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Supplement to installation instructions and
catalog information for igus® ESD e-chains® classification:

1. Technical Data

see catalog information

2 GD

2. General safety information

These additional Operating Instructions apply to the explosion-protected versions of our e-chains® of Type "ESD" in color gray (similar to RAL 7015) They supplement the Installation Instructions for the standard echains® and the catalog information The information in these instructions relates only to data impacting on explosion protection. The technical information in the Installation Instructions for the standard e-chains® and the category information still apply unchanged unless these Instructions explicitly exclude or replace the relevant information.

3. Assembly, removal and installation

Please follow the information in the Installation Instructions for the standard e-chains® and the catalog information on assembly, removal and installation for trouble-free operation. igus® ESD e-chains® must be grounded with appropriate measures in accordance with drawing number: 18392.2 in order to discharge any electrostatic charges occurring. Assembly, installation, commissioning and maintenance may be performed only by "personnel trained in explosion protection"!Please also note the corresponding national safety regulations and the relevant national regulations in respect of explosion protection during assembly and operation.

4. Commissioning

Before commissioning the system, check that the system has been installed correctly in accordance with the Installation Instructions for the standard e-chains® and the catalog information. Correct grounding must be checked in particular in the case of ESD e-chains®.

5. Maintenance

igus® e-chains® are maintenance-free. Correct grounding of the e-chains® must be inspected at regular intervals. (*in case of large projects a customized maintenance plans can become an issue and will be created if necessary )

Connection of ESD and e-chain Connection of an e-chain® in accordance with Directive 94/9/EC

A = Mounting brackets (moving end and fixed end) electrically conductive (e.g. ESD material or metal)
B = e-chain® ESD - material
C = Electrically conductive base surface or guide troughs electrically conductive (i.e. metal)
D = e-chain® ESD - material