1. Attachment from any side
2. Stable under large forces
due to undercut design
3. Straight running
4. NC without
5. Inner cross-section
for easy filling
6. Opening crossbars
can be folded open
on both sides
7. Can be opened
along the inner and outer radius
8. Lower weight,
better dynamic qualities
9. Quiet running due to
* The required clearance height is HF = H + 1.57 in. (40 mm) (with 1.34 lbs/ft (2.0 kg/m) fill weight, this should be observed for all types of applications.Please consult igus® if space is particurlarly restricted.
** The calculated length corresponds to the chain length without mounting brackets.
A= Moving end, B= Fixed end
Pitch per link: = 2.20” (56 mm)
Links per ft (m): = 5.49 (18)
For center mount applications:
Chain length = s/2 +K
The unsupported length is dependent on the additional load X-axis: Unsupported length in m FLB/FLG
Y-axis Additional load in kg/ft
Lower scale: Travel S in ft
FLB = unsupported with permitted sag
FLG = unsupported with straight upper run
from 5 m to max. 80 mChain length= S/2+K2Long travels - gliding (up to max. 80 m) Here, the e-chain® upper runs gliding on the lower run in a guide trough. We recommend letting our engineers support you when planning this type of system. In case of travel lengths between 10 and 12 m, we recommend a larger unsupported e-chain®.
A1 = Moving endA2 = Fixed end A3 = Guide trough with glide bar A4 = Guide trough with glide bar A5 = Total length of the guide trough
Samples and catalog order
E-Chain® Expert call
Service life calculation
Ask the product expert
Designing with igus®
Design specificationFurther information on "unsupported application"
Design specificationFurther information on "gliding application"
Other installation types
Option 1: Standard
As standard, igus® separators are mounted every 2nd chain link!
38-1 Standard – for all uses
Separator, wide base for maximum holding strength
and stability in e-chains®
38-3 For many thin cables
Separator with narrow base for many thin cables
next to each other. Space-saving, secure state - for e-chains®.
3200-x Horizontal division
Locks securely into separators at both ends, giving a fixed width. Can be used as full-width shelf for
integrated subdivision or as a partial shelf for
separation on 3 levels.
KMA - pivoting
KMA - locking
"Super-aluminium", "Basic" guide trough
"Super-Alu" guide trough, "Heavy Duty"
Steel guide troughs
1. Trough side part, aluminium, 2 m
2. Glide bar, plastic, 2 m
3. Plastic glide strips*, side, 2 m
4. Clamping shoe, aluminium
5. C-profile, galvanised steel
6. Screw M6 x 16
7. Sliding nut M6
8. "Basic" connector, plastic
10. Optional: Silencer profile, rubber
*without glide strips on request
"Super-aluminium" trough - the igus® standard for guide troughs
The "Super" aluminium trough is a modular system of guide troughs for long travels (where e-chains® are gliding on top of themselves). The basic "Super" aluminium trough has a simple and cost-efficient designs and can be expanded for sophisticated plant engineering.
Its universal design makes it the recommended igus® standard for guide troughs.
1. Interface connector
2. Plastic glide bar
3. Clamping shoe
4. Glide strips
9. Heavy-duty bracket option
10. Silencer profile, rubber
11. Screw M6 x 20
1. Aluminium profiles
3. Heavy-duty bracket option
6. Silencer profiles
1. Guide trough (blue)2. Glide bar (black)3. Installation set (red)4. Individual bracket without C-profile5. Profile rail length
+ Easy assembly using installation sets+ 2-part design - configurable from chain width+ Very stable+ cost-effective+ large selection
Guide trough without glide bars, Part No. 97.30, guide trough with glide bars Part No. 97.31
Installation sets, Part No. 97.50. XX
Support tray - Type 1
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