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igus® inc.

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East Providence, RI

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e-chain® cable carriers
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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 safe supply of energy and data while under constant motion. igus® has been developing and testing plastic energy chains since 1971, gaining the expertise to continuously refine the systems and directly benefit users.

installation spaces

E2 micro  

Inner heights: 5 – 32mm


E2.1, E2/000  

Inner heights: 21 – 48mm



Inner heights: 21 – 350mm

All energy chains
& accessories

Special energy chain solutions  

Further families of energy chains

Online shop

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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

ESD energy chains  

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

FDA-compliant energy chain  

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

Quiet energy chains  
Extremely quiet

Quiet, low-abrasion, vibration-free energy chains.

Traversing energy chain  
Long travels

Long travels
and extremely high traversing speed with rol e-chains®.

Modular energy chain  
Circular movements up to 7000°

Specifically for robot applications.

Special applications  
Overview of requirements

All energy chains for 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. 

Moving energy made easy

Today, millions of igus® e-chains® are used in applications around the world – from beverage dispensers to steelworks. They have a modular design and are easy to assemble. Not only are they resistant to various media and designed for very small bending radii, e-chains® are also ideal for confined installation spaces as well as large, heavy and rigid cables and hoses.


What are the benefits provided by energy chains from igus®?

  • Gentle on the cables
  • Modular, lightweight and quiet
  • Energy, data FOCs, oil and air guided in one system
  • Configurable online
  • Predictable service life
  • Little, easy-to-perform maintenance required, easy to install
  • Large catalog of standard items

Assembled to your exact requirements

Our ready-to-connect harnessed energy chains reduce installation effort to an absolute minimum. The systems create optimal interfaces and increase competitive advantage. They also optimize your supply chain for energy chains, cables, connectors, hoses, hydraulics, pneumatics, steel parts, sensors, PLC, bearings, linear guides and other machine components. 


Plug 'n' Play energy supply assemblies

  • Logistics effort kept to a minimum
  • One system, one part number
  • 95% less harnessing time
  • Reduce assembly time
  • Less machine downtime
  • On-site installation – international service with 35 branches
  • Special designs are possible – igus® is developing further components

More information on energy chains

Designing together with us  
Designing with igus®

Find out more about specifications, application areas and assembly.

To the technical data

e-chain® test laboratory  

Every year, 3,000 e-chain® tests are carried out on 180 rigs, enabling the products to withstand the toughest conditions.  

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High helix thread sample  
Online tools

Overview of all online tools for energy chains.

Online tools overview

e-chain® catalog

The e-chain® catalog can be downloaded directly online!

To the catalog


I would be happy to answer your questions in person

Dan Thompson

Product Manager

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Shipping and consultation

In person:

Monday to Friday from 7 am - 8 pm