Roller e-chain system capable of carrying longer lengths

20th July 2016
Posted By : Anna Flockett
Roller e-chain system capable of carrying longer lengths

Long travel distances can pose a challenge to cable management. Especially as greater cable weights and higher travel speeds are now being demanded by the crane builders. However the igus P4 system e-chain allows implementation of a reliable energy supply system capable of long lengths of up to 800m, while handling heavy fill weights of up to 30kg/m and at speeds of 10m/s.

This low maintenance e-chain system is suitable for crane or conveyor applications. The tribo-optimised plastic rollers are mounted such that the upper run rollers travel past the lower run rollers, not over them as in previous designs, reducing vibration and noise. Comb-like auto glide crossbars securely guide the energy chain, even at high speed and high fill weights. An additional benefit of using the P4 e-chain is that energy consumption is considerably lower, as the required driving force is more than halved when compared to conventional alternatives.

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