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High-performance polymers for the offshore‑industry

Conditions at sea are rough and extremely demanding for components. Sea water, high and low temperatures, shocks, vibrations due to wind and motion; all this puts a lot of stress on cables, hoses and energy supplies. We have products suitable for these special application locations. In wind turbines, on drilling vessels or on oil rigs, they ensure a reliable supply of energy, both on the cantilever and in highly dynamic pipe handling. Light and maintenance-free. Thanks to our engineering team and DNV and NEK-certified chainflex cables, we also offer ready-to-connect complete systems that are tailored to meet your needs.

igus energy chains used in a drilling rig

Benefits of igus products:

  • Ready-to-connect complete systems
  • 100% corrosion-free, resistant to seawater and heavy duty tested
  • Longer service life, e.g. compared to steel chains and service loops
  • Up to 70% lighter than steel chains
  • Cables specially developed for e-chains with corresponding certificates for the oil and gas industry

New products in 2021

6 new products in 2 minutes

A video of our highlights for the offshore industry

This year, we are launching 168 innovations. Industry Manager Tim Schneebeck will present the top news for the offshore industry in just two minutes. This includes the new cable package for top drive systems in the e-loop:

  • Harmonisation with all components of TopDrive for optimum fit in connector and chain
  • Reduction of costs by approx. 35% due to waiving the need to manufacture one-off products for projects

Find out more about chainflex CFSPECIAL

Alternative to the service loop | New size 430

Opening and closing completely without tools

View all new products in 2021

Curious about more innovations? You can find the news overview here.

Modular e-loop energy chain system

The alternative to the service loop to guide cables safely in hanging applications. Ideal for three-dimensional applications.

  • Combines the advantages of a plastic energy chain with those of a high-strength pull rope.
  • Inside the chain, the pull rope transfers the tensile forces to the mounting brackets and the structure. As a result, the cables are kept completely free of strain.
  • Convenient: individual cables can be replaced.

Find our more about the e-loop now

Offshore applications

The huge motion plastics sample box

Trying things out made easy: with the igus corner, you always have the most recent motion plastics suitable for your individual industry sector at hand. 
We will bring the display to you, assemble it on request, and fill the compartments with the products of your choice. Or you can set it up yourself. As a permanent exhibition or for a limited period of time.

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motion plastics for the offshore industry

Offshore energy chains

e-chains for high loads in harsh environments

  • Resistant to corrosion and UV radiation
  • Extremely strong and maintenance-free
  • Easy assembly and long service life

Offshore chain OSC

Offshore chain

  • Cables always in reach 
  • Tensile forces of up to 187kN possible
  • Cable protection in extremely adverse conditions

Harnessed e-chain readychain

Harnessed energy chain systems

  • 95% less harnessing time
  • Reduce assembly time
  • Plug & play solutions, e.g. for top drives

Offshore rotation system

Turnkey e-chain systems for rotating movements

  • Rotation systems with up to 900° rotation
  • Easy integration into the customer's structure
  • Extended system guarantee possible

Offshore chainflex cable

Cables with DNV and NEK certificate

More than 370 certified control, servo, motor and robot cables as well as bus, data, encoder and fibre optic cables

Plain bearing and wet linear guide

Lubrication-free bearing technology for the offshore industry

  • Lubrication-free, corrosion-free and maintenance-free
  • More than 45 materials from stock - the right material for every application

White paper:

High-performance polymer solutions for drilling rigs

The flexibility of polymers has made energy chains and energy supply systems a valued asset in the oil and gas industry. What are the advantages of igus energy supply systems in top drive systems? What differentiates them from other solutions, such as festoons or service loops?

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White paper:

More automation in the maritime sector

What challenges, what advantages do automation and digitalisation bring to the maritime industry? How can companies meet the strict test criteria to have components certified by competent institutions such as DNV-GL? What opportunities arise for suppliers, plant constructors and operators of drilling platforms and ships through the use of certified components such as cables?

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What is the fastest way to replace cables in e-loops? What does “heavy duty” mean in the context of e-chains? You can find interesting contributions about our products in the offshore industry in the igus blog.

Take a look now!

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