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Energy chain control system for manually controlled indoor cranes

04 September 2017

Many crane technology companies rely on cable guidance with energy chains. With its guidefast control system, igus has developed an energy supply system that can also feed a manual overhead crane pendant on indoor cranes.

With energy chain systems becoming the standard for energy supply on port cranes, they are also being increasingly used on indoor cranes to protect the cables inside it, ensuring they have a minimum bend radius and physical protection. 

For the manual control of indoor cranes the guidefast control energy chain system is said to safely transmit signals via control cables. A trough guides the energy chain and cables, as well as the overhead crane pendant, even with a short-term high tensile load.
The guidefast control can be installed quickly and easily: in the first step of the assembly, the guide trough is fastened to the side of the crane girder saving space and negating the need for welding. It is then hooked and bolted into the support. In operation, the moving end arm can be moved and positioned by the overhead crane pendant along the entire crane girder, regardless of the position of the lifting gear.
The complete igus guidefast control system is independent of the crane manufacturer so can be used with any crane system or operating device both indoors and outdoors. 

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