General information about Energy Chain® cable carriers

Fully harnessed cable carrier

Energy Chain® cable carriers are lifelines to automated systems

 
cable carrier mounting

Long unsupported lengths and various mounting options are possible

 
Long travel cable carrier

An Energy Chain® cable carrier on this Malaysian crane travels 1,448 ft at almost 100 ft/min.

 
Developed to guide and protect moving cables and hoses

Energy Chain® cable carriers are the umbilical cord of modern machines. They minimize downtime, protect, support and extend the service life of cables and hoses. igus® has been developing, producing and testing polymer Energy Chain® cable carriers since 1971.

The igus® cable carrier range incorporates over 70,000 innovative, low-cost products. From its smallest ‘micro’ Energy Chain® to the world's largest polymer Energy Chain®, igus® cable carriers are capable of long and short travel distances at high speeds in all axes. The company's expert knowledge is being refined continuously with the help of its customers and is then incorporated into the products produced.


Universal applications

Many different movement and mounting possibilities.

Carry sensitive bus, data and fiber optic cables and energy sources such as electricity, gas, air and liquids.

Accommodate very high dynamic loads and stringent service life requirements.

Operation in a wide range of environments and climates.

Space-saving installation.

High levels of acceleration possible.

Modular systems offer simple assembly on-site and rapid retrofitting of cables.


Save time and money

Innovative products can be assembled quickly.

Rapid delivery time.

Vast product range - find the right solution immediately.

Optional pre-harnessing services.

Fast system design and support from internal specialists and a network of sales engineers throughout the United States and worldwide.

Longer distances, higher speeds, longer life

Distances in excess of 1,300 feet.

Speeds of up to 16.4 ft/s (and more in some cases).

Service life of 10 years and over.

cable carriers testing

igus® cable carrier test laboratory

 
Quality: fully tested products from a single source

igus® provides tested quality based on more than three decades of experience. This is substantiated by numerous test certifications and quality seals, such as ISO 9001:2008.

The igus® system guarantee provides assurance for every application, no matter how demanding. Energy Chain® cable carriers are tested continually in real-life conditions in the igus® test laboratories. This assures long service life and operational reliability for customers.

On the rare occasion igus® does not have test or field data for a specific application, the company will gladly conduct tests according to your specific requirements.

pre harnessed cable carriers  

ReadyChains®

pre-harnessed cable carriers

Instead of spending valuable time assembling an Energy Chain System®, now engineers can focus on what they were hired to do. igus® pre-assembled Energy Chains® come with cables, hoses, connectors, & accessories, as required, and are delivered ready-to-install on your machine.

Order only what you need

Customize as much or as little as you want

You choose the length

Save both time and money


With an igus® ReadyChain® system, you receive a complete out-of-the-box solution: no more fumbling with cables, connectors, separators, mounting brackets and other accessories.

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