twisterchain® - circular and spiral movements, snap-open along both sides

Circular movements with twisterchain® - The twisterchain® product range offers a vast selection for circular movements. twisterchain® applications are available with guide trough, which has the following advantages: Guidance of the e-chain®, reduced abrasion of the e-chain®, optimum low-noise operation, rotation angle up to 360°. The modular structure of the guide trough enables the utilization of a longer chain length, various bending radii and several twists.

Turns possible up to 540° (with special mounting parts)


The modular structure of the guide trough enables the linking of a variety of radii of chains, circles and bends with always the same trough parts.


Opening - press down the screwdriver vertically in the groove of the crossbar. Loosen the crossbar by prizing (against the clamp)

Installation instructions

Assembly of the twisterchain®.

Application examples

Applications in various industrial sectors and in the igus® test laboratory.

twisterchain® 3D CAD configurator

Generation of complete twisterchain® 3D CAD models.

Snap-open along the inner and outer radius
Series 2208  

Series 2208

Inner height hi: 28 mm
Inner widths Bi: 52,5 - 112,5 mm
Bending radii R: 55 - 150 mm
Pitch: 44 mm

Series 2808  

Series 2808

Inner height hi: 32 mm
Inner widths Bi: 50 - 150 mm
Bending radii R: 100 - 250 mm
Pitch: 56 mm

Series 3808  

Series 3808

Inner height hi: 42 mm
Inner widths Bi: 50 - 200 mm
Bending radii R: 100 - 250 mm
Pitch: 67 mm

Series 4008  

Series 4008

Inner height hi: 56 mm
Inner widths Bi: 50 - 200 mm
Bending radii R: 150 - 400 mm
Pitch: 91 mm

This "spiral-shaped" modular e-chain® is especially suitable for:

Circular, spiral movements up to 540° (with special mounted parts).

Quick cable replacement

Modular, rugged design - variable widths.

Cable-friendly interior

Crossbars can be opened along both sides

New guide trough type 01 and guide trough type 02 (up to 360° movement) available from stock

Variable interior separation

Applicable in rotation speeds up to 4 m/s

With steel mounting brackets (electrically conductive)

Typical industrial sectors and applications


Handling machines

Packaging machines

Glass machines

General mechanical engineering etc.


Circular motions possible up to 540° (with special mounting parts)

UL94-V0 Classifications on request

2 different types of guide trough systems available

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R.I. 02914

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