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Energy-efficient polymer energy chains and cables

Igus’ low maintenance P4 system, originally developed for high-speed container cranes, can travel distances of up to 800m and carry high additional loads of up to 30kg/m. They are used for high speeds of up to 10m/s and the autoglide crossbars ensure safe guidance on very long travel distances. The energy chains offer a long service life and are abrasion resistant. They are suitable for indoor and outdoor crane technology, automated storage and retrieval systems, plant construction, portal robots, materials handling technology, mining and steel works.

The smaller sizes P4.32 and P4.42 in particular are suitable for green machining processes and storage systems. Compared to sliding friction, rolling friction is 75 per cent less, which means they use up to 57 per cent less drive power. Furthermore, plant and machinery manufacturers have significant benefits on loading gantries for automated production processes from 3m/s, and especially from 3.5m/s. On travel distances of 40m-50m, the electricity costs are greatly reduced and higher speeds and accelerations are enabled without increasing the noise level.

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