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System E4/4 Cable Carrier Applications for Long Travel Distances

System E4/4 cable carriers can be used for extremely long travels and for unsupported, side-mounted applications. This is due to its special construction, which enhances stability while increasing resistance to harsh weather and other adverse conditions.  Special roller chain links make the E4/4 cable carrier the real long-travel specialist. E4/4 is also available in a material optimized for electrostatic discharge (ESD) applications.

Typical applications:

  • Cranes, including RTGs and quayside cranes
  • Compost, concrete, chemical, mineral, welding and agricultural plants
  • Unsupported, side-mounted applications on machine tools
  • Construction equipment
  • ESD applications
  • Heavy duty machinery
  • Steel works
  • Shipyards

E4/4 energy chain applications:

Conveyor unit of coal excavator

Winner of 2010’s Gold vector award and the longest known travel using plastic energy chains in the world.

Roller cable carriers for a composting plant

These roller cable carriers and chainflex® cables operate despite extreme conditions in this compost plant

Container Crane: Malaysia

Close to 1,500 ft (441 m) travel and loads up to 2.5 tons on a container crane in Malaysia.

igumid HT streetcar switches

igumid HT cable carriers in high temperatures

Ship loader

Wind and weather proof, energy chain cable carrier and chainflex® cables on a ship loader at the Baltic Sea port of Wismar.

E4/4 cable carrier on a port crane

E4/4 cable carrier on a port crane

E4/4 system

Gliding, mounted on the side - E4/4 system

E4/4 system

Space-saving solution - E4/4 system

Series 4040

Standing installation of the Series E4/4

Car wash cable carrier

Touch-free car wash uses System E4/4 cable carriers and chainflex® CF140 US cables.

More application examples:

Cable carrier applications

energy chain application examples by industry and cable carrier design.

Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Dan Thompson

Product Manager


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