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East Providence

RI 02914

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Technical environment

Dirty Environment and igus® energy chain Cable Carriers

igus® - Experience with

Dust, dirt, mud, compost, wood, textile fibers, paper dust, abrasive paste, cooling agents, glass dust, glass splinters, coal dust, sand, corundum and much more.

Splatter and hot chips

Laboratory tests and numerous field applications prove that igus® energy chain cable carriers and E-Tubes reliably protect cables in welding robots and machine tools. Although welding splatter leaves some visible traces, it does not impair the material or the function. igus® E-Tubes have successfully withstood tests at 1,652°F with medium-sized hot metal chips. They are in use worldwide in the chip area of machine tools. (Please note: igumid G in direct contact with large amounts of melted aluminum is not recommended.)

Dirt, dust, chips

Materials and design make igus® energy chains excellent problem-solvers in harsh environments. Experience and application references are available upon request. Please consult igus® with your application.


igus® energy chains made of igumid G can be used in vacuum applications. Very little outgassing occurs.

Chemical resistance

igumid G is resistant to fuel, lubricants, oils, fats, alcohol, ester, ketone, and aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons. Oxidants and acids are damaging. Table 1.38 shows an excerpt of the precise details concerning resistance to chemicals. Acid-resistant energy chain cable carriers are available upon request.

Coolant resistance

energy chains and E-Tubes have proven resistant to cooling agents. However, we are always willing to perform individual tests if you have particular problems or advanced developments.

cable carrier E-tubes igus® E-Tubes in the chip area of machine tools
energy chains cable carriers igus® energy chains have proven their durability - shown here with wood chips
sludge resistant cable carriers Compost sludge - numerous related references available upon request

Particularly suitable energy chain Series for dirt, dust, chips