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Robust energy chains and cables for the mining an bulk handling technology

In the area of bulk handling, equipment must function under tough and dirty conditions and work reliably even in bad weather. We offer polymer components for bulk handling which make that possible and are characterised by their robustness and long service life. These include energy chains, cables and hoses, which are used for example in bucket-wheel excavators, ship loaders, portal scrapers, wagon tipplers, conveyor belts, lifts, silos and funnels. The igus Project Engineering Team will assist you with the sizing, design, construction, project management, reconstruction, installation and commissioning on site. 

Ship unloader

Benefits of igus products:

  • Corrosion-free
  • Cost-effective, modular design
  • Durability with low maintenance
  • Resistant to dirt, sea water, chemicals, extreme temperature
  • Proven, tested material with igus system guarantee
  • Lightweight and high strength
  • TÜV tested
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Suitable products for equipment in bulk handling

Series P4.1 e-chains

e-chain P4.1

  • Travel lengths of 800 m and more are possible
  • High fill weight of up to 30 kg/m
  • Speeds of up to 10 m/s possible
  • Longer service life due to maintenance-free tribo-polymer plain bearings

e-chains® series 4040RHD/5050RHD

e-chain 4040RHD/5050RHD

  • Travel lengths of 1000 m and more are possible
  • Cable loads of up to 50 kg/m are possible
  • Speeds of up to 6 m/s possible
  • Various roller types for optimum application adaption

i.Sense EC.P system

24/7 condition monitoring

  • Continuous push/pull force measured by a special sensor
  • If the force is exceeded, report  if necessary and shutdown the system to prevent damage

Energy supply systems ready for connection

Energy supply systems ready for connection

  • Procurement optimisation: one system, one part number
  • Save time: 95% less harnessing time
  • Reduce assembly time: less machine downtime

Steel guide trough

Steel guide trough

  • For long travels
  • Very tough and reliable
  • For extreme loads

Rotating energy supply

Rotating energy supplies

  • Rotation angle of 540° (on one level)
  • Rotation angles of 900° is possible with MRM version
  • Rotation speed of up to 360°/s

Motor cable CFCRANE

Motor cable CFCRANE

  • For maximum voltages and outputs
  • Flame-retardant
  • UV resistance
  • Oil resistance

CFLG.LB fibre optic cable

CFLG.LB fibre optic cable

  • For heaviest-duty applications with 5 x d
  • Gliding application (horizontal) of 400 m and more
  • UV-resistant, with TPE outer jacket

Pneumatic hose

Pneumatic hoses

  • Abrasion-resistant
  • Oil-resistant
  • Coolant-resistant
  • Halogen-free


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Further information

Stacker & reclaimer

Our alternative to slip rings, cable reels and festoon systems

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Engineering service

From the first sketch to installation and on-site commissioning

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Installation service

Installation of energy chains with all components, with guarantee

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Long travels

Find out more about our e-chain systems for long travels of 1,000 metres and more

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Consulting

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Monday to Friday from 7 am - 8 pm.
Saturdays from 8 am- 12 pm.

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