Mining Industry

  • e-chain catalog 2020 (Long Travel)

    e-chain catalog 2020 (Long Travel)

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  • What Is a Roller Chain and When Do You Need It?

    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.

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  • How to Manage Lateral Movement on Long-Travel Energy Chains

    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.

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  • The world's longest e-chain® runs for over 10 years

    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.

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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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    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

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  • Guidelok cable carrier system1:03

    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

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