In the area of crane systems, safe and fault-free cable guidance is extremely important for functional safety. As demands on travel distances, speeds, accelerations and precision are steadily increasing, the energy supply system and the cables must be able to withstand ever increasing loads. Installation, operation and maintenance should require a minimum of time and anticipated downtime. "Off-the-peg solutions" for indoor cranes and bridge cranes are rarely an option. Especially in the international market with its different conditions and standards, crane manufacturers and end users require multifunctional machines and variable components that can be easily adapted to the respective situation. All these requirements are met by igus with its versatile and extremely durable energy supply systems.
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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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In their hot rolling mill, Thyssen Krupp uses a slab transport crane from BANG Kransysteme GmbH & Co. KG, which is equipped with rolling energy supply systems from igus. The use with constant movement, small installation space, high temperatures and high dirt is no problem for the energy supply systems from igus. Temperatures around 70°C are reached even under the roof. No problem for the chainflex cables used. They are all equipped with a TPE jacket that can withstand high temperatures.
In many indoor cranes, the energy supply is implemented by means of loosely suspended festoonings that travel with the crane. By using igus energy chains, the required installation space can be reduced many times over, for example, to an installation space of 300 x 500 mm. By safely guiding the chain in a trough, the risk of failure of the entire system is also minimised.
The e-spool® energy guide is a modular system. In this application, it could therefore be adapted individually to the requirements. Advantages for the user in this case were that the e-spool® energy supply is very space-saving, since the energy supply systems are right on the crane.
In this waste incineration plant, the cables on the bridge crane are guided by igus' long-lasting e-chains. Since the e-chains are very tough, they are not easily intimidated by the harsh and dirty environmental conditions.
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