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Igus has developed a modular rack designed to enable the quick transportation and installation of pre-installed energy-chain cable-carrier systems.


According to the company, the rack is suitable for safely mounting and transporting an entire pre-configured energy-chain system directly and precisely to the customer’s machine interface.


The rack consists of a telescopic frame and braces that are made from galvanised steel and it can be extended and adapted to suit a range of installations.


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Key benefits



  • The new rack system is claimed to reduce the amount of time and effort required to carry out installation processes.

  • Each rack can be constructed within a couple of hours, and because of the modular design it is easy to add or remove components at any time to suit the machine.

  • Unlike conventional welded racks, the custom-made parts are reusable, which eliminates the need for disposal and reproduction.

  • The new system enables manufacturers to reduce their processing costs, which in this case are mainly personnel.

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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