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Igus has expanded its energy chain and cable assembly and installation service, reducing the lead time to five days and making it available for projects all over the UK.

The company’s experts can install energy-chain systems for any application, saving customers time and money. Each system is also guaranteed for a long period of maintenance-free operation to agreed technical specifications.

The service is designed as an alternative for customers that purchase numerous individual components for self-assembly, which can involve the assembly of the energy chains, inserting the cables and crimping and fitting connectors.

Click on the link above to watch a short video of Igus’s energy-chain assembly and installation.

‘Readychain’ service benefits

  • With the Readychain pre-assembly service, Igus engineers assemble all the parts to the desired specification and test each package thoroughly.
  • The assembly is then rolled onto a drum and delivered to the customer as one part; it can then simply be unrolled at the customer’s site.
  • Customers can install the assembly directly or have the option for Igus engineers to take care of the installation, saving time and money.
  • Igus engineers can typically fit an assembly in a few days, whereas it could take a customer a few weeks.
  • The Igus installed service is a professional, fault-free assembly that prevents unnecessary downtime and is implemented quickly to keep production loss to a minimum.
  • The service reduces logistics expenditure and complication.
  • A system guarantee and final acceptance report for the complete system can be provided.

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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