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Why high-strength e-chain® plastic cable carriers from igus®?

Plastic cable carriers guide & protect moving cables & hoses

Pre-harnessed plastic cable carrier energy chain cable carriers are lifelines to automated systems
Mounted plastic cable carrier Long unsupported lengths and various mounting options are possible
Long travel plastic cable carrier An energy chain cable carrier on this Malaysian crane travels 1,448 ft at almost 100 ft/min.

Developed & Tested for Over 40 Years

e-chain® plastic cable carriers are the umbilical cord of modern machines. They minimize downtime, protect, support and extend the service life of cables and hoses. igus® has been developing, producing and testing plastic cable carriers since 1971.

The igus® cable carrier range incorporates over 70,000 innovative, low-cost products. From its smallest ‘micro’ energy chain to the world's largest plastic energy chain, igus® plastic cable carriers are capable of long and short travel distances at high speeds in all axes. The company's expert knowledge is being refined continuously with the help of its customers and is then incorporated into the products produced.

Universal applications

Many different movement and mounting possibilities.

Carry sensitive bus, data and fiber optic cables and energy sources such as electricity, gas, air and liquids.

Accommodate very high dynamic loads and stringent service life requirements.

Operation in a wide range of environments and climates.

Space-saving installation.

High levels of acceleration possible.

Modular systems offer simple assembly on-site and rapid retrofitting of cables.

Save time and money

Innovative products can be assembled quickly.

Rapid delivery time.

Vast product range - find the right solution immediately.

Optional pre-harnessing services.

Fast system design and support from internal specialists and a network of sales engineers throughout the United States and worldwide.

Longer distances, higher speeds, longer life

Distances in excess of 1,300 feet.

Speeds of up to 16.4 ft/s (and more in some cases).

Service life of 10 years and over.

cable carriers testing igus® cable carrier test laboratory

Quality: plastic cable carriers & products are fully-tested from a single source

igus® provides tested quality based on more than three decades of experience. This is substantiated by numerous test certifications and quality seals, such as ISO 9001:2008.

The igus® system guarantee provides assurance for every application, no matter how demanding. energy chain cable carriers are tested continually in real-life conditions in the igus® test laboratories. This assures long service life and operational reliability for customers.

On the rare occasion igus® does not have test or field data for a specific application, the company will gladly conduct tests according to your specific requirements.


Fully-Assembled Plastic Cable Carriers

Instead of spending valuable time assembling an energy chain system, now engineers can focus on what they were hired to do. igus® pre-assembled energy chains come with cables, hoses, connectors, & accessories, as required, and are delivered ready-to-install on your machine.

Order only what you need

Customize as much or as little as you want

You choose the length

Save both time and money

With an igus® readychain® system, you receive a complete out-of-the-box solution: no more fumbling with cables, connectors, separators, mounting brackets and other accessories.

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