Zipper chain: product overview

Cable Carrier designed for fast and easy access to cables and hoses


This cable carrier is designed with a 'zipper' so that its lids can be rapidly opened and closed.

It differs from the standard igus cable carrier design, which features both side links and crossbars. Instead, the lids of the Zipper chain are interconnected and can be pulled back to remove the top section of the carrier in one piece.

Cable installation and removal - particularly for cables harnessed with connectors - is fast and simple. The unique design eliminates the need to snake cables through the cable carrier.

Zipper chain cable carrier

Pull open the lids of the cable carrier in one go.

 
Zip open chain cable carrier

Simple zip open.

 
 
Zipper Energy Chains®

Reduced assembly time

Zipper lid can be separated and attached to any chain link

Small pitch for low noise and smooth operation

High accelerations of 328 ft/s² and more are possible

Interior separation possible for larger versions


Zipper Energy Tubes

Fully enclosed Energy Tube with zipper opening mechanism

Protection against dirt and chips

Super-fast opening of interconnected lids

Modular design - tool-free lengthening and shortening

Small pitch for low noise, smooth operation, and high acceleration

Typical applications:

Pick-and-place robots

Semiconductor devices

Linear motors, actuators

Measuring equipment

Machine tools (Zipper Energy Tube)

Certifications for  cable carriers  
Energy Chain® product selector

Quickly find the best E-Chain® cable carriers for your application. Simply enter your parameters and you'll be supplied with a list of chains that will work.

Installation instructions

How to install and fill a Zipper Energy Chain® cable carrier.

Application examples

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

Zip-open from outside
zip open cable carrier  

Series 047

Inner height hi: 0.35 (9 mm)
Inner widths Bi: 0.39 - 0.63 (10 - 16 mm)
bending radii R: 0.71 - 1.5 (18 - 38 mm)
Pitch: 0.51 (13 mm)

zip open cable carriers  

Series 07

Inner height hi: 0.41 (10.3 mm)
Inner widths Bi: 0.24 - 2.52 (6 - 64 mm)
bending radii R: 0.71 - 1.5 (18 - 38 mm)
Pitch: 0.79 (20 mm)

zipper chain cable carrier  

Series 09

Inner height hi: 0.59 (15 mm)
Inner widths Bi: 0.39 - 1.97 (10 - 50 mm)
bending radii R: 1.1 - 1.89 (28 - 48 mm)
Pitch: 0.79 (20 mm)

zipper chain cable carriers  

Series 15

Inner height hi: 0.67 (17 mm)
Inner widths Bi: 0.59 - 3.94 (15 - 100 mm)
bending radii R: 1.5 - 7.09 (38 - 180 mm)
Pitch: 1.2 (30.5 mm)

Energy Chain®, rip-open along the outer radius  

Series 17

Inner height hi: 1.26 (32 mm)
Inner widths Bi: 0.59 - 3.94 (15 - 100 mm)
bending radii R: 2.48 - 4.92 (63 - 125 mm)
Pitch: 1.2 (30.5 mm)

quick open cable carrier  

Series R07

Inner height hi: 0.41 (10,3 mm)
Inner widths Bi: 0.39 - 1.97 (10 - 50 mm)
bending radii R: 1.50 - 1.89 (38 - 48 mm)
Pitch: 0.77 (20 mm)

fast open cable carriers  

Series R09

Inner height hi: 0.59 (15 mm)
Inner widths Bi: 0.39 - 1.97 (10 - 50 mm)
bending radii R: 1.89 - 3.94 (48 - 100 mm)
Pitch: 0.77 (20 mm)

igus® inc.
PO Box 14349
East Providence
R.I. 02914

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