The new Energy Chain® E4.350 is wear proof, maintenance free and resistant to seawater and mineral oil. It was developed for environmentally harsh situations such as those encountered on offshore oil-drilling platforms. E4.350 can move nearly 50 feet up and down, which guarantees any heavy hydraulic cables are protected and guided when a drilling rig is skidded on to an oil platform, or during a drilling head’s stroke.
It has an internal height of approximately 14 in. and a variable inner width of 8 in. to over 3 ft, giving a large internal capacity. Large cables and hoses with diameters up to around 12 in. are ably guided by the plastic chain, with loads possible in the region of 70 pounds per foot.
The cable carrier is made from high-performance plastics and is corrosion resistant. The chain also offers a weight saving over comparable steel alternatives. It will ultimately be available from stock.
The E4.350’s design ensures high torsional rigidity and stability. Thanks to the interlocking links and the large bolted joint between them, movement is smooth. The design also significantly increases lateral stability and prevents the cable carrier from coming apart.
Integrated sliding surfaces, larger wear surfaces and extra-strong stop-dogs guarantee a long service life. Center links increase stability further and make it possible to extend the width of the cable carrier almost without limitation. Additionally, special outer and inner links ensure a straight run and quick assembly, especially compared to steel alternatives. A comprehensive, easy-to-assemble, modular range of accessories includes internal cable separators and shelving options.