Allowing for lateral offset at the moving end, the floating tow-arm (FTA) from igus ensures smooth running of energy chains in a guide trough by floating from side-to-side to compensate for misalignment in the system. The igus FTA system is suitable for a variety of applications; in particular for ‘ship-to-shore’ container cranes where the system can accommodate for play in the trolley wheels and rails.
Offering stress-free movement along the entire travel distance, which can be up to 100m, the FTA system extends operational lifetime of the system and can handle speeds up to 2m/s.
Small, lightweight and cost effective, the FTA system from igus is compatible with the company’s “PPDS basic” unit for remote condition monitoring; this helps prevent damage and downtime on gliding applications with smaller energy chains.
Like all other igus products the FTA system is tested extensively to ensure high reliability and performance, and is readily available in a wide range of options. To watch a short clip on the igus FTA system, follow this link: www.igus.co.uk/FTA.