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A few years back, the cement industry came up with the advertising slogan "…It's what you do with it that counts!" Nowadays, the same applies to plastics - perhaps even more so now their public image has taken such a battering. Under the banner "plastics for longer life", igus GmbH from Cologne recycles 21st-century high-performance plastics and puts them to good use mainly in its energy chain systems and polymer bearings. The company has chosen HANNOVER MESSE 2018 to unveil its new P4.1 roller chain for cranes and conveyor systems with optional smart condition monitoring.

igus has channeled its core skills in bearing engineering and energy supply chains into further increasing the availability of crane equipment and conveyor systems. The impressive result is the long-distance P4.1 roller chain with its newly developed tribo-optimized rollers for lubricant-free bearings in the individual chain links, which extend the lifespan of this energy supply chain. What's more, the P4.1 e-chain can be fitted with an integrated new "isense" condition monitoring sensor for easy connection to the igus predictive maintenance system.