igus' pikchain is a continually revolving chain with integrated cable and hose supply to drive and control actuators individually. In the woodworking industry pikchain is especially advantageous, enabling concurrent running tasks such as drilling, stacking, milling, de-stacking, coating, drying and sorting to be carried out faster, enabling engineers to increase output by up to 30%. The chain is vibration-free and can move smoothly at a continuous speed of between two and three m/s. Maintenance-free travel of up to 30 m can also be achieved with the maximum load per transport chain link being approximately five kg. Each link can be controlled individually. In addition, pikchain can be equipped with any type of tool that receive their respective signals to operate accordingly, for instance grippers, suction cups, sensors, depending on the customers' requirements.