Offshore Europe returns to Aberdeen this year from the 5th-8th of September during which igus will showcase its vast range of offshore products. On the stand (5A21), igus will be exhibiting its giant cable carrier; primarily developed for demanding applications on offshore oil-drilling platforms the carrier can withstand exposure to ice, wind, storms, salt water, oil and drilling mud.
E4 energy chains can also bear heavy loads and have easy-to-remove crossbars so cables and hoses can be replaced quickly. The E4.350 can move nearly 15m up and down, which guarantees any heavy hydraulic hoses and cables are protected and guided when a drilling rig is skidded on to an oil platform, or during a drilling head’s stroke, for example.
Along with cable management systems igus will showcase the drylin W linear guide system, which is well suited for harsh environments such as underwater or where chemicals are present. Available in 316 stainless steel, the drylin W is corrosion resistant in many aggressive environments; the guide system can also withstand extreme temperatures as high as 250degC. Additional features include low noise and weight, as well as resistance to the ingress of dirt. It can be delivered preassembled for easy installation.
The iglidur X bearing material, also on show, is not just resistant to the ingress of dirt, it is also chemical and petrochemical resistant. This material is suitable for use in pumps, replacing the traditional PTFE-coated bearings that can, in certain circumstances, contaminate the fuel or damage the shaft, ensuring a longer service life. iglidur X is a good material for use in application environments, such as extreme operating temperatures from -100 to +250degC and aggressive chemicals.
Throughout the Offshore Europe show, the igus team will be available on stand 5A21 to take visitors through the benefits and potential applications of their bearing products and cable management systems. To arrange an appointment, please email Hannah Durrant: , and for further information, please visit www.igus.co.uk.