Mining applications have come to define the term "severe duty". Machinery used in this industry must endure corrosive and aggressive materials like coal, limestone and taconite, extreme high and low temperatures, snow and ice accumulations, and high vibrations from neighboring equipment. igus® has the right e-chain® solution to offer years of dependable low-maintenance operation for the most taxing of environments within the Mining industry. Our service life calculators, backed by lab and field data, can accurately compute the service life of your system measured in years of service and miles of overall travel. igus® energy chain systems®, with no parts marked for wear, offer long service life, minimal maintenance and reduced downtime of your Mining equipment.
Proper installation is essential for the life of your cable carrier, and igus® has a team of dedicated engineers ready to assist you every step of the way. Whether a site inspection, an installation, or complete modernization, our installation and inspection services will ensure the longest possible service life for your e-chain® system.
igus® rotating energy supply system and cables have been installed in stackers & reclaimers since 2014.
Compared to previously installed festoon systems, the 5050RHD series e-chains® now reduce the required cable lengths and save installation space. The 5050RHD series is used in the large lignite excavator in the Czech Republic.
An e-chain cable carrier is used in this bucket-wheel excavator used in surface mining. The e-chain is part of the rotating assembly.
Series 5050R e-chains®, CFCrane chainflex® cables and fiber optic cables are used in ship unloaders at a modern coal-fired power plant in Malaysia. All e-chains® are completely equipped with stainless steel guide troughs and withstand weather conditions.
igus® energy supply systems (rol e-chain® type 5050RHD, chainflex® cables and Push/Pull Detection System) are used in the conveyor systems in Stade.