can guide several cables or media lines, including power
Complying with the Food Safety Modernization Act
Bearing lubrication can transfer bacteria and other contaminants between food. See what bearings you can use that are compliant
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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Cable reels replaced with new Energy Chain solution at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is the leading opera and performing arts venue in Kansas City, MO. Since its opening in 2011, it has hosted over 2.5 million guests. To power the overhead s
igus® solutions at the Superwurm Factory
See how drylin®, e-chain® and igubal® are used in automated technology for worm farming.
zig-zag igus cable management in theater applications