Monday, 16 September 2013

igus adds HD and motor variant to the e-spool series

igus further develops its offer of winding energy chain systems. The new igus “e-spool” heavy duty (HD) and motor flange versions are even more powerful. The HD variant is equipped with an extra strong spring to retract the energy chain at vertical applications. Moreover the motor version with motor flange is available for high filling loads and movements in any direction. The e-spool connects two energy supply systems into one system – a standard energy chain being wound and an igus twisterband for rotational movements.

No matter whether it’s, flat on or underneath the ground – the winding and space-saving energy chain system e-spool from igus is variably applicable in any directions. More importantly, e-spool is the only solution that guides all media types such as data, compressed air and liquids flexibly and with minimum space in one system. E-spool connects two different energy supply systems in one system – a standard energy chain guided via a reel that always supports the proper length and tension of the energy supply system and, an igus twisterband that performs rotational movements. This design allows movements in any direction, hence is suitable for a number of fields of application: process cranes, mobile crane trucks, sorting plants or stage applications.

e-spool module construction kit: three variants, three lengths and two versions
igus offers different e-spool solutions, depending on the pull out direction and load: The standard e-spool (SP) with a spring mechanism for spooling up the chain is appropriated for most applications and for any directions. Some vertical applications require a higher retraction force. Now the heavy duty variant (SPHD) comes into play: Here the retraction spring is stronger to be able to spool up the energy chain up to 14 m without problems. In addition, a motor variant with flange (SPM) is offered for especially high loads in any direction. igus delivers e-spool for the use with motor including motor coupling. The user installs motor and control.

All three e-spool versions are available in different extension lengths with 4, 7 or 14 m and one or two twisterbands in the standard program. The maximum spooling speed is about 1 m/s.

Modular alternative to the classic cable drum
The twisterband connects the reel with the shaft support, which serves as an interface to the permanently installed cables. This avoids the costly conventional slip ring that is usually used for cable drums. With it different cables can be connected, replaced or added any time within the smallest space in  a complete system. The twisterband gives the largest possible cable diameter of 17 mm and the minimal bending radius of 75 mm. For more capacity, twisterbands can be used on both sides of the drum.


 Picture PM1913-01:
The e-spool from igus allows movements in any direction – for assembly cranes, lift trucks or ventilation systems. (Source: igus GmbH)

Picture PM1913-02:
e-spool heavy duty for vertical applications: a strong retraction spring spools up the chain up to 14 m. (Source: igus GmbH)


About igus India:
igus® operations in India started in the year 1998 with head quarters in Bangalore. igus offers widest range of products that includes polymer bearings, igubal® Pillow Block Bearings, Journal Bearings, Cablemanagement solutions, DryLin® linear bearings & guide systems enable them to serve the whole industrial establishments in India from a small work shop to huge industrial establishments.

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