igus® e-chains® are already in use today in tens of thousands of applications – They guide and protect cables and hoses on oil platforms, in steel mills and in other heavy machinery. They have a modular design and are therefore easy to install. They are media-friendly and suitable for large, heavy and stiff cables and hoses. Our e-chains® withstand hot chips with temperatures up to +1,562° F.
Many arguments speak for the use of energy chains of high-performance plastics for moving applications, particularly in the heavy-duty area.
Strong and flexible
Hot chips up to 1,562 °F
Fill weights up to 403.2 lb/ft
90.000 types from stock
Tested in our industry's largest test laboratory
A stable e-chain® that can be opened on both sides with a 350 mm inner height, for fill weights of up to 403.2 lb/ft. Maintenance-free – no greases and oils necessary on the joints in operation.
Roll instead of glide: substantial reduction of drive power to less than 25% for movement of the e-chain®. Travel distances up to 2,625 ft and speeds up to 19.7 ft/s possible
Ideal for rotational movements with high fill weights and in restricted spaces Thanks to add-on modules the angles of rotation can be extended "virtually" indefinitely.
Safe interior separation of the e-chain® with extremely heavy or stiff cables, e.g. hydraulic hoses. As a result, pull-out strength increases to 177%.
From the simple cable to the complex e-chain system®. Quantities from 1 to high-volume deliveries. Worldwide service
A total of 403 chainflex® cables have been awarded the DNV-GL certificate and can therefore be used on ships and in offshore applications without any time-consuming and cost-intensive special approval procedures.
Single-core light-weight motor cable for use on very long travel distances With a guaranteed service life of 36 months or 10 million double strokes. *
CAT7 Ethernet cable for very high levels of stress and extremely fast data transmission with a guaranteed service life of 36 months or 10 million double strokes. *
igus® operates the largest test laboratory in its industry, with test setups for energy chains, highly flexible cables, plastic bearings as well as plain bearings, ball bearings and linear bearings, lead screw drives, bar stock, etc.
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