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e-chain® cable carriers


Use the e-chain® System Configurator

Plastic energy chains Reduce Downtime & Increase Service Life of Cables

e-chain systems® are referred to as the lifeline of modern machinery. These durable cable carriers ensure a safe supply of energy and data while under constant motion. They can be made with different materials, such as steel or plastic, but metal carriers may require regular maintenance, which, depending on the location and application, can be time consuming, costly and dangerous. Additionally, growing concern over the weight of machine components has sparked an increase in the use of lighter-weight plastic cable carriers.
 

Small energy
chains

E2 micro  

Inner heights: 5 – 32mm

Medium energy
chains

E2.1, E2/000  

Inner heights: 21 – 48mm

Large energy
chains

E4.1  

Inner heights: 21 – 350mm

For
robotics

Special energy chain solutions  

Inner diameter: 12 – 46.8mm

Protection against
dirt and chips

Protection against dirt and chips  

Inner heights: 21 – 75mm

Smooth running,
cleanroom

Smooth running, cleanroom  

Inner heights: 10 – 80mm

Long travels
and heavy duty

Long travels and heavy duty  

Inner heights: 32 – 80mm

Simple, static
applications

simple, static applications  

Inner heights: 9 – 47mm

3D movements,
non-robotics

3D movements, non-robotics  

Inner heights: 13 – 75mm

Circular, rotary or
spiral movements
up to 7000°

Energy chains for circular and spiral movements  

Inner heights: 9 – 56mm

Corrugated tube
and corrugated
tube accessories

Corrugated tube and corrugated tube accessories  

Accessories

Accessories  

Troughs, strain relief elements, PMA hoses

e-chain® System Configurator

Energy Supply Assistant  

The system configurator for e-chains® allows you to build the exact model for your needs. Select chainflex® cables to be used in the e-chain®, specific dimensions, types of movement, environment, interior separation and strain relief to create the ideal system. A parts lists and option to send the final product right to your cart is also available.


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e-chain® solutions for all requirements

FDA-compliant energy chain  
FDA-compliant

Hygienic design principles –  with absolutely no friction – no material rubbing against material.

Modular energy chain  
Predictive maintenance

Specifically for robot applications.

Vertical movements  
Vertical movements

Modular and flexible design solutions are often superior to busbar systems and festoons.

ESD energy chains  
ESD

Avoidance of static charges during the manufacturing process for electronic assemblies.

Traversing energy chain  
Cable drum alternative

Move energy, data, oils, signals, air and light in all directions of the compass, maintenance-free.

Special applications  
All special solutions

Energy chains for all special applications.

3D CAD portal  
3D CAD portal

Design energy chains faster and easier with our CAD software, including views in both 2D and 3D. 

Engineer's Toolbox Resources

 

Consulting

I would be happy to answer your questions in person

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Dan Thompson

Product Manager

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Shipping and consultation

In person:

Monday to Friday from 7 am - 8 pm

Online:

24h