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autoglide: e-chain® cable carrier for long travels without guide troughs

Long travel distances always pose special requirements on an e-chain system®. From a certain point, the upper run needs the potential to glide on the lower run or on glide bars. Moreover the e-chain system® requires guidance's to prevent a lateral offset. In most cases this is ensured by a guide trough. There are also applications in which a guide trough is not required due to optical or spatial conditions. In order to cover this gap, igus® developed the autoglide system in 1995. autoglide e-chains® are self-aligning plastic cable carriers, which can dispense with guide troughs up to 164 ft travel. You save purchase and installation costs and can keep tracks in the hall free for forklifts or industrial trucks.


  • For travels up to 263 ft.
  • For travel speeds up to 8.2 ft/s
  • autoglide chain links of one piece, no additional parts required
  • Very fast installation times for long travels
  • Guide troughs not required!
  • Narrow installation width, quiet operation
  • Functional guarantee for the entire system with chainflex® cables

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1. Practical: traversable floor guide
2. Reliable tracking : Assembled gliding tab feeds the e-chain®
3. Smooth operation: Offset tracking of upper and lower run
4. Guided reliably: Comb-like autoglide crossbars
5. Versatile: KMA circumferential mounting

Shop autoglide e-chains® below:

E4.1 autoglide

For E4-1 e-chains®

Special snap-open crossbars in the inner radius of the e-chains® with injection-molded autoglide sprockets for almost all E4-1 series.

For E2/000 e-chains®

Special opening crossbars with injection molded autoglide teeth. Snap-open along the inner radius

autoglide E-Z chain® e-chains®

For E-Z Chain® e-chains®

Combination of the easily fillable E-Z Chain® and injection-molded AUTOGLIDE sprockets in the inner radius.

autoglide classic series:


Series AG200

Inner width Bi: 57 mm
Bend radii R: 55 - 250 mm
Pitch: 46 mm

Classic version series 2000 e-chains®

For e-chainsystem® E2 up to 35mm inner height.

Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Dan Thompson

Product Manager


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