Dirt, saltwater, vibrations, extreme temperatures, high levels of mechanical stress and the risk of explosion are the most frequently occurring problems that impair the performance of drilling equipment and other devices used for oil and gas extraction. In such surroundings, where downtimes are costly, the energy chains from igus® offer the performance characteristics needed to ensure smooth and continuous operation.
In order to safely and reliably guide cables in hanging applications, igus has developed the e-loop as an alternative to the service loop - ideal for three-dimensional applications.
The e-loop combines the advantages of a polymer energy chain with those of a high-strength pull rope which is incorporates. Inside the chain, the pull rope transfers the pull force to the mounting brackets and the structure. As a result, the cables are kept completely free of strain.
The modular e-chain made of high-performance polymer always enables a defined bend radius and easily copes with vibrations and impacts.
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The power of polymer has made energy chains and energy supply systems a valued asset to the oil and gas industry. What are the advantages of igus energy supply systems in top drive systems? What differentiates them from other solutions, such as festoons or service loops?
Complete systems from a single source for all moving machines such as pipe handling devices and top drives on this full automated land rig
Here, among other things, several RBR systems are used with energy chains in the joints of the robot, whereby the energy chains are responsible for the supply of energy, data and media. Technical development, which was very complex due to the extremely limited installation space, was carried out by theigus® project engineering team.
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