Port and Terminal Cranes

  • 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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  • Guidefast® System Installation on a crane girder2:12

    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

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  • Winning the Crane Cable Management Race with Less Pit Stops

    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.

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  • The Hidden Costs of Maintaining Your EOT Crane Cable Management System

    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

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  • Indoor/EOT Cranes Industry Solutions

    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

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  • Power supply in overhead cranes: energy chains vs. festoons

    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

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  • Guidefast for Indoor Crane Applications

    Guidefast for Indoor Crane Applications

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  • Crane Industry Solutions

    Crane Industry Solutions

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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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  • Top 10 Strain Relief Mistakes Wreaking Havoc on Your Crane Cables

    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.

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  • energy chains vs. festoons

    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

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  • Chain breakage is easily detected and solved using smart energy chains1:23

    Chain breakage is easily detected and solved using smart energy chains

    The EC.B break detection sensor from igus® smart plastics division reduces the amount of work of maintenance technicians tasked with looking after crane installations and gantries. This applies from c

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  • How does the Port of Virginia remain a leader in the port industry?8:44

    How does the Port of Virginia remain a leader in the port industry?

    In the ship to shore crane industry, threat of system failure is a constant. With expensive downtime, dangerous maintenance, and 24/7 operation, more and more crane manufacturers and maintenance teams

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  • Busbars vs. energy chains for crane electrification

    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

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  • Port of Virginia Crane Technology [Preview]0:34

    Port of Virginia Crane Technology [Preview]

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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 Reclaimer3:38

    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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