Port and Terminal Cranes
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.
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
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.
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
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
Guidefast System Unboxing Overview
Wondering what comes in our Guidefast System Box? Here's what to expect when you order a Guidefast System for your EOT Crane. For more information, visit https://www.igus.com/info/industries-indoor
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
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
Installation of an igus® guidefast control system on a crane girder
This video walks through the installation of an igus® guidefast® trough on a crane girder.
Guidefast for Indoor Crane Applications
Crane Industry Solutions
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.
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.
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
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
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
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