The holding forces of the separators are now 130 per cent greater than those of the usual locking separators of the E4.1 series. The motion plastics specialist has thus supplemented its extensive product range of safe, low-maintenance and energy-efficient systems in the offshore area, enabling customers to improve the technical performance of their systems and considerably reduce their costs.
In order to move several cables and hoses safely in an energy chain, separators within the individual chain links help to keep the cables and hoses securely in position. In applications where heavy or stiff cables are used, as is frequently the case in offshore applications or on vessels, considerable force is exerted on the separators. "We developed the new locking and clamping separators to provide more safety in this context", explained Harald Nehring,responsible for e-chainsystems at igus. "They can be positioned precisely and fastened to the chain link and cannot be removed without the chain link or separator being destroyed." This also ensures a high degree of loss prevention.
Highly Abrasion-resistant plastic for less weight and more safety.
Injection moulding is used to make the new locking and clamping separators, which are made of the same highly abrasion-resistant plastic that the rest of the energy chain links consist of. "The solutions made of our high-performance plastic are much lighter and easier on the cables than systems with steel chains", said Harald Nehring. "For improved stability, the two available sizes of the new locking and clamping separators are 63 per cent and 78 per cent respectively heavier than the standard locking separators. However, in relation to the total savings of several metric tonnes compared to steel chain systems, this is hardly significant." Due to their robust and corrosion-free, the energy chains from igus are very suitable for use in applications involving high humidity or in contact with oil and grease. In the maritime area, for example, from ships to oil rigs and offshore wind-power stations, igus has been offering safe and reliable customised solutions for more than 20 years, whereby users can achieve weight savings of up to 50 per cent compared to steel chains. At the same time, the users are supported by an experienced partner who supplies complete solutions from a single source and who is there to help them in their work all the way from planning to implementation.
For more details please visit: http://www.igus.in/energychains?C=IN&L=en
About igus India
igus® operations in India started in the year 1998 with head quarters in Bangalore. igus offers widest range of products that includes polymer bearings, igubal® spherical bearings, Twisted Pair Cables etc. which enable them to serve the whole industrial establishments in India from a small work shop to huge industrial establishments.