Energy chains are used in various industries and applications. Their task is to supply energy and data to moving power consuming equipment safely and reliably. Such equipment is constantly in motion and has to function reliably in difficult ambient conditions as well as under high levels of loads and at high speeds.
LOXIN decided in favour of the motion plastic specialist igus, which had exactly the right solution in the form of its triflex product range . These hose-like protective cages made of wear-resistant plastic follow even the more extreme 3D movements of industrial robots. The cables are protected against the mechanical stress caused by tensile load, torsion and expansion.
Compared to the previously installed festoon systems, e-chain systems of the 5050RHD series reduce the necessary cable lengths and the installation space needed. The 5050RHD series is used in the large lignite excavator in the Czech Republic. The travels amount to 615m.
Beyer Maschinenbau GmbH was looking for an energy supply system that provides the stability and durability needed in its machines for the beverage industry. The E4.1L energy supply system from igus meets more than these requirements. Due to its design, it is easy to fill and assemble while being cable-friendly at the same time. It therefore shortens assembly times and ensures long-lasting cables.
Thanks to a Kanban procedure, the customer receives the ready-to-install energy chain systems just-in-time at the installation location, as a result of which installation times are reduced and parts do not have to be stored.
An automotive supplier from Austria relies on igus smart plastics for these assembly lines in order to increase dependability and implement predictive maintenance.
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