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Caswell Road

Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

Robust energy chains and cables for the mining an bulk handling technology

Robust igus® polymers for bulk material handling and mining

In the area of bulk handling, equipment must function under tough, dirty conditions and continuously work reliably, even in bad weather. igus® offers polymer components for bulk handling which make that possible. These are characterised by their robustness and long service life. These include energy chains, cables and hoses that are used, e.g. in bucket wheel excavators, ship loaders, portal scrapers, wagon tipplers, conveyor belts, lifts, silos and funnels. 

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Suitable products for equipment in bulk handling

e-chain® P4.1

Series P4.1 e-chains
  • Travel lengths of 800 m and more are possible
  • High fill weight of up to 30 kg/m
  • Speeds of up to 10 m/s possible
  • Longer service life due to maintenance-free tribo-polymer plain bearings
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e-chain® 4040RHD/5050RHD

e-chains® series 4040RHD/5050RHD
  • Travel lengths of 1000 m and more are possible
  • Cable loads of up to 50 kg/m are possible
  • Speeds of up to 6 m/s possible
  • Various roller types for optimum application adaption
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24/7 condition monitoring

i.Sense EC.P system
  • Continuous push/pull force measured by a special sensor
  • If the force is exceeded, report if necessary and shutdown the system to prevent damage.
  • Reduces downtime
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Readychain systems

Energy supply systems ready for connection
  • Procurement optimisation: one system, one part number
  • Save time: 95% less harnessing time
  • Reduce assembly time: less machine downtime
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Steel guide trough

Steel guide trough
  • For long travels
  • Very tough and reliable
  • For extreme loads
  • Custom lengths available
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Rotating energy supplies

Rotating energy supply
  • Rotation angle of 540° (on one level)
  • Rotation angles of 900° is possible with MRM version
  • Rotation speed of up to 360°/s
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Motor cable CFCRANE

Motor cable CFCRANE
  • For maximum voltages and outputs
  • Flame-retardant
  • UV resistance
  • Oil resistance
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CFLG.LB fibre optic cable

CFLG.LB fibre optic cable
  • For heaviest-duty applications with 5 x d
  • Gliding application (horizontal) of 400 m
  • UV-resistant
  • TPE outer jacket
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Pneumatic hoses

Pneumatic hose
  • Abrasion-resistant
  • Oil-resistant
  • Coolant-resistant
  • Halogen-free
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Bulk handling and mining success stories

Further information

Stacker & reclaimer

Our alternative to slip rings, cable reels and festoon systems
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Engineering service

From the first sketch to installation and on-site commissioning
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Installation service

Installation service

Find out about our Installation service for our energy chains with all components and guarantee

Long travels

Find out more about our e-chain® systems for long travels of 1,000 metres and more
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