For years, wheeled festoons were used in the cranes at the Port of Virginia. The festoons often could not stand up to the harsh environmental conditions of the port, leaving cables swinging, tangling and breaking, and forcing port crew members to repair systems as quickly as possible in the extreme weather. Looking to eliminate these risks in eight new ship to shore cranes, port management switched from festoons to igus® energy chains, which have minimized downtime, costs, and enhanced overall performance.
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