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Heavy Plastics - Bulk handling 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 temperatures

Proven, tested material with igus® system guarantee

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

energy chain systems

Strong, reliable energy supplies

E4.1 e.g.: system E4-1 - up to 350 mm inner height and 403 lbs/ft 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 heavy duty applications

Standardized guide troughs …

For long travel or circular motion

850m Long travel up to 2,625 ft with igus® guide troughs
1260 Circular movements up to 1260° „out of the box“

Application examples

Stackers and reclaimers

Photo of a reclaimer USA
Photo of a reclaimer USA
Photo of a reclaimer USA

strip-mining excavator

Photo of a strip-mining excavator strip-mining excavator
Photo of a strip-mining excavator strip-mining excavator
Photo of a strip-mining excavator strip-mining excavator

Tripper cars / spreaders

Photo of a spreader Spreaders
Photo of a spreader Energy chain at the deployment location
Photo of a spreader Exterior view
Photo of a spreader Chile
Photo of a spreader Chile
Photo of a spreader Chile

Bucket wheel reclaimer

Photo of bucket wheel reclaimer Bucket wheel reclaimer
Photo of bucket wheel reclaimer Bucket wheel reclaimer
Photo of bucket wheel reclaimer Bucket wheel reclaimer

Ship unloader

Cable Carrier System for ship-unloading crane

Heavy duty Series 5050HD plastic cable carriers supply the crane drive on this ship unloader.

Ship-unloading crane - Malaysia

Close to 1,500 ft (441 m) travel and loads up to 2.5 tons on a ship-unloading crane in Malaysia.


Power plants

The longest travel with plastic energy chain

The complete length of the e-chain®'s travel at 2,018 ft. clearly exceeds the previous record holder at the Singapore harbor.

Power plants

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

Coal silo

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

Coal transport system

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

Coal excavator

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

Taconite mine

The next long distance with a plastic chain: 1,804 feet

Lignite power plant

energy chain cable carriers are used in this lignite power plant.


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.

scraper for fertilizer

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


Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

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Kevin Wright

Regional Director Canada

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