Side-mounted energy chain cable carriers can be unsupported to a limited extent. The unsupported length is dependent on the following factors:
Width of the energy chain
Mounted on the side - turned 90°
energy chain, side-mounted, supported System E4
Series E4/4 with partial support
Unsupported System E4 energy chain
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 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.
The igus® separation elements also offer safe solutions for heavy hydraulic hoses
Cable and hose guidance with separators and spacers
Principle of a guide trough for long travel, side-mounted