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FIVE, Farnborough(GU14 6XL)
21/03/2017(09:30) - 23/03/2017
The UK's LARGEST regional manufacturing technology, electronics and subcontracting exhibition. (more)
Messe Stutgart, Germany
28/03/2017 - 30/03/2017
As the world’s leading exhibition for the fastener and fixing industry Fastener Fair Stuttgart (more)
Manchester Central Convention Complex(M2 3GX)
04/04/2017 - 05/04/2017
Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, smart manufacturing, digital factories…these are (more)
Arena MK, Milton Keynes(MK1 1ST)
The new Machine Vision Conference & Exhibition gives you insight into the latest developments in (more)
Safe vertical guidance for energy chains
When you're looking to improve productivity around your plant, then one of the areas to look at is running the likes of lifts, hoists and aisle stackers faster. Of course, that has implications for the cable management technology, but the various suppliers have helped by developing products which will run at the required speeds. However, with vertical applications in particular, those increased speeds can begin to represent a health hazard.
Igus has come with a solution in the form of Guidelok for its Energy Chains. Guidelok is a system for vertical applications where hanging chains are kept in place even when there are massive transverse accelerations. Thanks to a new design detail, applications using this system - for example in aisle stackers, lifts, hoists or material handling applications - no longer need expensive casings.
The Energy Chain is held in place in a trough by two tiling levers automatically activated by the radius. This means that the Energy Chain can not swing out or deviate to the side, even on masts of up to 40m high. The Guidelok system captures and contains the Energy Chain within the trough.
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