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Power Supply in Overhead Cranes: Energy Chains vs. Festoons

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By Igus ·

Virtually all modes of crane applications are facing intensifying requirements regarding travel distances, speeds and precision.

Engineers often turn to festoons and energy chains to try to meet these demands; however, festoons require regular maintenance and leave hanging cables unprotected.

Energy chains, on the other hand, prevent cables from getting tangled, require less installation space, and save you costs over time.

Download this white paper to learn more about how both systems compare.


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