Sunday 26th Sep, 2021

Treotham introduces new rollers and glide pads

Treotham has expanded its E4.1 energy chain modular system for long travels to help protect cables and hoses in bulk material handling operations.

Treotham has expanded its E4.1 energy chain modular system for long travels to help protect cables and hoses in bulk material handling operations.

The igus energy supply systems from Treotham now include glide pads and roller chain links for quick retrofitting.

This allows users in abrasive environments as well as in applications with very high speeds or extreme travel lengths to increase the service life of their systems quickly and cost-effectively.

The energy supply system has an undercut design and a high torsional rigidity. It is quiet and variable in heights and widths.

The wear-optimised sliding elements can be easily placed on the chain links in the inner radius. They are made of a highly abrasion-resistant igumid polymer, which can double the service life of the energy supply system at travel speeds of one to three metres per second.

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New optimised roller chain links have also been developed and are available in two sizes for the E4.1 modular system.

They are optimal for high speeds of up to 10 metres per second or very long travels. The rollers reduce the drive power by up to 37 per cent, which significantly saves energy. The new roller chain links and glide pads provide a customised energy supply system for every special application from 12 metres to 500 metres.

igus Head of the e-chains Business Unit Jörg Ottersbach said to find the best technical and economical solution for the customer, the company advises them individually.

“In future, users will also be able to obtain a proposal for their optimum energy chain solution for long travels online in the e-chains expert,” Ottersbach said.

“Depending on the application site and parameters, the suitable E4.1 energy chain is offered classically in the trough or in special cases with glide pad or roller elements.”