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Construction machines have a tough job: they have to operate reliably in every work environment and in all weather conditions. Because, as everywhere, failures cost money and must be avoided. We offer components made of high-performance polymers that stand out due to their high durability and long service life. This includes energy chains for cable protection and guidance, e.g. when cables are used for work platforms, aerial lifts or drilling machines. The suitable UV and temperature-resistant cables for dynamic continuous movements can be found in our chainflex cable product range. Maintenance-free and lubrication-free plain bearings for heavy-duty applications, e.g. in excavators, wheeled loaders and telescopic forklifts, are used from stock or as custom-made components. For all parts, the service life is predictable, which is a plus for every construction planning project. Around the world, more than 20,000 clients from the construction machine industry trust us.
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In the high dump bucket of L&K Land- und Kraftfahrzeugtechnik, iglidur plain bearings replace the previously installed composite bearings in the joints. They exceed the required service life, require no maintenance, save weight and are about 40% more cost-effective than previous versions. In addition, they can be exchanged 1:1 for the composite bearings without the adjacent construction having to be modified.
With the pulley module by the company Ets Payant, soil can be moved out of pits that are up to 65 metres deep. Here, all components must withstand severe impacts, weathering effects, and a lot of dust. No problem for igus bearing technology: the designers use igubal double joints, drylin aluminium shafts as well as iglidur fixed flange bearings and thrust washers. They are robust, work without additional lubrication and do not require maintenance.
Smooth turning and controlling of the driver's seat even in continuous operation: a triflex R e-chain takes care of this together with chainflex cables in the AUSA dumper. The chain is specially designed for 3D movements and is characterised by high tensile strength and great flexibility. In addition, a chainflex CF77.UL.D control cable is used, which is highly abrasion-resistant and ideal for particularly high loads.
E4 energy chains that are resistant to vibration and insensitive to dirt are used in a various crane systems in a tunnel drilling machine of Herrenknecht AG. In a small installation space, they easily withstand mechanical loads, dirt, moisture and, in some cases, high temperatures. In addition, pre-assembly was carried out with the most flexible chainflex signal and power cables.
Trying things out made easy: with the igus corner, you always have the most recent motion plastics suited for your individual industry sector at hand.
We will bring the display to you, assemble it upon request, and fill the compartments with the products of your choice. Or you can set it up yourself. As a permanent exhibition or for a limited period of time.
igus replacement parts designed for guidance, transfer and bearing support on aerial lifts, telescopic boom platforms, such as energy chains and cables as well as polymer plain bearings, linear bearings or sliding plates meet the stringent requirements for components that are subjected to continuous stress in outdoor applications.
Configure complete energy supply systems for short or long travels as well as for hanging applications. Enter the application and environmental parameters and the configurator "e-chain expert" will suggest suitable solutions for your energy supply.
In our test laboratory, the largest in the industry, more than 10 billion test cycles are carried out per year with energy chains and chainflex cables in a total of 180 test stations. Under conditions that are as real as possible, we test the tribological properties under varying directions of movement, temperatures, media and continuous load. The results are incorporated into our tools for service life calculation and enable exact predictions of durability.
Upon request, igus carries out customer tests to check product use under completely tailored conditions.
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