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Product range

Low-cost and quick-fill cable carriers
E-Z Chain cable carrier  

E-Z Chain®

Easy insertion of cables

Flexible opening to allow cables and hoses to be quickly and easily installed or retrofitted.

E1 System  

E1 System

energy chain® in one strip

Modular, one-piece band for simple applications. Cost-effective solution for large numbers.

cable carrier zipper chain  

Zipper chain

Un-zip to open

Open and close at lightening speed using the special design "Zipper".

snapchain  

SnapChain

Cost-effective and easy-to-fill e-chain®

Quickly mount cable packets in bundles. Low-priced alternative to complex cable shears.

Micro-, mini- and medium-sized cable carriers
lightweight cable carrier  

E2 micro

For restricted spaces

Small pitch, quiet operation. Lightweight with cable-friendly interior.

E2 mini cable carrier on machine tool  

E2 mini

Interior separation available

Small pitch, quiet operation. Optimized weight/stability ratio. Several different interior separation options available.

cable carriers half enclosed tube  

E2/000

Two-piece energy chain® -
The E2 standard

Standard e-chain®, medium sizes, 21 to 45 mm inner heights. Snap-open along two sides, lightning fast installation. Many-sided modular interior separations

Energy Tubes to protect cables from chips, dirt, and debris
cable carrier  

E2 R100

Energy Tubes

Lids snap open on one side and on the inner or outer radius. Many different interior separator options available.

cable carrier removable lids  

E2 R

Energy Tubes

Removable lids. Many different interior separation options available.

R2.1  

R2-1

e-tubes - low cost chip protection

Lids snap open along outer radius from both sides.

reverse bend radius cable carriers  

RX tubes

Most chip-resistant design

Smooth, rounded contours, plenty of interior space. Reverse bend radius (RBR) available.

The standard cable carrier for almost every application
cable carrier  

E4-1

All the benefits of the entire E4 range

With igus® E4-1 cable carriers, the service life of your application can be increased and costs significantly reduced.

E4-1L  

E4-1L

Highly dynamic energy chain®

High stability and easy access due to snap-open crossbars. Inner heights 38 to 48 mm. Low weight facilitates higher dynamics

open and enclosed cable carriers  

E4/100

Lowest noise in its class

Open and enclosed versions can be snapped open along both the inner and outer radius. Wide range of accessories available.

side mount cable carriers  

E4/4

Long & side-mounted travels

Open and enclosed versions snap open on both sides. Suitable for unsupported, side-mounted applications and long travels.

light weight cable carriers  

E4/light

Lightweight

Smaller side links and thinner crossbars. Cost effective design. Offers a large interior space for multiple cables and hoses.

Low noise, low-abrasion, vibration-free energy chains®
system T3  

T3 System

Highly flexible, low-vibration energy chain® "on strip"

Extremely low noise operation up to 33 dB(A). Inner height 29mm, low-vibration, very light. For highly dynamic applications; suitable for clean-rooms.

E3 system  

E3 system

Extremely low-noise, for the smallest installation spaces

Extremely low noise operation up to 38 dB(A). Inner heights from 10 to 15 mm. Low-vibration, wear-resistant. For highly dynamic applications; suitable for clean-rooms.

low noise cable carriers  

System E6

Low noise

Extremely low noise operation down to just 37 dB(A). Minimal vibrations. High speeds and accelerations possible. Also available as an Energy Tube.

low noise cable carriers  

E6-1 System

Light version

Series E6-1 combines all benefits of Series E6, such as its ruggedness and cleanroom-compatibility, at lower weight and even quieter operation and higher maximum speeds.

energy chains® for 3-dimensional and circular movements especially for robotic applications.
Triflex R cable carrier  

triflex® R

3D e-chain® especially for robotic applications

Three energy chain® options: enclosed, easily fillable, or as light version. First choice for multi-axis industrial robots.

multidimensional cable carrier  

E-Z triflex®

e-chains® for 2D and 3D movements

Closed or easily fillable. Modular system for complex movement. Chain links moving in a combination of one, two or three axes possible.

Triflex enclosed cable carrier  

triflex®

For 2D and 3D movements - closed

Enclosed or easily fillable. Modular system for complex movement. Chain links moving in a combination of one, two or three axes possible.

twisterchain new generation  

twisterchain® new

For circular or spiral movements

New generation energy chains® for circular movements up to 540º and more. Higher stability and more additional load possible.

TwisterChain cable carriers  

twisterchain®

For circular or spiral movements

energy chains® for circular movements up to 540º. Quick cable replacement. Modular design - variable widths.

rotary movement cable carrier  

twisterband

Rotary movements up to 7000º

twisterband: new sizes. Rotary movements up to 7000° and more. Compact, modular and cost-effective.

twisterband HD  

twisterband HD

Stable pin/hook connection

twisterband HD: stable pin/hook connection for high load and long service life.

Solutions for long travels - with or without guide troughs
Rol E-Chain cable carriers  

rol e-chain® Series

Rolls instead of gliding, energy-effiicient

Travels up to 2,700 ft and speeds up to 20 ft/s possible. Reduces required drive power to less than 25%. Can be used in harsh, dirty environments.

P4 system  

P4 system

Roller chain profile, energy efficient

Quiet, abrasion-resistant, maintenance-free energy chain®. For long travels of 1,969 ft and more, very high fill weights and speeds.

self aligning cable carriers  

autoglide series

Special solutions for long travels

Combination of autoglide and energy chains®. E-Z Chain®, E2/000 and E4-1 systems.

AX e-chains® series  

AX e-chains® series

Special e-chains® for applications in fine dust

Exterior stop dogs prevent the accumulation of dust. All existing widths can be combined.

LBT Flizz  

LBT Flizz®

Plastic cable duct with housing

High speeds and accelerations. Travel distances up to 394 ft, travel speeds up to 26 ft/s

basic flizz  

Basic Flizz®

Protection against weather and dirt exposure

Cost-effective and fully enclosed complete solution, e.g. waste water treatment plants.

small cable carriers  

Micro Flizz® system

Safe guidance of energy, data and air

Compact, cost-saving energy chain®. Compact, complete system for the safe guidance of energy, data and air.

Horizontal Guidelok system  

Guidelok horizontal

Guidance system for long travel distances up to 164 ft, unsupported

Unhindered travel: metal chips cannot become stuck between the gliding surfaces of the lower and upper runs of the energy chain® causing damage.

Guidelok Slimline  

Guidelok Slimline

Made of plastic or steel

Safe vertical guidance for e-chains® in high-speed rack feeders.

guidefast  

Guidefast

Very short installation times

Guidefast guide troughs are mounted on the side. Simple installation through a small number of different components.

ESD & ATEX  

ESD & ATEX

Prevention of static charges

Snap-open energy chains® with mounting brackets and interior separation in ESD and ATEX version available from stock.

c-chain®  

c-chain®

Continuously revolving energy supply system

The c-chain® enables a continuously revolving energy supply system made of standardized modular components.

pikchain®  

pikchain®

Conveyor chain for pick and place solutions.

Novel machine component for machinery and equipment manufacturers in the automation sector.

e-spool  

e-spool

Multi-energy drum

The alternative to the cable drum - cable-friendly and guides various media safely

magsnap  

magsnap

Magnetic magsnap opening crossbars – save space run without trough.

Liftband  

Liftband

Vertical applications up to 42.7 feet

Alternative to Zig-Zag solution - Lighter and smaller installation space.

FTA  

FTA

Floating moving end

Compensation of parallel errors at long travels.

PPDS  

PPDS

Push Pull Force Detection System

Push/Pull force calculation as safety standard.

offshore e-chain  

Offshore e-chain®

Energy feed to the ocean floor

Heavy-Duty underwater energy supply.

e-rover  

RTG-extension - e-rover

Automatic coupling of e-chains®

igus® e-rover extension for E-RTGs

Assembly Tools  

Assembly Tools

For "frequent users"

Simple tool - great benefits: assembly tools for "frequent users".

 

"Classic" series

And igus® special solutions

Older energy chains® are also available on a continuing basis. For new constructions, we recommend the corresponding new identical e-chains®.

Corrugated hoses and hose guide solutions
e-skin  

e-skin

Innovative energy supply system

The igus® e-skin is a snap-open tube, which is composed of two parts.

e-rib  

e-rib

Dynamically reinforcing corrugated tubes

The reinforcement for existing corrugated tube systems - e-rib

PMA hoses  

PMA protective hoses

Diverse selection of tubes and accessories

For the protection of flexible, electrical cables.

e-cord micro  

e-cord micro

For moving capillary hoses

Secure and flexible guiding of the smallest hoses < Ø 1 mm

Series CRC-255  

Series CRC-255

The igus® CRC clearoom chain

Inner height hi: 24 mm
Inner width Bi: 38 - 103 mm
Bend radii R: 150 - 250 mm
Pitch: 27.8 mm

Accessories
Guide trough systems for energy chains®  

Guide trough systems for energy chains®

Long travel, gliding

From the light and all-purpose "Super-Aluminum guide trough" up to the simple and cost-effective insert trough.

Rotary system  

Rotary system

For fast rotating applications

Integrated strain relief and cable guide trough. Maximum angle of rotation 600º

secure cables and hoses  

Strain relief

Secure cables and hoses

Chainfix clamps, tiewrap clamps, strain relief blocks for hoses, and quick-install clips.

Chainflex cables  

chainflex®

Continuous-flex cables

Especially designed for use with cable carriers. Tested up to 30 million cycles.

The umbilical cord of modern machines

igus® has been developing, producing and testing polymer Energy Chains since 1971. Our expert knowledge is being refined continuously with the help of our customers, and is then incorporated into our product range.

igus® offers cable carriers, continuous-flex cables, connectors, strain reliefs, separators, and other accessories - individually or as a complete pre-harnessed system: readychain® pre-harnessed systems

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