Aerial lifts and telescopic boom platforms offer little space for safe energy supply, so users like to use energy chains made of high-performance polymers or plastic-steel hybrid energy chains from igus to protect their over-taxed cables and hoses.
igus components designed for guidance, transfer and bearing support on aerial lifts and platforms, such as energy chains and cables as well as polymer plain bearings, linear bearings or sliding plates meet the stringent requirements for components that are subjected to continuous stress in outdoor applications.
As energy chains can do without screws, there are no loose or lost parts due to vibrations. No rusting or jamming as made from polymer. Openable at any point you like and assembled in minutes. Cables with high UV resistance, designed for continuous dynamic use in energy chains with a guarantee of up to 36 months. No greasing or regreasing of bearing points, because our plain and linear bearings as well as sliding plates are completely maintenance-free and lubrication-free.
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Fully harnessed energy supply systems from igus ensure safe guidance of cables and hydraulic hoses in telescopic arms. They consist of energy chains, chainflex cables and hoses, as well as suitable plug-in connectors or required metal attachments.
Energy, data and media cables and hoses must be securely guided in aerial lifts and telescopic boom platforms. Energy chains from igus provide special cable protection not only against external influences, but also against wear, which occurs during the cyclically recurring retraction and extension of the telescopic arms with different lifting speeds.
With the service life calculatoryou can get up to 36 months guarantee
for nearly all igus e-chains.
YE.1 made of polymer and steel is 50% lighter than a chain made only of steel and easy to assemble because it is openable at any point and individual chain links can be replaced.
E4.1L e-chains combine ease of installation, toughness and low weight in one product range. Available in many sizes and with many accessories from stock.
E2.1 e-chains are particularly suitable for very tight installation spaces and short unsupported lengths. Easy to assemble and openable.
See the quality of our products for yourself. The aerial lifts sample box contains a selection of our products for use in telescopic extensions and inclined axes.
chainflex cables withstand the highest bending stresses and make the smallest bend radii up to 4xd cable diameters possible. All chainflex cables have an up to 36-month guarantee.
For medium load and almost complete resistance to oil. For indoor and outdoor applications without direct sun radiation. Unsupported travel lengths up to 20m.
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Demands on lubrication and maintenance add up to high costs. With our self-lubricating polymer plain bearings, sliding plates in telescopic work platforms can be designed to work without lubrication and maintenance. In addition, they are often more cost-effective and durable than metallic solutions.
You will also obtain maintenance and installation services from igus. We install the system with a guarantee, and our smart plastics offer the possibility to equip energy chain systems and bearing points with smart, predictive maintenance.
With our smart plastics, we provide special sensors (isense) and evaluation modules (icom and icom.plus) that measure the conditions of energy chain systems and bearing points, report required maintenance and also interrupt operation before major damage to a system occurs.
The payload plays an important role in many applications with inclined axes or a telescopic function as it may be limited by heavy components. In the case of this telescopic work platform the objective is, for example, to reduce the weight at the basket as far as possible.
The E4.1L e-chain is every robust and light. It not only facilitates longer telescopic applications but permits weight savings of up to 30%. At the same time, the e-chain provides more useful space than predecessor models while the installation space remains unchanged.
When guiding hydraulic lines, the high pressure exerted on the hoses means that increased abrasion of the hose material can be expected in addition to movement. Both factors not only constitute a hazard during operation, they can also lead to failure.
In the case of applications with a telescopic extension or lift mast, there is little space for the energy supply. This means that very tight bend radii are required that cannot be provided by all cables/hoses and energy chains. At the same time, a particularly long service life is demanded.
Telescopic bearing points require regular maintenance and lubrication. This involves constant maintenance work in order to ensure that equipment is safe and functioning properly.
The use of technical iglidur polymers render telescopic bearing points lubrication-free and maintenance-free. You can machine the material yourself or have customised designs manufactured by igus. The service life of iglidur polymers can be calculated online.
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