readychain® - Applications

Preassembled energy supply system for the automation

There is a number of different reasons to opt for the preassembled energy supply systems in the automation of machines and plants. Manufacturing costs are reduced, and sources of defects are almost excluded. The project planning costs lesser, and reliability increases. Application potentials are available, among others, in installation engineering and handling technology, conveyance and storage techniques, or in mechanical engineering.

Fix and ready in the system

The customer hands over his entire procurement logistics, from the procurement of all necessary special parts, plates or machine parts up to the provision of ready-to-install systems on the fixed installation date. The comprehensive product range fulfills almost all customer requirements. In the meantime, over 40,000 individual components, over 600 chain-suitable cables as well as over 2,500 electric components are available from stock. The number of suppliers and orders is reduced for the customer by 75%. He can thus concentrate on his core business and leave the procuring of the numerous individual components to igus® as the system supplier. In this way, the customer requirements are quickly and flexibly met.

smart plastics in use

This is why an Austrian automotive supplier relys on smart plastics von igus® in order to avoid unforeseen failures and machine shutdowns.

smart plastics in use    

Special-purpose vehicle

This special crane is used for the construction of buildings with facades that consist mainly of glass.

Special-purpose vehicle    

Crane technology

In a dumb deposit company in Belgium, the trailing cables have been replaced in two running cranes with e-chains® from igus®.

Crane technology    

BANG Kransysteme

Heat and dust: energy supply in adverse conditions

BANG Kransysteme    

Automated medicine handling

Preassembled energy supply systems are used in the automated handling of medicines.

Automated medicine handling    

Pick-and-place machine

Cables for 400 million strokes in ultra-fast pick-and-place movements.

Pick-and-place machine    

Lift platform in a meat processing plant

This meat processing plant uses lift platforms that enable employees to process meat vertically.

Lift platform in a meat processing plant    

Low-floor tram

Operational safety in low-floor vehicles thanks to chainflex® control cable for extremely small bend radii.

Low-floor tram    

Special machine construction

Energy supply systems demonstrate their reliability even in particularly aggressive environmental conditions in special-purpose machinery construction.

Special machine construction    

Roof structure

Thanks to the construction with e-chains® in the thermal spas in Bad Wörishofen, about 100 meters of cable could be saved and the weight of the roof was reduced.

Roof structure    

Moving cleaner for textile machines

Preassembled energy supply system on moving cleaner for textile machines.

Moving cleaner for textile machines    

Wood industry

The igus® preassembled energy chains create a lasting, low-wear connection to the tools.

Wood industry    

Machining center

Top condition even after 9 years - Preassembled energy supply systems for precision machines working under tough environmental conditions

Machining center    

Fairground rides

The demands on the facility are very high. All parts of the elevator are permanently exposed to wind and weather, and additional centrifugal forces act upon the parts by the 180° rotation.

Fairground rides    

High-speed sheet feeding

igus® E6 energy chains are used at Strohmann GmbH. High-speed sheet feeder makes high demands on energy supply.

High-speed sheet feeding    

Machining centers

By using the universal energy chain® construction kit, significant savings can be achieved in modular CNC machining centers.

Machining centers    

Indoor and outdoor cranes

Outdoor cranes must withstand harsh weather conditions. Indoor cranes also work under alternating moisture influences with simultaneous extremely high temperatures.

Indoor and outdoor cranes    

Loading and unloading facility

Rigorous requirements imposed on the energy supply: Cycle times and narrow bend radii are a considerable strain on energy supply and lines.

Loading and unloading facility    

Wood and sandwich processing

Here an energy supply system was developed from standard parts, whose piggyback system at last allocates a
defined place for the large volume suction hoses.

Wood and sandwich processing    

Automation

Use without limits - Preassembled energy supply system for the automation.

Automation    

Machine tool manufacture

From special design to standard model - Preassembled energy supply systems reduce the costs in machine tool making in the long term.

Machine tool manufacture    

Machining center

The ready-to-install assembled energy supply system is perfectly aligned to the high demands of the machine tool industry.

Machining center    

CNC automatic lathes

Pre-assembled e-chain systems® increase machine availability in CNC automatic lathes.

CNC automatic lathes    

Crane system

Cranes on the chain - Energy supply system in heavy duty use since 12 years.

Crane system    

Wood-sawing machines

Unlike in former times, the Homag-Sawtech AG has virtually no more complaints.

Wood-sawing machines    

Crane system

In the crane system, the requirements on the operating safety are especially high due to the long travels. Expensive shut downs and downtimes must be avoided in any case.

Crane system    

Special machine construction

For this milling machine only energy chains were considered that could satisfy the complex requirements occasioned by the high feed rates and the bend radii.

Special machine construction    

Measuring system for extruder

Instrumentation and control system in blown film extrusion.

Measuring system for extruder    

Laser cutting machines

Because of the high demands on dynamics, the energy chain had to be stable, strong and not too heavy. The chain experiences very high lateral acceleration particularly on the Y-axis.

Laser cutting machines    

Crane system

In crane construction, energy supply systems frequently prove their technical and economic strengths. Flexibility, variability and a space-saving installation are only some of the most important criteria.

Crane system    

Indoor crane

Pre-assembled energy supply systems for customized indoor cranes.

Indoor crane    

Special machine construction

Preassembled energy supply systems come into operation here. They provide the edge to cut down the cost of the process.

Special machine construction    

Lighting crossbeams

Stroke movements of 36m height of a lighting crossbeam at the Royal Opera, London.

Lighting crossbeams    

Wood processing
machine

There is little space available and the cables are strongly stressed due to the complex movements.

Wood processing machine    

Shipyard crane

Energy supply systems for shipyard cranes successfully in operation since six years.

Shipyard crane    

Glass processing machine

Delivered complete with guide plate ready to install in a glass processing machine.

Glass processing machine    

Ship loader

Since the ship loader started operations in 2000, no troubles, either mechanical or in the cables, have occurred in the energy chain area.

Ship loader    

Handling system

Robotic handling system for circuit boards. Flexible energy supply system in use in clean room technology.

Handling system    

Measuring system for extruder

Measuring and regulating system in the area of blown film extrusion

Measuring system for extruder    

Wood processing
machine

These applications are dependent on a compact energy supply system, for which the accumulating wood chips do not matter.

Wood processing machine    

Mobile welding carrier

The destination point for the energy and control is variable and can lie at a height of ten meters.

Mobile welding carrier    

Workpiece storage location

This workpiece storage location is designedfor automated shift operation. At the same time, the energy supply mustbe provided in all four axes of motion(three linear axes and one rotational axis).

Workpiece storage location    

Labeler for forwarding labels

This device prints forwarding labels and sticks them onto packed pallets.

Labeler for forwarding labels    
Further interesting applications from extremely diverse areas can be found here.

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