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.
igus® also offers a 36 month guarantee in regards to the service life of all e-chain® cable carriers. They can do so because of the rigorous tests performed in their 41,000 square foot test laboratory at the company headquarters in Cologne, Germany.
Upgrade your current cable carriers by switching to igus®. By switching to e-chain® cable carriers, customers can reduce costs by 26%, and installation time by 88%. In addtion to these benefits, igus® products offer fast shipping times within 24hrs, online service-life calculators and tools for nearly all product lines, and tested reliability.
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.
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. Whether a site inspection, an installation, or complete modernization, our installation and inspection services will ensure the longest possible service life for your e-chain® system.
"For economic and technical reasons we have chosen to use exclusively standard products from igus®. In this way, the necessary changes can be simply made when systems are expanded, for example." - Gregor Malajka and Dirk Beils, Mach4
A finished engine every 14 seconds. This only works with a great degree of automation. Our smart plastics help to make it possible to monitor the plant in Austria.
Here, two robots were equipped with a wide range of guided cables and hoses involving complex geometric design. The dust generated here can be directly sucked away.
As long as six soccer pitches: the longest e-chain® from igus® anywhere in the world has already been in use here for ten years now, without any failure. With a PPDS early warning system for any faults that may occur.