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Cable carriers mounted on the side - turned 90°

Short travels with or without support

Side-mounted energy chain cable carriers can be unsupported to a limited extent. The unsupported length is dependent on the following factors:

Fill weight

Width of the energy chain

Bending radius

Parallel placement.



The greater the fill weight of the energy chain, the shorter the available unsupported length. When placed on its side, the energy chain width, in effect, becomes the height. As this "height" increases, the e-chain system® becomes proportionally more stable. Small bending radii provide greater stability. If further movement in a second axis is added to the parallel motion of two chains, the unsupported length is impaired. For applications with low fill weight, the standard mounting brackets are adequate. If, however, the fill weight is high and the travels are long, the energy chain must then be supported either in whole or in part. Due to the variety of application possibilities, we strongly recommend you make use of our consulting services.

cable carriers side mounted

Mounted on the side - turned 90°

 

Side-mounted E- Chains® - are strongly recommended if the installation height is restricted
cable carrier side mount

energy chain, side-mounted, supported System E4

 
side mount cable carrier

Series E4/4 with partial support

 
side mount cable carrier unsupported

Unsupported System E4 energy chain

 
Long travel, gliding

Side-mounted energy chains cable carriers can travel over 328 ft with adequate guidance. All energy chain types are designed to operate gliding on their side. The corresponding glide surface is usually an igus® polymer, stainless steel or galvanized steel, depending on how high the demands on the travel speed and service life are. Roller and ball bearings or additional gliding elements are not necessary for igus® energy chains. The diagram below shows the principle of a guide trough for side-mounted applications.

Cables and hoses

Cables and hoses must be guided so that the energy chain system can move freely at all times. The igus® modular separation options offers numerous possibilities, such as vertical separators and spacers, to keep these conduits separated and bending freely for maximum service life. igus® will gladly provide an application analysis, free of charge.

cable carriers hydraulic hoses

The igus® separation elements also offer safe solutions for heavy hydraulic hoses

 
cable carrier seperators

Cable and hose guidance with separators and spacers

 
cable carrier spacers  
cable carrier guide trough

Principle of a guide trough for long travel, side-mounted

 
 
Preferred Series for sidemounted applications