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igus® inc.

PO BOX 14349

East Providence

RI 02914

+1 800 521 2747
+1 401 438 7270

e-chain® cable carriers ideal for
special solutions and environments

e-chain® cable carriers are advantageous when it comes to their use in demanding ambient conditions - whether cleanrooms, very dusty environments, hot chips or aggressive chemicals - for every challenge, there is a solution in the e-change range of products. Working with customers, we have developed and tested products and polymers and they have been used successfully for innovative applications. From completely sealed RX tubes, small-component low-noise, low-vibration energy supply systems to elastic e-skins for cleanrooms or energy supply systems made of highly developed materials for different flammability classes - here, you can find detailed information on solutions for special requirements.

Long Travel Solutions

Guide Systems

guide systems
  • Flizz system- enclosed chains for long distances
  • Guidefast- reduce install time on indoor cranes
  • Guidelok horizontal- for ong unsupported travels
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  • Floating moving end for parallel compensation
  • Small, light, low-cost, compatible with PPDS
  • Force-free guide trough run extends service life
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  • Very fast installation times for long travels
  • Self-guiding without guide troughs
  • Narrow installation width, quiet operation
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Low-vibration, low-noise and abrasion-free

System E6

  • E6 - Low-noise, 37 dB(A) depending on speed
  • E6.1 - Extremely quiet 32 dB(A)
  • R6 - Enclosed system, Quiet operation, Low wear
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  • Inner height: 29mm
  • Quiet 33 dB(A), Cleanroom ISO class 2
  • Extremely low noise & low vibration
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  • Inner height: 10 to 22mm, Quiet 38 dB(A)
  • Crossbars on strip, zip-open along outer radius
  • Highly dynamic & cleanroom capatible
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Vertical Solutions


  • For vertical, horizontal or circular applications
  • Fast and easy assembly, easy to retrofit
  • Equipped with damping elements to reduce noise
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Guidelok slimeline vertical

guidlok slimline
  • Low-cost, lightweight, clip-on guide rails
  • Fast, safe and easy assembly, low-noise
  • Easy service access, low transport cost
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  • Alternative to Zig-Zag, vertical cable management
  • Light, silent, modular, small installation space
  • For stage & theater, indoor cranes
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Industry Solutions

AX cable carriers

Woodworking AX e-chain
  • Exterior stop dogs prevent wood/dust buildup
  • Optimized interior space, easy setup
  • Woodworking, Coal power, mining industries
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oil and gas e-loop
  • Modular, open/close for easy maintenance
  • Cable-friendly two-chamber interior separation design
  • Cable guidance for oil & gas rigs, prevents service loops
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offshore e-chain
  • For harsh conditions/environments, turnkey solutions
  • Modular system, easy to open, dirt resistant
  • Connection elements for quick/easy assembly
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YE Hybrid

aerial lifts & platforms
  • 50% less weight than a comparable steel chain
  • 50% more unsupported span than plastic chain
  • Corrosion, UV, chemical resistant, no screws/bolts
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Circular Movements


  • 25% less weight, dynamic, quiet, cable-friendly
  • Rotary/Spiral movements up to 540°
  • For robots, packaging, glass, material handling
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  • Cable guiding for rotary motion in small spaces
  • Stable pin/hook connection for very high loads
  • For extreme temperatures & environments
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  • Space-saving alternative to cable reels & spools
  • No tensile load on cables or "chain junction"
  • Cost-effective, ideal for stages and theaters
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Special Materials


  • ESD tested for up to 10 million cycles
  • Snap-open, mounting brackets, interior separation
  • Available from stock, order & delivery within 24hrs
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TH3 - FDA e-chain
  • Food-compliant materials, blue color, food-safe
  • Chemical-resitant, easy to clean, open design
  • For cleanrooms, packaging, food & beverage
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Guidelite plus

guidelite plus
  • Chemical/corrosion-resistant guide trough
  • Lightweight, quiet, cost-effective to stainless-steel
  • Fast assembly, easy-maintenance, less downtime
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Contact an e-chain® cable carrier expert

Proper installation is essential for the life of your cable carrier, and igus® has a team of dedicated engineers ready to assist you every step of the way. From site inspection, to installation, to complete modernization, our team will ensure the longest possible service life for your cable carrier system.  Contact us via the form below or call us at (800) 521-2747.
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The terms "igus", "Apiro", "chainflex", "CFRIP", "conprotect", "CTD", "drylin", "dry-tech", "dryspin", "easy chain", "e-chain", "e-chain systems", "e-ketten", "e-kettensysteme", "e-skin", "e-spool", "flizz", "ibow", "igear", "iglidur", "igubal", "kineKIT", "manus", "motion plastics", "pikchain", "plastics for longer life", "readychain", "readycable", "ReBeL", "speedigus", "triflex", "robolink", "xirodur", and "xiros" are legally protected trademarks of the igus® GmbH/ Cologne in the Federal Republic of Germany and where applicable in some foreign countries.

igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsibushi, NUM,Parker, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention in this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH

igus inc headquarters is located at 257 Ferris Ave, Rumford, RI 02916. igus enjoyneering center is located at 2055 Franklin Rd, Bloomfield Twp, MI 48302