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P4 roller e-chain for cranes and conveyors

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Cranes are prominent features on most container terminals, offloading modular containers from cargo ships and placing them onto trains or trucks. Very long travel distances can pose a challenge to cable management, especially as greater cable weights and higher travel speeds are now being demanded by the crane builders.

P4 roller e-chain for cranes and conveyorsThe igus P4 system e-chain allows implementation of a reliable, quiet, energy supply system capable of long lengths of up to 800m, while handling heavy fill weights of up to 30kg/m and at speeds of 10m/s.

This low maintenance e-chain system is well suited for crane or conveyor applications. The tribo-optimised plastic rollers are mounted such that the upper run rollers travel past the lower run rollers, not over them as in previous designs, reducing vibration and noise. Comb-like auto glide crossbars securely guide the energy chain, even at high speed and high fill weights. An additional benefit of using the P4 e-chain is that energy consumption is considerably lower, as the required driving force is more than halved when compared to conventional alternatives.

To watch a short clip on the P4 e-chain, please follow this link: www.igus.co.uk/p4role-chain.

 
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