energy chain systems and plain bearings from igus are already in use in many offshore applications and have proved effective in withstanding the toughest environmental conditions. In wind power plants, on drilling vessels or on oil rigs, they ensure a reliable supply of energy. Whether in highly dynamic pipe handling applications or for the rig-skidding energy supply, igus energy chains offer a safe, light and maintenance-free solution.
Thanks to our engineering team and DNV/GL and NEK-certified chainflex cables, ready-to-connect complete systems can be offered that are tailored to meet the needs of the offshore, oil and gas industry.
For this reason, the largest companies in the oil, gas and offshore industry worldwide put their trust in us.
In order to safely and reliably guide cables in hanging applications, igus has developed thee-loop as an alternative to the service loop - ideal for three-dimensional applications.
The e-loop combines the advantages of a plastic energy chain with those of a high-strength pull rope that is incorporates. Inside the chain, the pull rope transfers the pull force to the mounting brackets and the structure. As a result, the cables are kept completely free of strain.
The modular e-chain made of high-performance polymer always enables a defined bend radius and easily copes with vibrations and impacts.
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The advantages of igus e-chains:
Suitable for offshore applications and heavy loads
Weight-saving of up to 70% compared with steel chains
Cable and hose-friendly due to plastic interior separation system, no cable or hose damage
Modular and adaptable to the application
Easy assembly and maintenance
Cost-effective and economical solutions
Tried and tested offshore - weight-saving and low-cost heavy-duty energy chain systems
Angle of rotation up to 900° - Universal filling of hydraulic hoses, motor cables and fibre glass cables
Reduce maintenance - cable-
friendly and complete
ready-to-connect readychain® systems
Reduce downtime - traverse long distances reliably with high fill weights
Plug & play - ready-to-connect readychain® systems from a single source
Weight-saving - Corrosion-
resistant energy chains and chainflex® cables tried and tested for offshore applications
Corrosion-free, UV-resistant, resistant to salt water
Light and high strength
Maintenance-free and long service life
Resistant to dirt and sludge, chemicals, extreme temperatures
Easy to install
Flexible, modular design
ATEX-suitable ESD solution available
Sludge-resistant cables according to NEK606
DNV-GL and NEK certification for many chainflex® cables
We offer tailored solutions for challenging applications worldwide.
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