Guide troughs

For long travels


Guide troughs allow cable carriers to travel smoothly over long travels with minimal friction.

If the cable carrier is installed in the center of the travel ("center mounted"), it will glide on itself for half the travel. For the other half, we recommend glide bars, which are mounted inside the trough and on which the cable carrier glides. igus® guide troughs are available from stock with these abrasion-resistant polymer glide bars, which lower both friction and noise.

Aluminum "SuperTrough"

The igus® standard

The Aluminum SuperTrough is a modular guide trough system for long travels. It is available as a low-cost, "basic" version, and as an upgraded version suitable for heavy-duty applications.

This universal usage makes it the igus® recommended standard guide trough system.

Aluminum guide trough cable carrier  

  • Low wear rate
  • Very easy, universal assembly
  • Corrosion proof: sea-water resistant aluminum
  • Minimal noise levels: A 9.0 dB(A) noise reduction was achieved using Aluminum SuperTrough with a silencer profile (add-on item) and Rol E-Chain® roller chain
  • Multiple mounting options, including heavy-duty brackets (add-on item), base clamps, and interface connectors
  • Glide strips for greater wear protection at high speeds

 

970-30- SL / 970-31-SL / 970-32-SL

Outer height of trough side part: 3.03 (77 mm)
For igus® Energy Chain® Series:
E2: 10, B15
Zipper Serie: 15/R15

971-30- SL / 971-31-SL

Outer height of trough side part: 3.43 (87 mm)
For igus® Energy Chain® Series:
E2/000: 2400, 2450, 2480, 2500
E2 medium: 20, 25, 200, 240, 250, 255
E6: E6-29, R6-29

972-30- SL / 972-31-SL

Outer height of trough side part: 4.61 (117 mm)
For igus® Energy Chain® Series:
E4/00: 280, 290, R770
E4/4: 2828, 2928, R7728
E4/0: 28, 29, R77
E6: E6-40

972-30-SL / 972-32-SL

Outer height of trough side part: 4.61 (117 mm)
For igus® Energy Chain® Series:
E2/000: 2600, 2650, 2680, 2700
E2 Tube: R58
E2 medium: 26, 27i, 27

973-30-SL / 973-31-SL

Outer height of trough side part: 5.67 (144 mm)
For igus® Energy Chain® Series:
E2/000: 3400, 3450, 3480, 3500
E2 Tube: R68
E2 medium: 340, 350, 30, 35, 36
E4/00: 380, 390, R780
E4/4: 3838, 3938, R7838
E6: E6-52, R6-52

974-30-SL / 974-31-SL

Outer height of trough side part: 7.24 (184 mm)
For igus® Energy Chain® Series:
E4/00: 400, 410, R880
E4/4: 4040, 4140, R8840
E4/light: 14040, 14140, R18840, 14240, 14340
E4/light old: 140, 141, R188
E4/0: 40, 41, R88
E6: E6-62

975-30-SL / 975-31-SL

Outer height of trough side part: 9.29 (236 mm)
For igus® Energy Chain® Series:
E4/4: 5050, 5150, R9850

E4/light: 15050, 15150, R19850
E6: E6-80

Steel guide troughs

For extreme, heavy-duty applications

Material: galvanized steel or stainless steel (upon request).

One-piece guide troughs made from steel are available for the following Energy Chain® cable carriers: Series 10, 15, and B15. These guide troughs are available from stock for outer chain widths up to 2.36" (60 mm). For wider Energy Chains®, custom solutions are possible.

cable carrier with steel guide troughs  
Guide troughs made from steel: rugged for heavy-duty automation

  • Very stable and rugged steel guide trough
  • Simple assembly
  • Available in galvanized steel or stainless steel
  • Glide bars are made of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMW)
  • Side plates are mounted with corresponding clearance and fastened on the sub-surface

 

92-30 / 92-31

Outer height of trough side part: 2.76 (70 mm)
For igus® Energy Chain® Series:
E2/000: 2400, 2450, 2480, 2500
E2 medium: 200, 240, 250, 255
E6: E6-29, R6-29

93-30 / 93-31

Outer height of trough side part: 5.12 (130 mm)
For igus® Energy Chain® Series:
E2/000: 3400, 3450, 3480, 3500
E2 Tube: R68
E2 medium: 340, 350
E4/00: 380, 390, R780
E4/4: 3838, 3938, R7838
E6: E6-52, R6-52

94-30 / 94-31

Outer height of trough side part: 6.69 (170 mm)
For igus® Energy Chain® Series:
E4/00: 400, 410, R880
E4/4: 4040, 4140, R8840
E4/light: 14040, 14140, 14240, 14340
E4/light old: 140, 141, 188, 142, 143
E4/0: 40, 41, R88
E6: E6-62

95-30 / 95-31

Outer height of trough side part: 3.94 (100 mm)
For igus® Energy Chain® Series:
E2/000: 2600, 2650, 2680, 2700
E2 Tube: R58
E2 medium: 26, 27i, 27

96-30 / 96-31

Outer height of trough side part: 8.66 (220 mm)
For igus® Energy Chain® Series:
E4/4: 5050, 5150, R9850
E4/light: 15050, 15150, R19850
E4/light old: 150, 151, R198
E4/0: 50, 51, R98
E6: E6-80, E6-80L

97-30 / 97-31

Outer height of trough side part: 5.12 (130 mm)
For igus® Energy Chain® Series:
E4/00: 280, 290, R770
E4/4: 2828, 2928, R7728
E4/0: 28, 29, R77

98-30 / 98-31

Outer height of trough side part: 11.81 (300 mm)
For igus® Energy Chain® Series:
E4/00: 600, 601, R608, 640
E4/light: 1640, R1608

99-30 / 99-31

Outer height of trough side part: 5.12 (130 mm)
For igus® Energy Chain® Series:
E4/00: 220, R670
E4/0: 22, 23, R76

91-10 - 91-41

Outer height of trough side part: 1.89 (48 mm)
For igus® Energy Chain® Series:
E2 mini: 10, 15, B15

Support tray

Lower run support

Simple, one-piece support trays for the lower Energy Chain® run.

cable carrier support tray  
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