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Energy Chain® Expert System

Service life calculator

Find out how long an energy chain® cable carrier will last in your application.

Service life calculator

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e-chain® Product finder

Find a suitable solution quickly and easily with the energy chain® product finder

Energy Chain® product finder


Easily find the right e-chain® for unsupported applications with up to 42.65 feet of travel.

Product finder for e-chains® up to 42.65 feet.


Configure in a few minutes an energy supply system for long travels from 32.80 feet up to 196.85 feet.

QuickChain.60 configurator

Universal kit for any application

System E4.1 Huge, modular construction kit. Opens on both sides, low-cost. Side-mounted with travels of 656 feet and more, low weight.


Standard, quick to open

E2/000 Standard e-chains®, medium sizes, internal height of 21 to 45 mm. Hinged on the left and right. Versatile modular, interior separation.

Energy Chain® E2/000

All rounder for small sizes

E2 micro Internal height of 5 to 41 mm, small divisions, smooth operation. Light weight and cable-friendly interior.

e2 micro energy chain

E-Z Chain®

Quick fill cable carrier Access cables quickly without opening and closing lids. Push in and pull out cables and hoses through a flexible opening along the length of the cable carrier.

Quick fill cable carriers

Zipper Chain

Quick fill cable carrier Lids can be quickly unzipped like a zipper. The cable carrier lids can be separated at each cable carrier link.

Zipper Energy Chain® cable carriers

E2 micro & E2 mini

Small & medium size cable carriers 2 parts per link maximum. Easy installation. Many connection options. Long service life. High stability.

Small and medium cable carriers

E2 medium, E2/000

Quick open cable carriers Snap-open mechanism. Cable carriers opens to the left or the right. Half-enclosed tube option available.

Quick open cable carriers

E2 tubes

Dirt-proof cable carriers These fully enclosed cable carriers protect cables and hoses from chips and flying debris.

E2 fully-enclosed energy tubes

System E4

Robust cable carriers Wide number of modular options. Opens on both sides. Can run side-mounted over travels 650 ft and more.

System E4 cable carriers

Systems E6

Quiet cable carrier These low-vibration cable carriers operate extremely quietly: up to 38 dB(A). High speeds and accelerations possible.

System E6 cable carrier

Guide troughs & strain-reliefs

Guide troughs to guide Energy Chain® cable carriers over long travels and strain-relief options.

Cable carrier guide troughs & strain-reliefs

PMA corrugated tubing

Protective hoses for continuous-flex cables.

PMA protective hoses

Rol E-Chain®

Rolls instead of glides Long travels and high speeds with loads up to 33.6 lbs/ft are possible with Rol E-Chain®.

Rol E-Chain® overview

About Energy Chain® cable carriers

Important guidelines for consideration when designing safe Energy Chain Systems®.

Designing with igus® cable carriers


Design advice series Technical articles answering your most pressing inquiries in-depth.


2014 vector® award

4th worldwide energy supply contest Competition for innovative and challenging energy supply solutions, using plastic Energy Chain Systems® and cables

4th worldwide energy supply contest


Downloadable Files Easy-to-use CAD files available in formats for various systems.

3D-CAD files

Interior separator configurator

Drag and drop separators and cables into place to quickly configure your cable carrier.

Cable carrier configurator program

Industry solutions

Different industries need different solutions igus® offers customized support no matter what your application.

Industry solutions

Cost down, life up.

Real world applications See where igus® Energy Chain Systems® have reduced cost and increased performance

Cable carrier application examples

News 2015

Universal energy supply systems for every movement: more stable, opens faster, quieter, lighter and many more...

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