STS container cranes: new heavy-duty roller chain from igus helps future-proof tomorrow’s ports

Published on: 01/11/2022

The P4HD.56.R energy chain designed for container cranes is built for long travel distances, high speeds, heavy cable fills and Industry 4.0 connectivity to prevent costly failures Container cranes in busy commercial ports will be even faster and more powerful in the future. In response igus has launched P4HD.56. R – a new heavy-duty energy […]


Save water in farming with roller e-chain for targeted irrigation

Published on: 18/10/2022

A new precision irrigation carriage can reduce water and fertiliser consumption by up to 75%, and an igus e-chain in a trough guides hoses with an additional energy saving. The aim of the precision irrigation carriage made by Rathmakers Gartenbautechnik is to use the right amount of water while also conserving groundwater resources. The new […]


World’s first driven e-chain system for very long travels, by igus

Published on: 04/10/2022

igus’s new, drive-chain has high dynamics, integral load support, long service life and can save up to six tons of weight for port cranes. Commercial port operations use rail-bound Automated Stacking Cranes (ASC) to process high volumes of shipping containers. These, and other applications that require long e-chain travels, will benefit from a new drive-chain […]


VOTW- Want to go racing? Greaves 3D and igus® bring racing to students at Northampton university

Published on: 30/09/2022

igus®, Greaves 3D Engineering and the University of Northampton came together to introduce the new racing simulator. This has been developed by Greaves 3D Engineering and features approx 45 igus® components from; bearings, linear rails, drives to various types of e-chains®. These racing simulators are being used as part of the esports BSc degree course […]


VOTW-Contactless system monitoring- Predictive maintenance with igus®

Published on: 23/09/2022

At igus® we are always trying to improve what moves and with our Smart plastic range, we are trying to go one step further, improves what moves BEFORE it breaks! In this week’s video of the week, we show why Smart Plastics can prevent breakdowns and are quick and easy to use. To view the […]


Seven-in-one to go: new chainflex series for e-loop saves 35% cable cost in hanging service loops

Published on: 13/09/2022

Tested, safe cable package with motor, data and hybrid cables for offshore e-loop, from igus igus has developed the e-loop, a chain to support hanging installations in extremely challenging applications, such as deep drilling oil and gas rigs. The extremely robust energy chain system safely guides cables vertically and is already replacing more and more […]


World’s first e-chain made of 100% recycled material: igus drives circular economy forward  

Published on: 16/08/2022

Conserving resources and extending the product life cycle are the objectives of the new igus cradle-chain E2.1.CG, which saves 28% CO2 versus current e-chain production.  From cradle to cradle: The goal of the circular economy is to return consumables to the biological or technical cycle in order to conserve valuable resources and raw materials, retain […]


First monitoring system­ for robot e-chains detects chain breakages and prevents further damage

Published on: 03/08/2022

The new i.Sense TR. B sensor from igus enables condition monitoring for triflex R energy chains in multi-axis applications Whether welding, painting, soldering or palletizing: industrial robots work dynamically. A flexible 3D energy chain such as the triflex R from igus allows robot cables to be guided safely. To detect potential chain breaks caused by […]


VOTW- Smart plastics- be in control!

Published on: 22/07/2022

Make your energy chain system intelligent. Adding a sensor unit to your machine helps prevent breakdowns, can save you time and money and keep your production line running. The i.Sense EC.W system allows a direct connection from the energy chain system to the control, offers real-time monitoring of the e-chain wear and ensures continuous supply. […]


Use, recycle, reuse: igus makes e-chain recycling even easier

Published on: 12/07/2022

igus installs and now also removes old energy chains for customers Since 2019 igus has given old energy chains a second life by recycling them under the “chainge” recycling program. Now the motion plastics specialist is going one step further. Because an upgrade often means installing a whole new system, igus removes old energy chains […]