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At this year’s Offshore Europe, igus will be showcasing a variety of its products that meet the demands of the oil and gas industry. 

Products on show will include DNV GL-certified chainflex cables and complementary e-chain cable carriers, as well as the new iglidur X bearing range and multi-purpose tribo-tape. Visitors to the igus stand will be able to see demonstrations of these products.

The company will be situated on Stand 3A130 at the event, which runs from 8–11 September 2015 in Aberdeen.

Products in detail

  • igus energy chains are manufactured from high-performance plastics, making them tough, resistant to corrosion and impact. They offer high UV, temperature and precipitation stability. 
  • Also available in ATEX-ESD-compliant versions, the heavy-duty e-chains have been tested to function consistently, even at extreme temperatures and in adverse weather conditions, making them suitable for supplying energy right to the ocean floor. 
  • In addition, igus will be showing its DNV GL-certified chainflex cables. A number of these cables are also NEK606 offshore rated, meaning they are halogen free and mud resistant.
  • Offering high chemical resistance, great compressive strength and low humidity absorption, the abrasion resistance of iglidur X bearings increases with temperature, making them wear resistant over the entire operating temperature range, from -100°C to +250°C.
  • Available in sizes up to 120mm in diameter, iglidur X is offered as cylindrical sleeve bearings or plain bearings with flange and thrust washers.
  • Another new product being unveiled during the show will be iglidur tribo-tape. Made of a tribologically optimised plastic, the tape is a wear-, media- and temperature-resistant surface lining that can be applied to any working surface to improve sliding properties.
  • tribo-tape is available in two materials: the wear-resistant iglidur A160 for temperatures up to 100°C and the  highly wear-resistant iglidur V400 that withstands upper long-term application temperatures of 200°C and is extremely resistant to chemicals.
  • Available in widths of 120mm and 500mm, igus tribo-tape is only 0.5mm thick (including adhesive back 0.65mm), so the application space requirement is small.

Igus

Igus is the largest producer of reinforced plastic energy chains and injection-moulded polymer bearings. The range of polymer bearings includes Iglidur plain, Igubal spherical and Drylin linear bearings. They offer an excellent price-to-life relationship and are developed under the toughest conditions. They are oil, maintenance and lubrication free, low wear, resistant to dirt and dust, corrosion free and simple to fit. Igus also has the data to precisely predict the lifetime of these bearings within a specific application.

Igus is the largest producer of reinforced plastic energy chains and injection-moulded polymer bearings. The range of polymer bearings includes Iglidur plain, Igubal spherical and Drylin linear bearings. They offer an excellent price-to-life relationship and are developed under the toughest conditions. They are oil, maintenance and lubrication free, low wear, resistant to dirt and dust, corrosion free and simple to fit. Igus also has the data to precisely predict the lifetime of these bearings within a specific application.

Energy chains are the umbilical cord of modern machines. They minimise downtime and protect, support and extend the service life of cables and hoses. The broad range incorporates more than 30,000 innovative, low-cost products. From the smallest ‘micro’ chain to the largest chain in the world, the E4.350, Igus energy chains are capable of long and short travel distances at high speeds in all axes.

Igus also has its own cable series, Chainflex, specially designed with energy chains in mind. They are highly flexible cables, offering a long service life and very small bending radii. A wide range is available, from small signal cables to large power cables, high-speed data cables and glass fibre-optic cables.

The company’s energy chains and Chainlflex cables can be delivered as a fully harnessed and pre-assembled Readychain system, cutting purchasing, warehousing and installation costs.

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