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Long-lasting energy supply for gantry cranes

They have been designed for the overhead moving of loads within a building, such as in production and assembly areas: gantry cranes. As they are fixed to the building, they allow for three directions of movement, which cables, hoses and energy supplies also have to follow. The aim is to minimise downtime and maintenance effort and maximise the system's functional reliability, not only due to economic aspects, but also with regard to occupational safety. Due to the individual building conditions and areas of application, gantry cranes are usually custom-made, from the crane runway to the energy supply system. Our energy supply systems have been developed for different operating conditions, but also for the various standards of the international markets. They are designed in an optimal way, as a complete system or individual component, and with a predictable service life.

Indoor crane

Benefits of igus products:

  • Low noise and low vibration
  • Less installation space and lower weight
  • Service life calculation
  • Fast delivery
  • Easy assembly
  • Cost-effective and low-maintenance
  • Complete system or individual components with no minimum order quantity


White paper: efficient energy supply systems for cranes in steel plants

Modern steel production takes place in steel plants with increasingly high levels of integration. What technical challenges result from this for the transport and conveyor plant used, especially for the cranes in steel plants? How can an energy supply be achieved that is both reliable and efficient? There are two options: festoons and energy chains. What system has more advantages?

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New products in 2021

Cost-effective e-chain without guide trough

Energy and data transmission installed in one hour

▲ Tech up
  • Energy, data, air and liquids in ONE system
  • 50% floor remains free, no guide trough needed
▼ Cost down
  • Assembly times 88% shorter than those for a conventional standard solution with guide troughs
  • Less maintenance and cleaning requirements

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Modular system for flexible reeling, loop-free & compact

MTW cables for e-chain® AND cable rack

Complete system for long travels, aluminium or galvanised. Steel

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Durable products for indoor cranes

e-spool cable guidance

e-spool | Alternative to the cable drum

  • Prevents tensile strain on the cables
  • Energy supply in all directions with an e-chain
  • Space - saving design
  • Guide various diameters and media

Series 2600 energy supply for bridge cranes

E2/000 energy supply

  • Easy opening and insertion of cables
  • Quick assembly
  • Robust and long-lasting
  • Always secure seating of the separators

E2000 energy supply with rollers

Rolling energy supply

  • Rolling instead of gliding 
  • Especially suitable for long travels.
  • Suitable for high travel speeds
  • Available as ready-to-fit, harnessed system

Liftband for vertical energy supply

Liftband

  • Lightweight and space-saving cable guidance
  • Speeds up to 1m/s
  • Acceleration up to 2 m/s2
  • Max. extension length 13m

isense energy chain control system

isense energy chain control system

  • e-chains and cables sense their need for maintenance
  • The plant's status can be called up online
  • Maintenance messages straight to your smart phone
  • Automatic ordering of spare parts an option

chainflex cables

chainflex cables

  • Developed for maximum load
  • Torsion-resistant cables
  • Suitable for very tight bend radii
  • 36 month chainflex guarantee

guidefast guide trough

guidefast guide rails

  • Reliable guidance of energy supply
  • Short installation times
  • Long-term test passed to withstand vibration and strength
  • Makes welding of panels obsolete

guidefast control - cable guidance for control pendants

guidefast control

  • Easy cable guidance for control pendants
  • No tangling of cables
  • Connector individually adaptable to pendant switch
  • Short installation times

Guide trough for energy chains and cables

Guide trough

  • Easy, flexible assembly
  • Glide strip protects from wear
  • Suitable for long travels
  • Light weight

EC.PP trough-integrated path measurement system

The quick and easy to install position measuring system for every type of crane. Provide your crane with millimetre-accurate positioning and also create the possibility of integrating other smart plastics products, which further increases the safety and performance of the system.  


Easy and quick to install

guidefast assembly The guidefast guide trough is ideal for moving motor cables on the crane. In the trough, an energy chain with the cables travels from A to B, thus ensuring a long service life, even with continuous load and the smallest bend radii.The guidefast can be installed on the crane in four simple steps:
  • Attach bracket
  • Connect the guide trough and screw on
  • Insert energy chain with cable and fasten
  • Connect trough joints with the help of clips
The guidefast control assembly The guidefast control cable guidance for crane control pendants is installed in a flash. The cables of the control pendant are guided in an energy chain, which maximises their life and minimises cable tangling.The guidefast control can be mounted on the crane in five simple steps:
  • Attach bracket
  • Connect guidefast guide troughs and screw on
  • Insert energy chain with cable and fasten
  • Insert guide carriage and connect with energy chain
  • Attach end stopper

Tested for real-world applications in the industry's largest test laboratory

Take a peek into the chainflex and e-chains test laboratory Have a look at our test laboratory for chainflex cables and e-chains, where tests are run for 10 billion cycles every year.
Long travels in field test In the case of long travels, e-chains are subjected to field testing with the help of sensors.

igus products being used successfully in indoor cranes


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Port Cranes

Energy chain systems for long service life of ship-to-shore cranes, RTGs and so on.

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