e-loop - questions and answers
How can I guide energy reliably and safely in deep drilling rigs? What is the alternative to the service loop?
With the e-loop, igus has developed an alternative to the service loop that can safely guide cables with large cross sections and heavy weight in hanging applications. The energy supply system is a round, three-dimensional modular system that can move strain-relieved cables with a defined bend radius. The cables can be to be inserted individually and replaced quickly in case of maintenance. The chain links can also be replaced at any time.
How does the e-loop absorb forces?
The new energy supply system from igus is built around a high-tensile plastic rope that absorbs the tensile forces of the cables. The rope is composed of a synthetic plastic fibre and is therefore shatterproof, weather-resistant, flexible and corrosion-free. The e-loop can absorb weights up to 220 kilonewtons with the rope.
How can I exchange the cables in the e-loop?
Unhook, lay down, unscrew, exchange cable(s), screw shut, remount. That's all it takes regarding maintenance thanks to the simple modular setup of the energy chain. Just in case you should always have a replacement chain at hand to avoid downtime.
How does igus deliver the e-loop and how does the installation work?
igus delivers the e-loop however you prefer: either completely assembled or harnessed, on a drum or pallet. There is a defined thread at the end of the e-loop; what is mounted on it, depends on your requirements. Our installation team is happy to take care of the assembly.
How are components prevented from falling down?
The individual chain links are all secured with screw connections, so that no component can fall down.
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