Igus offers about 25 online tools available 24x7 for all engineering needs, including a unique service life calculation tool for energy chains.
Users can go to www.igus.eu/longer-life to access this program directly and enter the chain they require in the system, plus the application configuration (‘self-supporting’ or ‘gliding’).
Adding figures for additional load, travel, speed and acceleration will allow this online program to automatically calculate the expected service life in double strokes and kilometres.
Options also include the specification of external influences such as dirt, impact and ambient temperature.
Igus energy chain systems are available from Treotham .