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Igus has introduced the Pikchain, a continually revolving chain with integrated cable and hose supply to drive and control actuators individually. Pikchain is particularly suitable for the woodworking industry, enabling concurrent running tasks such as drilling, stacking, milling, destacking, coating, drying and sorting to be carried out much faster.

This enables engineers to increase output by up to 30 per cent, according to Igus.

Pikchain’s continuous circular motion makes it more efficient than conventional handling and conveyor applications. Other systems that use linear motions for pick-and-place tasks are inefficient, Igus said, as they lose time to wasted start and return runs.

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Product information

  • Pikchain is vibration free and can move smoothly at a continuous speed of 2–3m/sec
  • Maintenance-free travel of up to 30m can also be achieved
  • Maximum load per transport chain link is approximately 5kg
  • Each link can be controlled individually

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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