igus® is made for offshore

We have returned to Aberdeen for Offshore Europe where we are showcasing our vast range of offshore solutions.

On our stand (5A21) we will be exhibiting our giant cable carrier, primarily developed for demanding applications on offshore oil-drilling platforms the carrier can withstand exposure to ice, wind, storms, salt water, oil and drilling mud.

E4 energy chains can also bear heavy loads and have easy-to-remove crossbars so cables and hoses can be replaced rapidly. The E4.350 can move nearly 15 m up and down, which guarantees any hydraulic hoses and cables are protected and guided.

Along with cable management systems we are showcasing the drylin® W linear guide system, which is ideal for harsh environments such as underwater or where chemicals are present. Available in 316 stainless steel the drylin® W is corrosion resistant in arduous environments; the guide system can also withstand extreme temperatures uo to 250 degrees C. Additional features include low noise and weight, as well as resistance to dirt.

The iglidur® X bearing material, also on show, is not just resistant to dirt, it is also chemical and petrochemical resistant. This material is ideal for use in pumps, replacing the traditional PTFE-coated bearings that can, in certain circumstances, contaminate the fuel or damage the shaft, ensuring a longer service life.

Throughout the show, our igus® UK team will be available on stand 5A21 to talk you through your bearing product and cable management system needs.

To arrange an appointment, please email Hannah Durrant: hdurrant@igus.net and for further information, please visit: www.igus.co.uk or call igus directly on 01604 677240.

igus® now offers a lightweight aluminium support tray for use with energy chains in corrosive environments

The structure of the aluminium support trays consists of two side plates, equipped with damping profile and a sliding bar, this guarantees quiet, low-wear running of the energy chain. The e-chain can also be connected quickly and efficiently by using the plastic fixed end modules.

Because of its modular design, the system can be adapted easily to fit almost all standard sizes of igus® e-chains. The width can be adjusted using the supplied mounting kit with C-profiles. The aluminium support tray together with matching e-chain and (harnessed) cables are available to order as a complete system, ready for immediate installation and use.

For more information, please visit www.igus.co.uk

Camper van expansion with igus® linear technology

Custom-Bus Camping Vans based at Langenhagen, Germany customises camper vans, RVs, motor homes and can now turn Volkswagen T6 vans into offices.

One of their customer built models contains a kitchen box. The handle-free system has sink, stove extractor, freezer compartment and storage space and weighs about 35 kg. The ‘Business’ version replaces the kitchen with an office system that weighs around 15 kg and contains everything a mobile office needs. However their is a special feature: each box moves via a sliding unit integrated in the furniture and removed easily.

In the search for suitable sliding elements, Craig Kammeyer assessed many linear systems. “They have to be lubricated,” explains Craig Kammeyer. “Over time dirt will stick to the lubricant, which would impair the smoothness of the sliding system. In addition, these systems are expensive and do not fit well into the filigree construction of the interior. igus® drylin® W linear systems solve all these problems.”

Between the rail, which is made of hard anodised aluminium, and the carriage there is a bearing surface of abrasion-resistant iglidur® plastic, which provides excellent results in terms of friction and wear. Solid dry lubricants are incorporated within in the material. This means that the bearings provide the long-term, maintenance-free dry operation and meets the required service life of at least 15 years.