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motion plastics for the
wind power industry

Severe temperature fluctuations, strong winds, turbulence and sand storms: wind turbines have to work reliably even when exposed to harsh weather conditions. igus offers many solutions for wind turbines as well as for the associated equipment used in production, transport and installation. These can help you reduce downtimes and costs. The components required include robust energy chains and highly flexible cables for torsional movements that are used, for example, in towers, azimuth systems and rotor blade adjustment. Wear-resistant bar stock and high-performance plain bearings, which can do without lubrication and maintenance, are ideally suited for the use in rotor blade adjustment and brake systems.


The advantages of motion plastics at a glance:

  • Safe torsional and circular movements
  • Cable protection against vibration
  • Suitable for small installation spaces, tight radii
  • Maintenance and lubrication-free bearings
  • Failsafe cables with 36-month guarantee
  • High static and dynamic load capacity
  • Wear-resistant and dimensionally strong

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Products suitable for wind energy

RBR rotating energy supply

RBR rotating energy supply

  • For rotor blade/azimuth adjustment
  • Ideal for high fill weights and restricted spaces
  • Rotation angle up to 900°

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Twistable cables

Twistable cables

  • For use in torsion applications
    with +/- 90° with 1m cable length
  • Flame-retardant
  • 36-month guarantee

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Energy chain triflex R

Twistable energy chains

  • Reliable energy supply 
  • High torsion resistance
  • Large filling space
  • Tight bend radius

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Plain bearings iglidur TX1

Plain bearings for heavy loads

  • For hydraulic cylinders or rotor lock systems
  • Up to 200MPa static and 140MPa dynamic
  • Wear-resistant and dimensionally strong

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Q2E iglidur plain bearings

Plain bearings for extreme loads

  • For hydraulic cylinders or rotor lock systems
  • For loads far beyond 130MPa
  • Optimised for even better absorption of edge loads

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Rods and plates made of iglidur bar stock

Plastic bar stock

  • Excellent wear resistance
  • Resistant to dirt, dust and humidity
  • No minimum order value or quantity

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Tested for torsional motion

chainflex fibre optic cable withstands 27 million cycles with rotary and torsional movements
 
Test setup:

  • Cable type: CFROBOT5.501 fibre optic cable
  • Test parameter: torsion test -/+180°


Further information