Narrow compact spaces and fast movement in lanes, such as in storage and retrieval units, are common usage scenarios for busbar systems. Their big disadvantage: they can normally only be used for energy transmission, are hard to clean and maintenance is cumbersome. In order to be able to supply not only energy but also data, fluids and air simultaneously in the horizontal and vertical directions, igus has developed the micro flizz energy supply system - the alternative to busbar systems. With this, speeds of up to 6m/s and accelerations of up to 4m/s are2possible.
The micro flizz consists of a plastic energy chain that travels in an aluminium channel. In addition to highly flexible chainflex control, data and motor cables for tight bend radii, the energy chain can also guide hoses as well as fibre optic cable with data rates of up to 10GBit/s. If the user wants to monitor the transmission characteristics of his used bus cable, igus now offers the option of using the intelligent CF.D system in the micro flizz. The smart plastics innovation detects changes to the transmission characteristics of the cable in advance and provides timely information about an essential replacement. Therefore maintenance is planned in advance and an unexpected shutdown is avoided.
micro flizz - the alternative to busbar systems - is used in the multitasking tool "Hummingbird" in the agricultural industry for irrigation and the supply of fertilizer in the fields. Fibre optic cables, bus and control cables and hoses are guided in one complete system.
Energy supply systems of the series micro flizz by igus are used in a production line in the food industry, where different container formats are manufactured. They guarantee secure guidance and fulfil all hygienic standards of the food industry due to their special assembly.
With various power supply options available and a range of application requirements to take into consideration, making a choice of which type of system to implement can be difficult. It is essential to consider the benefits and disadvantages of prospective energy supply systems before deciding which is best. Unlike steel systems, plastic cable carriers by igus are designed to resist abrasion and corrosion.