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Heavy Plastics - Bulkhandling applications

40 years' experience

igus® is a specialist in the area of plastic research and can look back on 40 years of experience here. Specially developed high-performance plastics enable the use of igus® e-chains® in almost all application areas. Whether it be damp, dirt, chips, heat or cold, we have the solution for every requirement and completely avoid the use of steel or other metals in our e-chains® materials. In an increasing number of heavy duty areas, steel systems are being successfully replaced by igus® plastic e-chains® due to their exceptional suitability.
 

State your requirements and we fulfil them:

Resistant to corrosion

Cost-efficient, modular design

Long life at minimum maintenance costs

Resistance against dirt, chemicals and high temperatutres

Proven, tested material with igus® system garantee

Low weight with high stability

TÜV certified


 
That is only a few points that we consider when selecting and designing your "heavy-duty system". See all the things for yourself that are possible in the heavy-duty area with igus® - plastics for longer life®.

product examples

energychainsystems®

Strong, reliable energy supplies
E4.1

e.g.: system E4.1 - up to 350 mm inner height and 600 kg/m fill weight

 
P4.32

e.g.: rol e-chain®: for longer lifetime in dust

 
E4 5050AX

e.g.: E4 5050AX: special series for applications in fine dust areas

 

igus® chainflex® cables …

chainflex® cables & water hoses for e-chains®
CF340

chainflex® CF340 motor cable TPE for heavy duty applications

 
CF_Air

chainflex® CF.Air pneumatic hose for maximum load requirements

 
CF9

chainflex® CF9 control cable TPE for heavy duty applications

 
CFLG.G

chainflex® CFLG.G fiber optic cable TPE for heavyduty applications

 

Standardized guide troughs …

For long travel or circular motion
850m

Long travel up to 850 m with igus® guide troughs

 
1260

Circular movements up to 1260° „out of the box“

 

Application examples

Stackers and reclaimers

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USA

 
Photo of a reclaimer

USA

 
Photo of a reclaimer

USA

 

strip-mining excavator

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strip-mining excavator

 
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strip-mining excavator

 
Photo of a strip-mining excavator

strip-mining excavator

 

Tripper cars / spreaders

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Spreaders

 
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Energy chain at the deployment location

 
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Exterior view

 
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Chile

 
Photo of a spreader

Chile

 
Photo of a spreader

Chile

 

Bucket wheel reclaimer

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Bucket wheel reclaimer

 
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Bucket wheel reclaimer

 
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Bucket wheel reclaimer

 

Shipunloader

Ship unloading crane

Application of e-chain® systems in ship unloader

Ship unloading crane    

Ship unloader

441 m travel: Reduction of tensile forces by about 75%.

Ship unloader    

Power plants

The longest travel with plastic energy chain

e-chain® travel of 615 m exceeds the longest so far in the port of Singapore.

The longest travel with plastic energy chain    

Power plants

The high-performance plastics developed by igus® enable the use of e-chain systems® in almost all application areas.

Power plants    

Coal silo

Lower weight and space requirements than alternative solutions for conveying coal.

Coal silo    

Coal transport system

The motors in this system need a large number of cables.

Coal transport system    

Coal excavator

Long travel distances and all-weather use for the energy-supply on a coal excavator.

Coal excavator    

Taconite mine

The next long distance with a plastic chain: 550 m.

Taconite mine    

Coal-fired power plant

Operation in severe dust. The energy chains are employed in trolley and crane, the crane drive arranged in the opposite direction.

Coal-fired power plant    

Coal-fired power plant

e-chain system® for a coal unloader. Operating since three years without any problem.

Coal-fired power plant    

Wagon tippler

Lignite quarrying

The wagon makes a 180° turn and empties into the coal bunker. The energy chain secures the energy supply of the rotating device.

Lignite quarrying    

More application examples

 

Czech Republic. Enclosed e-chain system® directly on coal conveyor.

 

Czech Republic. Porici company CEZ a.s. power supply for coal transportation.

 

Czech Republic. Ventilation machine in underground storage facility of a power station.

 

Czech Republic. Ventilation machine in lime works.

 

Germany. BASF in Ludwigshafen, scraper for fertilizer, since 1998, e-chain®: 4040.32.250.0

 

Long distance in a bulk goods storage facility

More applications from different sectors can be found here

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