igus® Launches Plastic Cable Carrier System that Replaces Metal Chain in CNC-turning Machine
- Aug 30, 2011
igus® offers Guidelok, a horizontal guiding system designed to stop metal chips from causing abrasion and wear in long travel cable carrier applications.
Guidelok holds a cable carrier's upper and lower runs apart over long distances when they would normally glide on top of one another. This means metal debris cannot settle between the two runs and cause abrasion.
The new cable carrier system is already being used successfully by one machine-tool manufacturer, who replaced a heavy steel chain with Guidelok to avert potential damage from large metal chips. Guidelok was also lower cost than other steel chains or sophisticated long-travel systems available.
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