Energy chain expert igus UK’s pikchain is a continually revolving chain with integrated cable and hose supply to drive and control actuators individually.
In the woodworking industry pikchain is advantageous, enabling concurrent running tasks such as drilling, stacking, milling, de-stacking, coating, drying and
sorting to be carried out faster, enabling engineers to increase output by up to 30 per cent.
pikchain is said to be more efficient than conventional handling and conveyor applications because of its continuous circular motion. pikchain is vibrationfree
and can move smoothly at a continuous speed of between two and three m/s. Maintenance-free travel of up to 30m can also be achieved with the maximum load per transport chain link being approximately 5kg. Each link can be controlled individually.
In addition, pikchain can be equipped with any type of tool that receives its respective signals to operate accordingly, for instance grippers, suction cups, sensors, depending on the customers’ requirements.
Watch video of pikchain at www.igus.co.uk/smartconveyorsystem.
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