Components in gantry washing systems and car washes have to withstand a great deal, including dirt, moisture, heat, and chemical cleaning substances. Our energy chain systems and bearings made of high-performance plastics increase the functional reliability of your cleaning machines and conveyor belts, since our products are resistant to media, temperature, and corrosion. Our e-chains safely transport energy, data, compressed air, water, and cleaning agents. Upon request, we equip our systems with intelligent sensors for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. Unlike metal bearings, our dry-operating plastic bearings require no maintenance or external lubrication and are therefore ideally suited to rotating nozzles and cleaning brushes.
The train washing station belonging to the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (CFL) cleans local and long-distance trains daily in its 200-metre-long wash hall. Energy chains are used in combination with intelligent sensor technology that monitors system condition and plans maintenance predictively.
This car wash uses industrial robots to clean lorries outside. The most adverse environmental conditions such as ore dust, heat and moisture pose challenges to the components installed. e-chains withstand the influences and work flawlessly.
In a tyre soaping station, metal bearings were used up to now, which regularly led to a breakdown of the system. Now, these bearings have been replaced with plastic bearings made of igus bar stock . This saves costs of several thousand Euro per year.
In this car wash, the underbody of the car is cleaned. Two rotating nozzles clean the vehicles with high-pressure jets and must be resistant to dirt and water. Metallic bearings are replaced by iglidur plain bearings, which reduce failures during operation caused by the absence of lubricants.
Manual washing of trains is dispensed with in this modern system. From the beginning, an automated process takes care of the washing and subsequent drying. Due to the small installation space, e-chains and chainflex cables are used for the movement.
For the adjustment of a protective door in a car wash, a reliable guide system which requires a low driving force was needed. The drylin W linear guide system now incorporates a component that is maintenance-free and inexpensive.
All products are tested for wear and load capacity under real-life conditions in the igus test laboratory, the largest in the industry. The results are incorporated into our service life calculation tools and allow exact durability predictions.
Upon request, igus carries out customer tests to check product use under completely customised conditions.
Increase cable service life and reduce downtime. There are many reasons why the e-chain is the right cable guidance system for your application.