Storage systems must work reliably, often around the clock. In order to store and retrieve loads quickly, transfer trolleys (also called cross transfer or shifting trolleys), shuttle systems and storage and retrieval units (SRU) are used in high-bay warehouses and automated small parts warehouses. For the safe supply of signal and energy and trouble-free movement of these systems, igus offers maintenance-free and durable energy chains, cables and bearing components. Our energy supply systems are developed for horizontal and vertical movements with high dynamics, require little installation space and ensure greater energy efficiency thanks to their lightweight construction.
There are two systems for electrifying moving systems that have been on the market for a long time and work well: the busbar system and the energy chain. But both have their weaknesses, depending on where and how they are used. This video by industry manager Christian Strauch goes over the critical criteria for system selection and explains which system has an advantage in price, safety, maintenance, installation and functional range.
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The specialist for warehousing systems and material handling, SIVAplan GmbH & Co. KG, relies on energy supplies from igus, as these are not only lightweight but also save on installation time. SIVAplan purchases the guidelok slimline P energy supplies as readychain. This means that the e-chains are delivered ready to install with long-life chainflex cables. As a result, the great deal of work involved in pulling the cables into the e-chain and testing the finished component is no longer necessary.
DEMATIC is a global leader for automated logistics and uses guidelok guide troughs for the small part storage and retrieval unit (SRU), RapidStore ML20, for uninterrupted transfer of energy and data. For the deployment of the igus guide trough in this SRU, the main consideration is to provide secure, vertical cable guides operating at high speeds and great stroke heights: the system moves at speeds of up to 5m/s reaching an installation height of up to 20 metres.
All products are tested for wear and durability under real-life conditions in the igus test laboratory, the largest in the industry. This enables the precise determination of the service life of the products.
Upon request, igus carries out customer tests to check product use under completely tailored conditions.
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