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Award ID: 2116 Company: Thyssenkrupp

Armin Gellweiler | 24. Januar 2022

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  • Datum: 2022-01-24 07:49:33
  • Firma: Thyssenkrupp
  • Ansprechpartner: Mr Shashikant H
  • E-Mail: shashi.hiremath@gmail.com
  • Anschrift: Pattabhi Rami Reddy Jetti Flat No C201 Block C Siddhi Park Sector No- 20 ,Near Sane Chowk, Krishnanagar Chikhali -411019, 411019 pune
  • Telefon: 9657788735
  • Land: India
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Please describe your plant/machine/project. What is the function of your application?
We use for robot dress pack
Where will your application be used? In which industry?
automotive
What can your plant/machine/project do in particular?
for many application like press liner movement
What are the deployment/environmental conditions at the end user? What challenges did you have to solve?
it speed is 2 sec /min
What requirements did the energy chains and cables have to meet?
  • Long service life
  • How has the igus® product contributed to increasing efficiency or optimizing costs?
    it is good for liner movement application
    Which products do you use?
    • chainflex® cables control cables
    • smart plastics
    In which places? How could the products solve your problems?
    for robot application
    What alternative solutions could be considered?
    igus
    Is there a sustainability aspect to your application?
    yes
    Was there a cooperation with igus®? If so, how did this go?
    yes
    How did you hear about the vector competition?
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    Award ID: 2115 Company: PT Katsushiro Indonesia

    Armin Gellweiler | 23. Januar 2022

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    • Datum: 2022-01-23 06:30:43
    • Firma: PT Katsushiro Indonesia
    • Ansprechpartner: Mr Suwardi Suwardi
    • E-Mail: suwardi@katsushiro.co.id
    • Anschrift: Jl.Jababeka XII Blok I, Kawasan Industri Cikarang Bekasi Jawa Barat, 17530 Kab. Bekasi
    • Telefon: +62 857-7211-4150
    • Land: Indonesia
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    Please describe your plant/machine/project. What is the function of your application?
    Since 2004 installation,
    To protect the cable and hose during movement and laser spark.
    Existing using Kabelchlepp E-chain for protection.
    Where will your application be used? In which industry?
    Application used in Sheet Metal Cutting Industry.
    What can your plant/machine/project do in particular?
    The Machine is Tanaka Laser Cutting.
    Used specifically for cutting metal up to 36 mm since 2004.
    What are the deployment/environmental conditions at the end user? What challenges did you have to solve?
    Environment location is dry Indoor.
    Normal cutting area with dust and wind.
    Speeds and acceleration = 1 m/s

    Actual dimension:
    Travel= 17000 mm
    Chain= 9000 mm (Tsubaki, TKC850)
    wi = 300 mm | hi = 70 mm
    wa = 340 mm | ha = 100 mm
    Inside = 2 cable power + 8 hose

    Diameter cable Dimension
    Cable : 34×1 | 28×1
    Hose : 45×1 | 42×1 | 32×1 | 14×2 | 12×3

    Rail Limitation
    Form = U Shape
    width = 370 mm
    height = 130 mm
    Upper= 640 mm
    MB= Steel

    What requirements did the energy chains and cables have to meet?
  • Other safety from spark potention
  • How has the igus® product contributed to increasing efficiency or optimizing costs?
    Recommendation using IGUS:
    R4.80.30.200.0=97 link (link per meter = 9 link)
    R4.800.30.1.12=1 set
    80.5.1=196 pcs
    80.1.1=98 pcs
    CFX42.1=2 set
    CFX34.2=1 set
    CFX30.1=1 set
    CFX14.2=1 set
    CFX12.1=1 set
    CFX12.2=1 set
    92.42.360=1 set
    https://echain-expert.igus.tools/cables;t=4a1a94614b3fd53af4eea600d2250cef

    Using IGUS e-tube R4.80 to increase factor safety from spark to hose, and increase life time for hose.
    Reducing maintenance and downtime could lead to cost reduction on the long run application

    Which products do you use?
    • Energy chain(s) R4.80.30.200.0
    In which places? How could the products solve your problems?
    E-tube R4.80 protect the cables and hoses from spark.
    IGUS base polymer material which include solid lubrication, is more friendly to cables and hoses that could lead to increase the life time.
    Reducing down time, could lead to reducing maintenance cost, get more production output and profit.
    What alternative solutions could be considered?
    currently no alternative for spark protection.
    Is there a sustainability aspect to your application?
    Yes, since using IGUS product. The maintenance team could order single parts and substitute among their machine in the future. previously, they had to order full set if some of the machine chain is broken.

    many more potential from similar machine that "waiting" igus to substitute the existing Kabelsclepp chain.

    Was there a cooperation with igus®? If so, how did this go?
    IGUS team support from before and after installation.
    Close communication and feedback from inquiry, survey, and after sales.
    Sharing knowledge of IGUS best practice during installation, led the maintenance team work more easily.
    How did you hear about the vector competition?
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    Award ID: 2114 Company: Wiegel Trusetal Feuerverzinken GmbH

    Armin Gellweiler | 21. Januar 2022

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    • Datum: 2022-01-21 16:18:48
    • Firma: Wiegel Trusetal Feuerverzinken GmbH
    • Ansprechpartner: Herr Detlef Klose
    • E-Mail: detlef.klose@wiegel.de
    • Anschrift: Im Beierstal 9, 98596 Botterode-Trusetal
    • Telefon: +49 3684085624
    • Land: Germany
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    Bitte beschreiben Sie Ihre Anlage/ Ihre Maschine/ Ihr Projekt. Welche Funktion hat Ihre Anwendung?
    Bei unserer Anlage handelt es sich um eine Verzinkungsanlage, welche für Kleinteile (Schraube, Nägel etc.) geeignete ist.
    Maximale Bauteilabmaße:
    Länge = 0,45 m
    Breite = 0,45 m
    Höhe = 0,45 m
    Gewicht = 2,0 kg
    Wo wird Ihre Anwendung eingesetzt? In welcher Branche?
    Die verzinkten Teile werden sowohl in der Industrie als auch im Stahlbau eingesetzt. Es können aber auch genauso Schrauben, Beschläge, Gartentore, Brückengeländer, Leitplanken, Träger, Balkone, Erdanker oder Fahrgestelle für Fahrzeuge sein.
    Was kann Ihre Anlage/ Ihre Maschine/ Ihr Projekt besonderes leisten?
    Wie stellen sich die Einsatz-/Umgebungsbedingungen beim Endanwender dar? Welche Herausforderungen mussten Sie dazu lösen?
    Bei Feuerverzinken hat man sehr schwierige Umgebungsbedingungen. Zum einen hat man das flüssige Zink und zum anderen hohe Temperaturen von bis zu 560°C. Bei abschrecken der verzinkten Teile im Wasserbad ist die Energiekette + Leitungen ebenfalls überkochendem Wasser ausgesetzt.
    Welche Anforderungen mussten die Energieketten und Leitungen erfüllen?
  • Anderes hohe Temperaturen
  • Wie hat das igus® Produkt zur Effizienzsteigerung oder Kostenoptimierung beitragen können?
    Welche Produkte setzen Sie ein?
    • Energiekette(n) TRE.85.135.0.B + TR.85.18.2000
    An welchen Stellen? Wie konnten die Produkte Ihre Probleme lösen?
    Durch die triflex R + den Hitzeschlauch konnte sowohl die Kippbewegung als auch der Schutz unsere Leitungen gewährleistet werden. Somit kann sowohl das heiße Wasser und auch abtropfendes Zink die Leitungen nicht zerstören.
    Die Anlange läuft seit dem Umbau auf das neue System (ca. 1/2 Jahr) ohne Problem bzw. Zwischenfälle.
    Welche alternativen Lösungen kamen in Betracht?
    Gibt es einen Nachhaltigkeitsaspekt bei Ihrer Anwendung?
    Gab es eine Zusammenarbeit mit igus®? Wenn ja, wie verlief diese?
    Die Zusammenarbeit mit unserem zuständigen Außendienstmitarbeiter lief einwandfrei. Dieser hat sich gemeinsam mit uns die Thematik angeschaut und direkt vor Ort anhand von Muster Lösungsbeispiele aufgezeigt.
    Kurze Zeit nach dem Besuch bei uns erhielten wir das Angebot und konnten direkt bestellen. Auch bei der Lieferung gab es nichts zu beanstanden!
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    Award ID: 2113 Company: Sacmi Group

    Armin Gellweiler | 21. Januar 2022

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    • Datum: 2022-01-21 13:57:43
    • Firma: Sacmi Group
    • Ansprechpartner: Sig. Roberto Stefani
    • E-Mail: Roberto.Stefani@sacmigroup.com
    • Anschrift: Via DellArtigianato, 10 , 42013 Salvaterra di Casalgrande
    • Telefon: +39 0536 928812
    • Land: Italy
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    Please describe your plant/machine/project. What is the function of your application?
    name of the machine: EKOSORT

    Adaptive, high performance, integrated. SACMI delivers the last word in sorting systems for slabs and
    tiles of every type and shape.

    Where will your application be used? In which industry?
    ceramic industry
    What can your plant/machine/project do in particular?
    MORE PRODUCTIVE: Modular structure featuring from 6 to 9 picking carriages. Outstanding productivity with small tiles (up to 130 pcs min with 20×20 and 30×30 cm) and excellent flexibility with large tiles slabs. Instantaneous, digitally-controlled size changeovers

    MORE ADAPTIVE: The machine adapts automatically to production flows, ensuring flexible, safe, high-performance control with both small-medium sizes and large slabs.

    MORE RELIABLE: Digital control of the process optimises inflows, shortening the required times and maximising the
    reliability and efficiency of stacking and sorting.

    What are the deployment/environmental conditions at the end user? What challenges did you have to solve?
    Standard environment for ceramics end line. The challenge is to serve with a single sorting machine a production line where several formats are conveyed. This leads to very high production speeds and huge machine cycles. From 5 to 8 readychain systems are installed in a daisy chain layout to connect the arms together while remaining rotationally independent. In this way, they can modify the speed of rotation in order to adapt to the type of gripping required without blocking the following stations that are dealing with other things (positioning unloading preparing for gripping).
    What requirements did the energy chains and cables have to meet?
  • Altro high stability due to the vibration
  • How has the igus® product contributed to increasing efficiency or optimizing costs?
    we interfaced with igus since the conception of the machine movement during the first strong lockdown. Thanks to the new technologie we have made several virtual meeting and they supported us to define the layout and select the correct chain according to our mechanical requirements. They were able to support us (except for the hybridized cable) on all the electrical part thus providing us with a finished product ready to be installed. This allowed us to significantly reduce machine time and money saving.
    Which products do you use?
    • sistema/i per catene portacavi E4.31L.040.250.0
    • cavi chainflex® CF9 – CFBUS – CFPE – CAPUA
    • sistemi preassemblati (readycable®/readychain®)
    • Altro fixing plate as per drawing
    In which places? How could the products solve your problems?
    thanks to the idea of how to place it on multiple layers and the stability unsupported length of a chain with reduced dimensions
    What alternative solutions could be considered?
    festooning cable
    Is there a sustainability aspect to your application?
    reduction in the number of sorting machines with consequent reduction in energy consumption
    Was there a cooperation with igus®? If so, how did this go?
    igus followed us step by step and there was an excellent and responsive collaboration
    How did you hear about the vector competition?
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    Award ID: 2112 Company: Zakład Budowy Urządzeń Dźwignicowych ZBUD Sp.z o.o.

    Armin Gellweiler | 21. Januar 2022

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    • Datum: 2022-01-21 12:25:51
    • Firma: Zakład Budowy Urządzeń Dźwignicowych ZBUD Sp.z o.o.
    • Ansprechpartner: Pan Łukasz Moździerz
    • E-Mail: l.mozdzierz@zbud.com.pl
    • Anschrift: Żabienska 6, 33-200 Dąbrowa Tarnowska
    • Telefon: 885443375
    • Land: Poland
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    Please describe your plant/machine/project. What is the function of your application?
    Cable guide for control cables and hydraulic hoses to operate the first Polish Mobile Platform (telescopic-articulated) model Reach 160.
    Where will your application be used? In which industry?
    Industry construction service
    What can your plant/machine/project do in particular?
    Precise manned access to structure location where work and repair will be performed.
    What are the deployment/environmental conditions at the end user? What challenges did you have to solve?
    The machine is designed for outdoor work on building sites on unpaved ground. The solution to the problem of overcoming slopes above 32% on unpaved and loose soil. telescope advance speed 0,1m/s Guide length 1,2m.
    What requirements did the energy chains and cables have to meet?
  • Other Small bending radius
  • How has the igus® product contributed to increasing efficiency or optimizing costs?
    Allows safe and long operation without additional maintenance at the point where the telescopic device slides out. It mechanically shields our hydraulic and electric lines without significant additional load.
    Which products do you use?
    • E4.32.12.075.0
    • chainflex® CF9
    In which places? How could the products solve your problems?
    Applied at the point of insertion and extension of the telescopic device. It allowed for shielding and safe movement of cables in the place of telescoping of the machine. Thanks to it, it was possible to lead cables from the control unit to manipulators located in the personnel basket.
    What alternative solutions could be considered?
    Other manufacturers of cable guides (stainless steel guides / or making your own production of stainless steel guide)
    Is there a sustainability aspect to your application?
    The application develops the Polish industry against the national background as it is the first fully designed and manufactured product of this type in Poland.
    Was there a cooperation with igus®? If so, how did this go?
    Yes. Assistance in selecting the right product for our application. igus engineering.
    How did you hear about the vector competition?
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    Award ID: 2111 Company: DAN-ROB

    Armin Gellweiler | 20. Januar 2022

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    • Datum: 2022-01-20 14:11:13
    • Firma: DAN-ROB
    • Ansprechpartner: Pan Jacek Śliwa
    • E-Mail: jacek.sliwa@dan-rob.com
    • Anschrift: Przemysłowa 15, 30-701 Kraków
    • Telefon: 516928237
    • Land: Poland
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    Please describe your plant/machine/project. What is the function of your application?
    The machine is used to automatically fold the airbag in the drivers seat (Center Air Bag)
    Where will your application be used? In which industry?
    Automotive industry – ZF Autmotive System Poland in Częstochowa.
    What can your plant/machine/project do in particular?
    By using RBR E4.21 series rotary motion guide and CHAINFLEX cables, the machine performs rotary table motion while ensuring the reliability of the cable guidance system. The machine is dedicated to folding airbags in the drivers seat.
    What are the deployment/environmental conditions at the end user? What challenges did you have to solve?
    Table rotates 120 degrees per second. Rotary table with a diameter of 1.5 meters Total guide length 2 meters Without the RBR wire guide system, the wires would get caught in the rotary motion. The E4.21 RBR series guide is suitable for these speeds and installation conditions, ensuring a smooth process.
    What requirements did the energy chains and cables have to meet?
  • Reeducing assembly time
  • How has the igus® product contributed to increasing efficiency or optimizing costs?
    A rotary table machine using the E4.21 RBR Series reduces the cost of an additional employee in the factory, as well as saving additional space on the shop floor. The productivity of the rotary table machine is twice as high because the manual preparation process and the automatic pillow folding process are carried out in parallel.
    Which products do you use?
    • E4.21.070.100/745.0
    • chainflex® CFBUS
    • (readycable®/readychain®)
    In which places? How could the products solve your problems?
    Conductors work in a guide for rotary motion:
    – CF130.15.05.UL
    – CFBUS.PVC.060
    – CF5.03.25 + D-SUB
    What alternative solutions could be considered?
    No alternatives
    Is there a sustainability aspect to your application?
    Yes, the machine appealed very much to the engineers at ZF Automotive System Poland in Czestochowa, so further inquiries from the customer include building a machine with a rotary table using rotary motion guides.
    Was there a cooperation with igus®? If so, how did this go?
    Guide and wire selection by IGUS regional engineer.
    How did you hear about the vector competition?
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    Award ID: 2110 Company: DECKEL MAHO Pfronten GmbH

    Armin Gellweiler | 20. Januar 2022

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    • Datum: 2022-01-20 11:10:11
    • Firma: DECKEL MAHO Pfronten GmbH
    • Ansprechpartner: Herr Kai Gümperlein
    • E-Mail: kai.guemperlein@dmgmori.com
    • Anschrift: DECKEL MAHO-Straße 1, 87459 Pfronten
    • Telefon: 08363-89-6948
    • Land: Germany
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    Bitte beschreiben Sie Ihre Anlage/ Ihre Maschine/ Ihr Projekt. Welche Funktion hat Ihre Anwendung?
    Es handelt sich um ein 5-Achs-Bearbeitungszentrum zum Fräsen von Werkstücken bis zu einem X-Verfahrweg von 6 Metern im Standard und in kundenspezifischen Ausführungen bis zu 12 Metern und größer.
    Wo wird Ihre Anwendung eingesetzt? In welcher Branche?
    Werkzeug- und Formenbau, Halbleiterindustrie, allgemeiner Maschinenbau, Automobilbranche.
    Was kann Ihre Anlage/ Ihre Maschine/ Ihr Projekt besonderes leisten?
    Es handelt sich um eine hochdynamische Präzisionsmaschine für die Herstellung von XXL-Werkstücken mit höchster Genauigkeit und Oberflächengüte. Die Werkstücke mit bis zu 150 t können im Formenbau aufgrund der Linearmotorentechnik frei von Oberflächenschattierungen 5-achsig feinstbearbeitet werden bei einer Größe von 6000 x 5000 x 2500 mm. Die Positioniergenauigkeiten der Linearachsen liegen dabei deutlich unter 10 µm. Bei der Maschinenauslegung wurde besonderer Wert auf eine hohe Verfahrgeschwindigkeit von 45 m/min und einer Beschleunigung von 3 m/s² des 50 t schweren Maschinenquerträgers gelegt. Der maschinenspezifische Ruck liegt bei 30 m/s³. Diese Werte können im Schlichtprozess auch tatsächlich gefahren werden, ohne dass sich negative Effekte auf der Oberfläche abbilden.
    Wie stellen sich die Einsatz-/Umgebungsbedingungen beim Endanwender dar? Welche Herausforderungen mussten Sie dazu lösen?
    Der X-Verfahrweg der Maschine (bzw. der Energiekette) beträgt im Standard 6 Meter und muss kundenspezifisch auf bis zu 28 m verlängert werden können. Dies geschieht in modularer Bauweise, die mit wenigen standardisierten Bauteilen auskommt.
    Die Energiekette ist horizontal neben der Maschine auf dem Schaltschrank angeordnet. Aufgrund des hohen Gewichtes der eingesetzten Leitungen und Schläuche wurde nach einer Lösung gesucht, ohne dass es zu einem großen/unzulässigen Durchhang der Energiekette kommen kann. Eine klassische, statische Abstützung oder eine gleitende Anwendung der Kette kamen aus technischen Gründen nicht in Betracht.
    Welche Anforderungen mussten die Energieketten und Leitungen erfüllen?
  • Wartungsintervalle verlängern
  • Wie hat das igus® Produkt zur Effizienzsteigerung oder Kostenoptimierung beitragen können?
    Welche Produkte setzen Sie ein?
    • Energiekette(n) R4.112.40.300.0
    • Anderes Guidelok Obertrum für R4.112
    An welchen Stellen? Wie konnten die Produkte Ihre Probleme lösen?
    Für das beschriebene Problem ist das igus-Guidelok-System die ideale Lösung.
    Es handelt sich um ein selbsttätiges Führungssystem der Energiekette. Beim Überfahren des Kettenradius über die notwendige Abstützung hinaus, klinkt sich das igus-Guidelok-System betriebssicher aus und bei entsprechender Umkehrbewegung auch wieder ein.
    D.h. die Führung ist immer dann aktiv geschaltet, wenn sie benötigt wird und schaltet sich in dem Moment frei, wenn es zur Kollision mit dem Kettenradius kommen würde – und dies ohne Fremdenergie.
    Die gegenläufige Anordnung erlaubt es zudem, die Leitungseinführung an der gleichen standardisierten Position vorzunehmen, auch wenn sich kundenspezifisch der Verfahrweg und damit die Kettenlänge vergrößert. Dies erspart eine unnötige Variantenvielfalt und reduziert Montageaufwand.
    Welche alternativen Lösungen kamen in Betracht?
    keine
    Gibt es einen Nachhaltigkeitsaspekt bei Ihrer Anwendung?
    nein
    Gab es eine Zusammenarbeit mit igus®? Wenn ja, wie verlief diese?
    Die Lösung entstand in enger Zusammenarbeit mit igus, die wir seit Jahren zu schätzen wissen.
    Zuerst erfolgte durch igus die Prinzip-Vorstellung einer gegenläufigen Energiezuführung statt der bisher verwendeten ineinanderlaufenden Energieketten. Danach wurde gemeinsam ein modulares Energieketten-Konzept ausgearbeitet, angepasst an die ebenfalls modulare bzw. kundenspezifische Ausführung des Verfahrweges der Gesamtmaschine.
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    Award ID: 2109 Company: LARSEN & TOUBRO LIMITED

    Armin Gellweiler | 20. Januar 2022

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    • Datum: 2022-01-20 06:30:18
    • Firma: LARSEN & TOUBRO LIMITED
    • Ansprechpartner: Mr SAMIVEL RANGASAMY
    • E-Mail: samivel.rangasamy@larsentoubro.com
    • Anschrift: CHENNAI BANGLORE HIGHWAY, 631561 KANCHIPURAM
    • Telefon: 9952440324
    • Land: India
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    Please describe your plant/machine/project. What is the function of your application?
    Our machine is called Tire Curing Machine(TCP). This machine is used to help the vulcanizing the tire. This machine is used to cure the Green tire to finish tire by applying different media into the cavity.

    We are supplying our machines all over the globe across 44 countries. All the tire majors are our customer.

    Where will your application be used? In which industry?
    For the picking the Green tire(Before Vulcanization) from the trolley and Finish tire(After Vulcanization) from the cavity, for this process we are using pick and place robot(i.e Vertical Chuck Loader(VCL)).

    Tire Industries.

    What can your plant/machine/project do in particular?
    For the IN/OUT movement of VCL(Vertical Chuck Loader), we are using RBR drag chain with Rotary trough arrangement for our cable and Hose Routing.
    What are the deployment/environmental conditions at the end user? What challenges did you have to solve?
    Earlier our cables and hoses are routed in the cable guards for the IN/OUT movements. Cables are lying in the floor. Also the twisting and turn of cables is happened during movement. So the lifecycle time of cable is reduced drastically. Also aesthetically not good for the cable routing.

    Speed:2800RPM
    Acceleration:0.5 rad / s2
    Travel Distance: 180 degree(Forward/Reverse Movement).
    Number of cycle per day: 32 cycle/day

    What requirements did the energy chains and cables have to meet?
  • Other Aesthetic
  • How has the igus® product contributed to increasing efficiency or optimizing costs?
    This RBR drag chain reduces the assembly time in our premises.
    Also it reduce the machine down time by reducing hose and cable damage.
    Also it improves the production efficiency by 0.5%.
    Which products do you use?
    • Energy chain(s) E4.32 series
    • chainflex® cables CF130/140
    In which places? How could the products solve your problems?
    we decided to improve our wiring aesthetic for VCL operation, also our customer insisted to change the routing of the cable to avoid the damage and reduce the downtime.

    Earlier we approached Igus team for the solution with Triflex chains, but Igus team provided better idea of RBR with rotary trough arrangement.

    What alternative solutions could be considered?
    Want to use Triflex chain for the rotary movement for the bunch 14 cables.
    Is there a sustainability aspect to your application?
    Yes. Its provide the sustain to our VCL operations.
    Was there a cooperation with igus®? If so, how did this go?
    It was excellent team work and we had many discussion and review meeting.
    And also there is on site support also provided by the Igus team.
    How did you hear about the vector competition?
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    Award ID: 2108 Company: Axis Technology and Development Ltd

    Armin Gellweiler | 19. Januar 2022

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    • Datum: 2022-01-19 17:08:03
    • Firma: Axis Technology and Development Ltd
    • Ansprechpartner: Mr Alan Doake
    • E-Mail: alan.doake@axis-td.co.uk
    • Anschrift: 39 Hunters Hill Road, Gilford, BT63 6AL Craigavon
    • Telefon: 7716175889
    • Land: United Kingdom
    • Awareness:
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    Please describe your plant/machine/project. What is the function of your application?
    Axis Technology and Development Ltd was formed in 2013 but this project started some 20 years prior to this. The driving factor in automating the conventional harvesting process was the lack of mushroom harvesters. The main issue within the mushroom industry is having staff to manually harvest mushrooms as previously there was no automated or semi-automated system which could cost effectively harvest mushrooms consistently while maintaining the mushroom quality for the end user.

    Once the mushroom harvester selects the mushrooms from the growing bed they place them on our Mushroom Holding Fingers on our Harvesting Conveyor. The Harvesting Conveyor transports the mushroom to our Mushroom Processing Unit where the mushroom stalk is trimmed to the desired length, the mushroom is then graded by size into the correct mushroom punnet (the machine has 6 grades / sizes available) and once the pre-set weight of the punnet is achieved the punnet is ejected and is now ready to be wrapped and palletized ready for dispatch. Our system on average makes this process 3-4 times faster than conventionally harvesting mushrooms.

    By 2018 Axis had pioneered a Harvesting Conveyor and Mushroom Processing Unit which would transport the mushrooms from bed to punnet. To facilitate commercially testing our system and due to their pre-eminence and reputation within the mushroom industry, we approached Highline Mushrooms in Canada.

    In 2018, Highline Mushrooms and Axis Technology collectively agreed to install a ‘test rig of 2 ‘half rooms in their largest farm in Kingsville, Ontario, under a restricted environment to ensure secrecy of the project. Four Harvesting Conveyors and 2 Mushroom Processing Units were installed and commissioned on-site in March 2019 in 2 growing rooms, to directly compare the results of utilizing the Axis Harvesting System with conventional harvesting techniques whilst all in identical growing environments to prove accuracy of data. After 4 months of collecting data, Highline Mushrooms and Axis Harvesting agreed to install the Axis Harvesting System throughout their new build farm which was commencing construction.

    Where will your application be used? In which industry?
    Our modular system is specifically designed to be implemented within the worldwide mushroom industry. Our system is currently being utilzed in a farm which harvests 90 tonnes of mushrooms per week in Crossfield, Alberta, Canada. The system has been operational on this site from November 2020. The system can be retro-fitted in existing farms or installed on a new build farm.
    What can your plant/machine/project do in particular?
    Our system facilities the mushroom harvester to harvest mushroom on average 3-4 times faster than conventional harvesting. Once the mushroom harvester places the mushroom in our Mushroom Holding Fingers on the Harvesting Conveyor, the Harvesting Conveyor transports the mushroom to our Mushroom Processing Unit which trims the mushroom stalk to the pre-set desired length, grades the mushroom into the correct punnet (this is controlled by the size of the mushroom), weighs the mushroom punnet and once the punnet reaches the desired weight it ejects the completed punnet ready for wrapping and palletization. Conventional harvesting speeds generally averages 21kg per hour, with our system the harvester typically averages 60-75kg per hour. On-site in Canada we currently have some operators harvesting over 110 kg per hour with our system.
    What are the deployment/environmental conditions at the end user? What challenges did you have to solve?
    Typical environments in mushroom growing rooms are operating temperatures of approx. 18 – 20 degrees but for sterilization the room and equipment is steamed at 80 degrees twice monthly. The environment typically has a high humidity and moisture content, and again twice monthly extensively washed and sterilized. The cable management system was required to be FDA compliant as well as meeting the above requirements. The cable management system was required to move at a speed of 30-40mm per second at a constant acceleration and travel distance was 3m hanging application. On-site assembly time for the cable management system and the cable installation was critical to the success of the installation for this project.
    What requirements did the energy chains and cables have to meet?
  • Extended maintenance intervals
  • How has the igus® product contributed to increasing efficiency or optimizing costs?
    Due to the environmental conditions, the blue TH3 chain was introduced. This e-chain® was developed specifically for food contact and is visually detectable by its blue colouring. In case of damage, any broken pieces are identified and removed before contaminating the food. The TH3 features rounded corners and threadless connections to prevent dead spaces, spaces where debris and germs could potentially build-up. The design of this energy chains avoids surfaces laying on top of each other, which prevents abrasion and material wear. The blue material is not only FDA compliant but is also highly resistant to chemicals and aggressive cleaning agents.

    Once the end customer approved the TH3 chain, this was ordered and within 6 weeks the chain was on site. Initial order for 32 conveyors totalling 96 meters of TH3 chain.

    We utilized Igus for supply of not only TH3 chain, but Igus slides and ready cables. Not only did we find the pre-sales and after sales services very helpful and beneficial but Igus were able to supply the required components within very restricted time frames. The support received will ensure that we continue to utilize Igus going forward in future projects.

    Which products do you use?
    • Energy chain(s) TH3
    • chainflex® cables readycables
    • Harnessed (readycable®/readychain®)
    • Other bearings and drylin w
    In which places? How could the products solve your problems?
    Axis utilized Igus for supply of not only TH3 chain, but Igus slides and readycables. Not only did we find the pre-sales and after sales services very helpful and beneficial but Igus were able to supply the required components within very restricted time frames. The support received will ensure that Axis continues to utilize Igus going forward in future projects.

    TH3 was utilized for our cable management requirements. This was utilized on a hanging application where space was critical. Ease and speed of installation was also a critical requirement for us while also complying with FDA requirements and CSA compliance of the cables.

    CF211.038 and CF210.UL.15.15.02 chainflex readycables were utilized.

    What alternative solutions could be considered?
    Kabelschlepp energy chains and Lapp cables where investigated prior to utilizing igus components.
    Is there a sustainability aspect to your application?
    Yes our system contributes to the farm sustainability as not only can the end user harvest mushrooms more efficiently but also reduce their energy consumption . Our system allows the end user to future proof their farm by being able to continue producing and harvesting mushrooms locally in an ever competitive commercial environment.
    Was there a cooperation with igus®? If so, how did this go?
    Not only did we find the pre-sales and after sales services very helpful and beneficial but igus were able to supply the required components within very restricted time frames. The support received will ensure that Axis continues to utilize igus going forward in future projects. Another important factor for us for the ability for igus to supply the TH3 within 6 weeks of order confirmation.
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    Award ID: 2107 Company: toolcraft AG

    Armin Gellweiler | 19. Januar 2022

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    • Datum: 2022-01-19 13:11:43
    • Firma: toolcraft AG
    • Ansprechpartner: Frau Julia Rodenbücher
    • E-Mail: juliarodenbuecher@toolcraft.de
    • Anschrift: Handelsstraße 1, 91166 Georgensgmünd
    • Telefon: +49 9172 6956-171
    • Land: Germany
    • Awareness:
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    Bitte beschreiben Sie Ihre Anlage/ Ihre Maschine/ Ihr Projekt. Welche Funktion hat Ihre Anwendung?
    Die Automationslösung wird in Kombination mit einer Nestinganlage zum Abpalettieren und Etikettieren von Holzplatten unterschiedlichster Größen eingesetzt. Beim Pickroboter erfolgt die Zuführung der gefrästen Bauteile durch die CNC-Bearbeitungszelle unsortiert in Losgröße 1. Die Bauteilpositionen werden über konfigurierte Schnittstellen übermittelt, sodass die Vereinzelung prozesssicher erfolgen kann. Hierbei legt der Roboter mithilfe einer Lineareinheit als siebte Achse größere Distanzen zu den verschiedenen Ablageplätzen zurück. Die Zuführung der Energieversorgung erfolgt durch ein igus Schleppkettensystem. Nach Abschluss der jeweiligen Bearbeitung findet eine automatisierte Rückmeldung in das kundenseitige ERP-System statt.
    Wo wird Ihre Anwendung eingesetzt? In welcher Branche?
    Holzbranche/Möbelfertigung
    Was kann Ihre Anlage/ Ihre Maschine/ Ihr Projekt besonderes leisten?
    Die Automationslösung vereint in Kombination mit der Nestinganlage und einer Etikettierstation mehrere einzelne Handlingsschritte zu einem Gesamtprozess: Entstücken einer Nestinganlage, Bauteilkennzeichnung mittels automatischer Etikettierung und Kommissionierung. Durch ein Wechselgreifersystem ist es möglich, Holzplatten verschiedenster Formate und Größen sicher und effizient zu bewegen. Außerdem kann der Roboter mithilfe des igus Schleppkettensystems kombiniert mit einer Lineareinheit über größere Distanzen zügig bewegt werden.
    Wie stellen sich die Einsatz-/Umgebungsbedingungen beim Endanwender dar? Welche Herausforderungen mussten Sie dazu lösen?
    Die Umgebung beim Endanwender ist sehr staubig und kann aufgrund des dauerhaften Einsatzes nur selten gereinigt werden. Zudem müssen viele Leitungen über eine längere Linearstrecke und anschließend vollflexibel am Roboter geführt werden. Es treten hierbei sehr schnelle Beschleunigungen sowie hohe Geschwindigkeiten auf. Aus diesem Grund muss das gesamte Anlagensystem optimal ausgelegt sein, damit alle Komponenten mit den erschwerten Umgebungsbedingungen zurechtkommen. Nur so kann die erforderliche Prozesssicherheit eingehalten werden.
    Welche Anforderungen mussten die Energieketten und Leitungen erfüllen?
  • Anderes Hohe Reichweite kombiniert mit großer Anzahl an bewegten Leitungen
  • Wie hat das igus® Produkt zur Effizienzsteigerung oder Kostenoptimierung beitragen können?
    Durch den wartungsarmen Betrieb und die lange Lebensdauer werden minimale Ausfallzeiten sichergestellt und höchste Prozesssicherheit erreicht. Diese Vorteile sind sowohl für toolcraft als Anlagenbauer als auch für den Anlagenbetreiber essenziell wichtig.
    Welche Produkte setzen Sie ein?
    • Energiekette(n) Triflex R System E2 Serie 2600, diverse weitere Energieketten, Dreheinheiten
    • chainflex® Leitungen Chainflex Servo Hybrid
    • Anderes Gleitlager, Gleitfolien, einfache Linearführungen
    An welchen Stellen? Wie konnten die Produkte Ihre Probleme lösen?
    Schutz und Lagerung der Energiezufuhr zum Robotersystem
    Welche alternativen Lösungen kamen in Betracht?
    Bau einer komplett neuen Gesamtanlage, wodurch die Prozessabläufe hätten verändert werden müssen
    Gibt es einen Nachhaltigkeitsaspekt bei Ihrer Anwendung?
    Schonen der Humanressourcen durch Verlagerung unergonomischer und monotoner Arbeitsschritte auf eine Automation, die verschiedene Prozessschritte kombiniert
    Gab es eine Zusammenarbeit mit igus®? Wenn ja, wie verlief diese?
    Sowohl die Auslegung also auch die individuelle Konfektionierung erfolgten gemeinsam.
    Wie sind Sie auf den vector Wettbewerb aufmerksam geworden?
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