* The required clearance height is HF = H + 40 mm (at 1 kg/m fill weight), which should be observed in all types of applications. Please contact us if you have particularly confined space requirements.
** The calculated length corresponds to the chain length without mounting brackets.
A=moving end, B=fixed endPitch: 56mm per linkChain links per m: 18Travel: SChain length = S/2 + K
The unsupported length depends on fill weightX axis: unsupported length in m FLB/FLGY axis: fill weight in kg/mLower scale: travel S in mFLB = unsupported with permissible sagFLG = unsupported with straight upper run
from 10m to 200m
Chain length = S/2+K2
Long travels - gliding (up to 200m)
Here, the e-chain® upper run is positioned so as to glide on the lower run in a guide trough. We recommend that the project for such a system be planned by our technicians. For travels between 7 and 10m, we recommend an e-chain® with a longer unsupported length.
A1 = moving end
A2 = fixed end
A3 = guide trough with glide bar
A4 = guide trough without glide bar
A5 = total guide trough length
Samples and catalog order
E-Chain® Expert call
Service life calculation
Ask the product expert
Designing with igus®
Other installation types
Option 1: standard
Standard 01 As standard, igus® separators are mounted every second chain link! Standard - for all purposes(34.1 = unassembled; 34.1.1 = assembled) Separator, wide base for maximum holding force and stability. Horizontal interior separation(3200.X = unassembled; 3210.X = assembled) Locks securely into the separator at both ends, allowing a fixed width. Can be used as full-width or partial shelf.
KMA - one end pivoting
KMA - pivoting
Aluminum "SuperTrough", Basic Version
"Super-Alu" guide trough, "Heavy Duty"
Steel guide troughs
1. Trough side parts, aluminum, 6.56 ft (2 m)
2. Glide bar, plastic, 6.56 ft (2 m)
3. Glide strips*, plastic, 6.56 ft (2 m)
4. Bottom clamp, aluminum
5. C-profile, steel galvanized
6. Screw M6 x 16
7. Sliding nut M6
8. Interface connector "Basic", plastic
*without glide strips on request
Aluminum "Super Trough"- the igus® standard
The Aluminum "SuperTrough" is a modular guide trough system for long travels (when E-Chains® glide on themselves, as per sketch). Aluminum "SuperTrough" is available in low cost "basic versions" and can be upgraded for heavy duty applications. This universal usage makes it the igus® recommended new standard trough system.
Design specificationFurther information on "gliding application"
1. Connection element
2. Polymer glide bar
3. Bottom clamp
4. Glide strip
1. Trough side part, aluminium, 2m
2. Glide bar, plastic, 2m
3. Plastic glide strips*, side, 2m
5. C-profile, galvanised steel
7. Sliding nut M6
9. Heavy-duty bracket option
10. Silencer profile, rubber
11. Screw M6 x 20
*without glide strips upon 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® glide on each other). The basic "Super-aluminium" trough is available in simple, cost-effective "basic designs" and can be expanded for sophisticated plant construction. This universal usability makes it the recommended igus® standard for guide troughs.
1. Aluminium profiles
2. Plastic glide bar
3. Heavy-duty bracket option
4. Glide strips
6. Silencer profiles
New! Rapid assistance for mounting the e-chain® fixed end
The new fixed-end module makes it quick and easy to install the KMA mounting bracket on the "Super-aluminium" trough – no drilling required.
1. Guide trough (blue)2. Gliding rails (black)3. Assembly set (red)4. Individual fastening without C profile5. Length of rail profiles
+ Simple assembly through assembly sets+ 2-part version - adjustable to the chain width+ Very stable+ Cost effective+ Large selection
Guide trough without glide bar part No. 97-30, guide trough with gliding rails, part no. 97-31
Assembly sets as joint connection Part No. 97-50- XX
Guide tray type 01
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