The motion plastics specialist has added two new versions of the cable reel for energy chains to its range with maximum extension lengths from 2 to 25 metres. From stage to marine applications – the e-spool mini and e-spool power can be routed in all directions in varied application areas. Energy, media or fibre optic data cables can be guided together in one system, with continuous end-to-end connection as the space-saving e-spool from igus does not require a slip ring.
In place of the classic cable reel, igus offers the e-spool which carries energy, data and media, all guided together. The rotary motion required to roll and unroll the energy chain is allowed by the twisterband from igus. By using this, no slip rings are required.
For short extension lengths: e-spool mini
An innovation this year is the e-spool mini for extremely small installation spaces and a maximum extension length of up to 2 metres. An extension and retraction speed of 1 m/s is possible for this very light version, which has an aluminium structure. The chainflex cables from igus, specially developed for use in energy chains, offer the perfect transmission of data, media and energy and ensure a long service life.
Restricted installation space can be optimally utilised with the lightweight e-spool mini and a maximum extension length of two metres. (Source: igus GmbH)
e-spool power defies extreme conditions
The e-spool portfolio is also extended in the other direction too. The e-spool power was developed for extension lengths up to 25 metres. Project planning is currently underwayn for customers needing even larger versions and extension lengths up to 50 metres are possible. In contrast to the other e-spool options that use a return spring, a motor is used here, which allows a much longer service life. The e-spool power is supplied by igus along with motor and control unit, and is suitable for outdoor use below 0°C. The rugged plastic components are also corrosion free and withstandeven the harshest conditions at sea. igus has 362 different cables with the DNV-GL offshore approval required for such applications, which makes it easier for you to get the ideal chainflex cables for your application.
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The e-spool power with drive and automatic control can be extended vertically up to 25 metres and more. (Source: igus GmbH)
About igus Indiaigus® operations in India started in the year 1998 with head quarters in Bangalore. igus offers widest range of products that includes polymer bearings, igubal® spherical bearings, etc. which enable them to serve the whole industrial establishments in India from a small work shop to huge industrial establishments.