Design Engineering


igus’ P4HD rol e-chain features wear-resistant materials, replaceable side parts and smart monitoring.

December 7, 2021   by DE staff

igus released its P4HD rol e-chain, designed for a generation of ship-to-shore cranes. The heavy-duty e-chain is made of abrasion-resistant materials and includes roller links as well as a triple stop-dog system to minimize wear and further reduce energy demand. All parts can be replaced if maintenance is required, and smart plastic sensors to monitor service life can be integrated into the pin/bore connection. From a defined wear limit, the sensor sends a signal to the igus i.Cee:plus module. It is integrated into a side part of the chain. When the crane has reached the end of its service life, igus takes the chain back and recycles it according to type. In return, the customer receives one voucher per kilogram.

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