For operation of key structures, such as locks and bridges, absolute reliability
in difficult environmental conditions is crucial. igus® energy supply systems have been
proving their reliability day in, day out for many years.
All igus® products are:
easy to assemble, easy to inspect and low-maintenance
Weather-resistant and corrosion-free
Economical with a long service life
igus® energy supply systems in use in the largest lock in Germany
double lock: 390 m long and 60 m wide
sliding gates 60 m long, 10 m wide, 20 m high, about 2000 tons weight
supply of the wheel-mounted gates (water compensation)
rol e-chain® 4040CR
chainflex® motor cables, bus cables and fibre optic cables
igus® trough system safely assembled and guided
floating moving end to compensate for differences caused by the floating of the water gate
In use since 2006 / 2011
Krammersluis, Netherlands: Explanation of the energy supply system by Ton van Veldhuijzen, Sales Manager igus® B. V.
double lock: 280 m long and 24 m wide
Supply of various functions, such as pumps, locking mechanism and lighting
Floating moving end for compensation of differences that arise duringthe travel of the gate
rol e-chain® 4040CR
chainflex® motor cables and control cables
securely assembled and guided in an igus® trough system
floating moving end for compensation of alignment differences
In use since 2009
e-chains® modular kit with numerous accessories: interior separation, mounting brackets, strain relief
corrosion-resistant: Resistant to seawater, UV, oil and weather
robust, yet lighter and less expensive than steel
standardised guide trough system additional load up to 600 kg/m
travel distance up to 800 m, speeds up to 600 m/min
easy to install and easy to inspect; with long service life
developed for use in e-chains®
complete range from fibre optic cable to medium voltage cable
1,040 cables available from stock Cold flexible and resistant to dirt, slurry, oil, UV and salt water
tested in the industry's largest test laboratory
guaranteed for 36 months or 10 million double strokes*
numerous certificates, including Germanischer Lloyd
standard cables instead of expensive special versions
combination of several media in one system
securely guided with igus® trough technology
less installation space required than festoon systems
optimised for assembly and service
perfect fit and ready to connect, complete from a single source
test labs on a floor area of 2,750 m2
3,000 energy chain system tests a year in 180 test set-ups
Two billion test cycles annually for highly flexible cables
One million electric measurement datasets annually
15,000 tribological tests (friction and wear)
140 trillion test motions
reduce your engineering costs for planning energy supply systems. We provide tailored custom solutions for difficult applications.
tailor-made solutions for new installation or upgrade
analysis and acceptance conducted on-site by our team
design concept free of charge
assembled ready-to-connect and precisely fitting
including installation and commissioning
years of experience working together with engineering firms and contractors
Acceptance, design, harnessing, delivery up to complete assembly of energy chains with all components.
Predictable fixed cost for the assembly, maintenance or inspection of energy supply systems on your system
Fast and fault-free installation and maintenance by qualified personnel
no downtimes, low idle times
Products (energy chains, cables, strain reliefs, guide troughs, etc.) Products and services from one source – less logistics effort for you
igus® system guarantee
Salt water resistance and compensation for sideways motions for lock-gate operations.
On a 441.3 m travel, a roller energy chain reduces the drive power by 75%
igus® applications and references with STS cranes. Over 400 applications worldwide.
igus® applications and references with RTG & RMG cranes. Over 3000 applications worldwide.
A plastic chain makes any kind of maintenance on the open sea obsolete; a conventional metal chain would not be adequate for the combination of technical, climatic and mechanical requirements.
Automatic coupling with the floating power station in the Port of Hamburg (Germany) makes it possible to reduce emissions
The service boats of a wind farm operator are prepared for use at this pontoon in Barrow-in-Furness, Great Britain.