The shoe fits
25 January 2013
Amongst the products highlighted by Kabelschlepp at this year's Hannover Exhibition were S/SX 0650 steel chain and UNIFLEX Advanced 1555 plastic chain, now with glide shoes. The steel chain has been put to good use
The steel chain has been put to good use at a shipyard, where long unsupported travels had to be bridged. In this case, the cable carrier systems also needed to cope with high ambient temperatures and heavy loads.
Reliability and minimum downtime for maintenance were also key considerations.
Kabelschlepp offered a solution based on glide shoes made of highly abrasion resistant plastic material.
These reduce friction and have wear indicators so maintenance can be minimised. Depending on the application, replacing the glide shoes costs only 10% of the cost of replacing the entire cable carrier.