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441.3 m long travel with 5050R Series

Rol e-chain® reduces drive power by 75%

Energy chain of the Series 5050 with 441 m longitudinal travel on a crane Longitudinal travel of 441.3 m Rol-E-Chain 5050 all stainless steel housing

It concerns a modern coal-fired power plant newly built by TNB Jana Manjung in the small town of Lumut in Malaysia.
The coal for the power plant is supplied by ships. For subsequent processing, two docking stations were established on an artificial island about 2 km from the coastline where the freight ships are serviced by 2 large ship unloading units.
The ship unloading units each have a travel distance of 441 m and were built by Koch based at Wadgassen in Saarland, Germany. The facility is operated by Lekir Bulk Terminal Sdn Bhd.

The following travels are available in detail:

igus® energy chain on a crane

Longitudinal travel (cross travel) 441.3 m

Acceleration at 0.1 m/s2

Speed at 30 m/min

The e-chain® is filled with medium-voltage cables of the type CF Crane 50/6.6/10KV and CF Crane 35/6.6/10KV respectively, a fiber optic cable with 6 composite fibers 62.5/125 as well as a fine-spray water hose for minimizing the continuous dust generation during the unloading.

Hoist equipment (trolley):

Travel: 90 m

Speed: 189.6 m/min

Acceleration: 1 m/s2

Fill weight: 41.03 kg/m

e-chain® Rol-E-Chain 5050R used 21/21/21.250.0

All cables: igus® chainflex®

Special features of this chain: It has been operated here with a 4-band chain using 2 extension links due to the high speed in combination with the very high fill weight of 41.03 kg/m. The e-chain® together with its cables weigh almost 2.5 tons.

igus® energy chain on a crane, in stainless steel housing
igus® energy chain on a crane

Supply for the crane operator's cabin:

The crane operator's cabin is supplied with a chain of type 4040.25.150.0.

Travel: 73 m

Speed 19,8 m/min

Acceleration: 0,5 m/s2

Various cables from the Chainflex program

Every e-chain® is complete with stainless steel guide troughs and is protected by a cover against weathering, high UV radiation, etc. The Rol E-Chain e-chain® is provided with stainless steel bearings to prevent corrosion.

Other details:

igus® energy chain in crane building with special guide trough Hinge point (coupling) on the trolley travel cover. This coupling enables the crane's boom to swing outward.
igus® energy chain, floating moving end for long travel Travel trolley moving end Four-band Rol E-Chain 5050R. 21/21/21.250.0

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Yap Han Song (Denis)

Product Manager for e-chain systems® ASEAN

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