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Industry 4.0 Summit

Manchester Central Convention Complex(M2 3GX)

31/03/2020 - 01/04/2020

The UK’s leading conference gathering of senior level executives from the UK manufacturing industry (more)

Drives & Controls Exhibition

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

21/04/2020 - 23/04/2020

The show brings together key suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment representing the multi-tasking culture (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference 2020

Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes(MK1 1ST)

14/05/2020

Vision solutions have been applied in almost any industry you can think of. Food, beverage, pharmaceutical, (more)

PPMA Show 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

29/09/2020 - 01/10/2020

PPMA Show 2020 is the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and packaging (more)

Advanced Engineering 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

E-chains provide electrical power and data supply for Rubber Tyred Gantry cranes

E-chains provide electrical power and data supply for Rubber Tyred Gantry cranes
Cable management expert igus has developed its e-rover to supply Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes with both electrical power and data.  This allows the RTG to switch from diesel power to electrical power, saving thousands of pounds per year in diesel costs. 

The e-rover system can feed cranes with any different media type (electrical power and data, fibre optic cables, fluids, etc.) in a single compact energy chain system and can work in travel lengths up to 800m.  

At the heart of the e-rover is a fully automatic coupling and uncoupling system which connects the energy chain system to the crane, requiring no manual intervention to go from diesel to electrical power and back again.  This means the crane can operate quietly and efficiently under electrical power whilst working in straight line stacks of containers, and revert to diesel power when moving around the port and between the stacking areas.
 

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