In the machine bed, in the injection moulding unit, in the clamping unit and on the handling: our energy chain systems, highly flexible cables and maintenance-free bearing technology ensure long service life in all moving units of your plastic injection moulding machine.
The special design of our chainflex cables with strain-relieving core, cores wound in bundles and PVC or TPE outer jackets is ideal for highly dynamic applications, such as the clamping unit with frequent movements and short cycle times. Our e-chains ensure the safe guidance of cable packages. Their design is characterised by simple, fast assembly and a cable-friendly interior - particularly interesting when using hydraulic hoses. In addition to small dimensions for small installation spaces, large unsupported lengths and fill weights; are also possible. Our bearing products made of a wide range of materials score points with lightweight, freedom from corrosion and lubrication, as do drylin linear guides, which, for example, ensure clean sliding of safety doors of the clamping unit.
The standard for applications in the medium-load range
Quiet operation due to integrated brake
Optional opener tool for even quicker opening and closing
ONE interface instead of many plug-in/disconnect points
Simple modular principle, individually configurable
Various possible uses, over 100 inserts to choose from
Combination of lubrication-free roll and slide
For minimal drive forces and smooth operation
High tensile forces, high loads and travels of more than 600m possible
10,000km and more guaranteed running performance
Can be opened and filled quickly
A service life of up to 10 million double strokes for bus cables
36-month functional guarantee
Available unharnessed or harnessed
Compact tandem toothed belt axis with two toothed belts in one unit
Carriages can be controlled synchronously or separately
Fast bearings replacement possible directly on the rail
For DC, EC and stepper motors
Compatible with many industrial control systems
Use with PC, tablet or smart phone
Intelligent software and sensor technology on the e-chain
Possible maintenance needs are reported before failure occurs
High fill weights, accuracy and high temperatures are important factors in energy supply to plastics machines. Our plastic energy chains ensure safe guidance of cables and hoses and also play out their advantages in heavy filling operations:
Hekuma's high-performance automation systems for the plastics industry operate with cycle times every second. For the energy supply system of the grippers, this means that the first million strokes will be achieved after only four to six weeks - and that with heat, high acceleration and movement in two axes. This is where our chainflex cables and e-chains prove their worth.
The company Produtek Weiskopf has two adjacent injection moulding machines in use, in which plastic parts are moulded from three components. The first two components are assembled by a pivot arm in a joining station. Maintenance-free flanged bearings made of iglidur G material ensure that it moves smoothly in the long term.
During material feed, the removal of finished moulded and sprue parts, and insertion into the mould: there are various handling processes around the plastic injection moulding machine for which we offer cost-effective automation products. They make it easy to adapt automation processes, and the investment pays for itself after just a few months.
Smart production with igus Low Cost Automation
Media-resistant and lubrication-free components for extruders, compounders and so on.