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Energy chains

Small investment, big impact: Contactless monitoring of igus cables in e-chains

Published on: 21/06/2022

i.Sense CF.D sensors detect defects in chainflex bus and data cables, preventing expensive machinery downtime. Smart monitoring of bus and data cables from igus has entered the next phase with igus i.Sense CF.D monitoring sensors. They check the electrical condition of chainflex cables in e-chain systems, with no contact and without interfering with existing cable […]

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VOTW-Energy chains in the world’s second largest sea lock!

Published on: 27/05/2022

Sea locks commonly use festoon systems and with that can come issues with maintenance. This is why customers are changing from festoon systems to igus® energy chains. In this week’s video of the week, the igus® e-chain® is shown powering the sea lock with ease. After retrofitting in 2006, replacing a festoon system, a further […]

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Game-changing product launch at new expo as igus redefines transport

Published on: 25/05/2022

Renowned globally for engineering innovation, igus is set to exceed expectations with a head-turning, maintenance-free product that will really shake up the way we travel. The future of transportation is here! It is true, this claim has been made many times before, but innovation leaders igus believe they have created a real breakthrough in low-cost […]

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Plastic guide channel protects cables with smallest bending radii and saves costs

Published on: 19/04/2022

New small rotary module for robots, handling and camera systems saves up to 73% cost It’s lightweight, compact and made entirely of plastic: the new Polymer Rotation Module (or PRM) rotary energy supply system from igus. igus has now developed a system comprising a polymer energy chain and a low-friction plastic guide channel especially for […]

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VOTW- Pick and place with Low-cost robotics

Published on: 01/04/2022

Pick and place applications are becoming increasingly popular within companies wanting to automate processes. These can be simple movements to complex actions but fundamentally the movements all need the same thing… to be smooth running. In this weeks’ video of the week, you can see how igus® products ranging from energy chains to linear gantries […]

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VOTW-Moving energy made easy!

Published on: 10/02/2022

Who said moving energy had to be difficult! With igus® energy chains, not only do we make it easy, but we also make it possible to go circular! Whatever the movement, horizontal, vertical or circular, igus® can help as you can see in this week’s video of the week. To view the video, click here […]

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VOTW- moving energy made easy- Long travels

Published on: 27/01/2022

Moving cable applications with different orientations can cause designers issues. How can you get moving power vertically/horizontally/rotationally? With the range of energy chain variations available with igus®, there is a solution for your application. In this week’s video of the week, you can see the different vertical options for long horizontal travels. Options ensuring power […]

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Compact and bijou: The e-spool flex mini guides cables safely and saves space

Published on: 26/01/2022

Compact, desktop energy supply system from igus transmits power, data and media without interruption, and without a slip ring It is 169mm high, 163mm long, 78mm deep and weighs only 200 grammes, making the e-spool flex mini from igus one of the smallest and lightest cable and hose reels in the world. It carries energy, […]

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No dramas: Reliable energy supply for various stage technology demands with igus e-chains and e-spools

Published on: 18/01/2022

Complicated stage applications can be implemented even in confined spaces and with high loads using moving energy supply systems such as the e-spool and the zig-zag systems. The challenge for every stage and set builder is to design and build the perfect stage. Every job is different because stages are not off-the-shelf. Every stage is […]

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From e-chains to Storm Boards: igus’s circular product lifecycle

Published on: 06/01/2022

Energy chains or e-chains are used to protect and guide moving cables and hoses, ensuring reliable power and data supply for moving machinery. They can be found in hundreds of industrial applications from offshore oil platforms to machine tools, from cranes to theatres, from elevators, to vehicle doors. e-chains made by motion plastics specialist igus […]

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