Igus has designed two new cable reels without slip rings for energy chains, replacing the Jacob’s ladder on lighting bars. These include the light and compact e-spool mini and the motorised e-spool power for extension lengths from 2 to 25m.
The space-saving e-spool is suitable for many applications from stage lighting to marine industries. It is ideal for suspending lighting and speaker trusses. Fibre-optic, data, energy or media cables can be guided together in one system, with continuous end-to-end connection. The energy chain rolls and unrolls with an igus twisterband, so that no slip rings are required.
The e-spool mini is for extremely small installation spaces and short extension lengths up to 2m. It is very lightweight with an aluminium structure. An extension and retraction speed of 1m/s is possible. Igus provides chainflex cables that are specially designed for use in energy chains; these offer the perfect transmission of data, energy and media, as well as ensuring a long service life.
The e-spool power is for extreme conditions and can be used for extension lengths up to 25m. Unlike other e-spools that use a return spring, the e-spool power uses a motor to offer a much longer service life. It comes with a motor and control unit and is suitable for outdoor use below 0°C. It is corrosion free so is suitable for even the harshest conditions at sea.
Igus offers 362 different cables with the DNV-GL offshore approval required for these rugged applications.
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