Choosing your chain - Gliding Applications & System Design
Guidefast® - A faster & easier festoon alternative
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
e-chain catalog 2020 (Long Travel)
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.
Floating Tow Arm - how to compensate for lateral deviation in energy chains
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
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.
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.
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
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
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