Guide for control

11 April 2008

The risk of vertical hanging energy chains swinging sideways at high speed can be averted by using the new igus Guidelok.

“With vertical energy chain applications, mast heights and travel distances are increasing all the time, all at high speeds and rapid accelerations. In next to no time the energy chain can swing out towards the shelving system; in particular where acute transverse accelerations are involved,” said a company spokesperson.

The Guidelok ensures that the energy chain always stays on track by trapping itself in a stainless steel or galvanised steel guide channel, as it travels through.

This, the company says, stops the need for expensive enclosed groove systems.

The Guidelok can be used for vertical energy chains up to 80 m high.

•For more information see www.igus.com

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