igus e-chains for offshore applications

05 February 2016

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igus e-chains for offshore applicationsA rugged, yet light weight alternative to the traditional steel drag chains used in the offshore industry, igus offshore e-chains make are well suited for harsh environments or those hard-to-access places. Available in a wide selection of sizes, they can accommodate cables and hoses with large diameters safely to the application, whether it’s offshore, on drilling rigs or ships, or in the harbour.

With their tribopolymer structure, offshore e-chains are naturally UV and sea water resistant and, because they are self-lubricating, do not require continued maintenance. Their strength allows hanging applications of up to 200m in length, whilst maintaining a flexible, modular design that is quick and easy to install.

Offshore e-chains can be used in many ways in various offshore applications, including chain-block and e-chain drum versions. ATEX solutions are also available. To watch a short clip showing some of the potential applications where igus offshore e-chains can be used, please visit

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