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Vertical standing cable carriers

Mounting brackets

Mounting brackets must be attached so that an energy chain cable carrier does not bow out. The igus® program offers locking or one-sided, locking mounting brackets for almost all types of energy chains. Locking KMA mounting brackets are highly recommended because they can be attached flush to a machine.

Cables and hoses

Cables and hoses must be laid in the energy chain cable carrier so that they can bend freely. For precise guidance of the cables and hoses, we strongly recommend igus® interior spacer modules. Cables must be strain relieved at both ends.

cable carrier standing application Options for a standing application with support of the first energy chain links: on the right, with U-shaped guidance - on the left, with the support of the first chain links

Lateral acceleration

If lateral acceleration occurs, the energy chain should be supported along the outer radius. For higher energy chain heights, it is generally recommended that at least the first three links on the outer radius be supported. For maximum heights and weights, the whole distance must often be supported. Due to the wide variety of combinations involving weights, stroke heights, energy chain cable carrier types and bending radii, we strongly recommend you make use of our consulting services.

Combined motions

Combined vertical and horizontal movements are possible with igus® energy chain cable carriers for a cost-saving solution.

horizontal and vertical cable carriers Combined horizontal and vertical movements
energy chain cable carrier Standing application with support of the first energy chain links - R68 E-Tube

Technical data - vertical - standing applications

Max. stroke height - without support ≈ 13 ft
Max. stroke height - with support of the first
energy chain links
≈ 20 ft
Max. stroke height - with full support ≈ 66 ft
v max (dependent upon stroke height and weight) 66 ft/s
a max (dependent upon stroke height and weight) 164 ft/s2

cable carriers vertical Locking KMA mounting brackets Series 4040 E4/4
e-tube cable carriers U-shaped supported E-Tube for high lateral acceleration

Preferred Series for vertical, standing applications