From technical innovation and the standard up to a far-sighted solution: this characterises the evolution of igus roller energy chains. For more than 45 years, the motion plastics specialist has been developing energy supply systems that reliably guide cables for all media – such as Ethernet, servo, motor – as well as hoses. In the beginning, they were almost exclusively products for the mechanical engineering sector, the invention of the rollF energy chain more than 20 years ago brought about the breakthrough into other branches of industry. The technical basis is the integration of rollers into the chain links to enormously reduce the coefficient of friction on long travels. The infographic explains how much energy can be saved and what speeds can be achieved with the roller energy chains.
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