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The oil and gas industry with igus® motion plastics

Moving energy supply systems that function under extreme conditions

Dirt, saltwater, vibrations, extreme temperatures, high levels of mechanical stress and the risk of explosion are the most frequently occurring problems that impair the performance of drilling equipment and other devices used for oil and gas extraction. In such surroundings, where downtime is costly, the energy chains from igus® offer the performance characteristics needed to ensure smooth and continuous operation.

Benefits of igus products:

  • Systems supplier for complete systems
  • 100% corrosion-free, resistant to seawater and heavy duty tested
  • Maintenance-free for 24/7 use
  • Longer service life, e.g. compared to steel chains and service loops
  • Weight-saving of up to 70% compared with steel chains
  • Lower costs and increase safety of equipment
e-loop energy chain for top drive applications
Hybrid cable for hanging applications
Hybrid energy chains in new dimensions
e-loop iSet

Sophisticated engineering made simple.Just 3 clicks to the complete set

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Modular e-loop energy chain system

The alternative to the service loop to guide cables safely in hanging applications. Ideal for three-dimensional applications.
  • Combines the advantages of a plastic energy chain with those of a high-strength pull rope.
  • Inside the chain, the pull rope transfers the tensile forces to the mounting brackets and the structure. As a result, the cables are kept completely free of strain.
  • Convenient: individual cables can be replaced.
More information about the e-loop

Application areas

motion plastics for oil and gas industry

e-chain® series E4.1
  • Robust and up to 70% lighter than steel
  • Special interior separation system prevents parts from falling out
  • Modular design
e-chain® series E4.1
e-chain® Series E4.350
  • Tried and tested for heavy loads up to 650kg/m
  • Also suitable for use with cantilever skids
  • Up to 50% lighter than steel chains
e-chain® series E4.350
Offshore chain (OSC)
  • Cables always in reach 
  • Tensile forces of up to 187kN possible
  • Cable protection in extremely adverse conditions
Offshore chain OSC
Harnessed cables
  • Ready-to-connect cables, also with EX-connectors
  • Tested according to industry standards
Harnessed cables
Harnessed energy supply modules
  • 95% less harnessing time
  • Reduce assembly time
  • Plug & play solutions, e.g. for top drives
Harnessed energy chain systems
RBR rotating energy supply
  • Rotation systems with up to 900° rotation
  • Easy integration into the customer's structure
  • Extended system guarantee possible
RBR rotating energy supply

Predictive maintenance

More safety with smart plastics

Smart plastics, intelligent e-chains, or plain and linear bearings report the maintenance date during operation and integrate seamlessly into your processes.
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • Eliminate unplanned downtime
  • Extend service life
  • Improve equipment efficiency
  • Save time - faster detection of the reason for anomalies
Tech up and cost down with smart plastics

e-loop white paper

White paper

High-performance polymer solutions for drilling rigs

The flexibility of polymers has made energy chains and energy supply systems a valued asset in the oil and gas industry. What are the advantages of igus energy supply systems in top drive systems? What differentiates them from other solutions, such as festoons or service loops?

Download e-loop white paper now

Energy chain solutions in drilling rigs

igus energy chains used in a drilling rig
Use of igus energy chains in land drilling rigs
Complete solutions for limited installation space in robot-controlled drilling systems

What is the fastest way to replace cables in e-loops? Heavy duty for e-chains - what does that actually mean? You can find interesting contributions about our products in the oil and gas industry in the igus blog.
Take a look now!


Engineering service

Engineering service

From the first sketch up to the ready-to-install product.  
Assembly service


Installation of energy chains with all components, with guarantee
Test laboratory


3,800m² test laboratory. Outdoor test area, climate chamber, customised tests.


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