The ESD E4-1 system combines all the advantages
of its three predecessors and is the best system in the igus® range of e-chains®. Series E4.1 is stronger whilst having the same or even smaller dimensions than the previous versions. Almost all accessories
and mounting dimensions are
identical. With the the igus® E4.1 system, the service life
of your application can be increased even more
with lower costs.
Inner widths Bi: 30 to 80 mmBend radii R: 48 to 100 mmPitch: 30,5 mm per link = 33 links/m(1007 mm)
* The required clearance height is HF = H + 1.18 in. (30 mm) (with 1.01 lbs/ft (1.5 kg/m) fill weight), this should be taken into account for all application types.Please contact us if you have particularly narrow space conditions.
** The calculated length corresponds to the chain length without mounting brackets.
A=Moving end, B=Fixed end
Pitch per link: = 1.20” (30.5 mm)
Links per ft (m): = 10.06 (33)
For center mount applications:
Chain length = s/2 +K
Unsupported length versus fill weightX axis: Unsupported length in m FLB/FLG
Y axis: Fill weight in kg/ft
Lower scale: Travel S in ft
FLB = Unsupported with permissible sagFLG = Unsupported with straight upper run
The diagrams for unsupported lengths
apply to standard e-chains® in igumid GLW material. The values
can also be used for assessing e-chain® applications
in ESD special material.
If the respective maximum unsupported length exceeds 80%, the suitability of the e-chain® should be verified by a practice-oriented test.
from 10 m to max. 120 mChain length= S/2+K2Long travels - gliding (up to max. 120 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 4.0 and 10 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®
Integrated mounting system
5 widths and 4 bend radii
Design specificationFurther information on "unsupported application"
Design specificationFurther information on "gliding application"
Other installation types
Supplement to the installation instructions
EC Declaration of Conformity
Option 1: Standard
Option 1: Standard ESD separator
For all applications. Provides maximum holding strength
and secure stability. Separators are fitted
every 2nd chain link as standard! Other shelving elements
available on request.
Plastic - pivoting
The standard - plastic, one side pivoting
"Super-aluminium", "Basic" guide trough
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
*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
Support tray - Type 1
Data protection declaration