They have been designed for the overhead moving of loads within a building, such as in production and assembly areas: gantry cranes. As they are fixed to the building, they allow for three directions of movement, which cables, hoses and energy supplies also have to follow. The aim is to minimise downtime and maintenance effort and maximise the system's functional reliability, not only due to economic aspects, but also with regard to occupational safety. Due to the individual building conditions and areas of application, gantry cranes are usually custom-made, from the crane runway to the energy supply system. Our energy supply systems have been developed for different operating conditions, but also for the various standards of the international markets. They are designed in an optimal way, as a complete system or individual component, and with a predictable service life.
Modern steel production takes place in steel plants with increasingly high levels of integration. What technical challenges result from this for the transport and conveyor plant used, especially for the cranes in steel plants? How can an energy supply be achieved that is both reliable and efficient? There are two options: festoons and energy chains. What system has more advantages?
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In their hot rolling mill, Thyssen Krupp uses a slab transport crane from BANG Kransysteme GmbH & Co. KG, which is equipped with rolling energy supply systems from igus. The use with constant movement, small installation space, high temperatures and high dirt is no problem for the energy supply systems from igus. Temperatures around 70°C are reached even under the roof. No problem for the chainflex cables used. They are all equipped with a TPE jacket that can withstand high temperatures.
In many indoor cranes, the energy supply is implemented by means of loosely suspended festoonings that travel with the crane. By using igus energy chains, the required installation space can be reduced many times over, for example, to an installation space of 300 x 500 mm. By safely guiding the chain in a trough, the risk of failure of the entire system is also minimised.
The e-spool® energy guide is a modular system. In this application, it could therefore be adapted individually to the requirements. Advantages for the user in this case were that the e-spool® energy supply is very space-saving, since the energy supply systems are right on the crane.
In this waste incineration plant, the cables on the bridge crane are guided by igus' long-lasting e-chains. Since the e-chains are very tough, they are not easily intimidated by the harsh and dirty environmental conditions.
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