High speeds, long travels and compact installation spaces: every two years, igus GmbH bestows the vector award, with which fascinating and creative energy chain applications are honoured. This year, 266 entries from 32 countries were received.
Side-mounted igus energy chain, ensures reliable energy supply in high-speed lightweight linear robots.
Guiding energy safely on long travels and at a low cost: this was the goal behind the development of the igus autoglide 5. The new energy chain system is specifically designed for horizontal use in intralogistics and on crane systems.
With the online service life calculator, users can now determine the guaranteed operating time of their e-chain and obtain a certificate.
The advantages and disadvantages of two industrial energy supply systems
Power supply in overhead cranes: energy chains vs. festoons
The number of passengers on public transport has been increasing steadily for 20 years. This is good news for the industry, but also an increasing load on the rail network, trains, trams and equipment. Durable components are required that can withstand such high requirements and yet meet stringent fire safety standards.
New universal clamp for energy chains and protective hoses ensures increased safety at work with all collaborative robots
Quick and easy configuration of complete energy supply systems now ensured by the igus e-chain expert. With the newly developed online tool, users can design their own guaranteed ready-to-connect energy chain system in just a few steps.
Thanks to an optimised design, the e-spool can now extend cables and hoses up to 21 metres without the need of a motor.