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Heavy Duty Drag Chains for Long Travels and Gliding Applications

Travelling 800m or more require us to pay particular attention to every detail during the design of a dynamic cable management system.

igus® offers plastic drag chain solutions for higher speeds, harsh environmental conditions, larger loads, and longer travels.

These chains are ideal for a wide range of heavy duty applications such as:

E4-1

E4-1

  • Inner height 30 - 800mm, with or without pretension
  • Crossbars removable along the inner/outer radius
  • Undercut design for the most lateral stability
  • High push force on long travels, unsupported lengths
  • Noise-reducing "brakes" and optional noise dampers
  • Outer and inner side links for quick assembly

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E2/000

E2/000

  • Quickly open from right/left with screwdriver or by hand
  • Opening mechanism accessible from above
  • Lightning fast installation using thumb - safe seat without additional closing mechanism
  • Separators/interior separation sit safely, even when open
  • Excellent mechanical stability
  • Design and material provide long service life

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E4-1L

E4-1L

  • Light, cost-effective, short assembly time
  • Combines advantages of E2/000 and E4-1
  • Snap-open crossbars on both sides
  • Snap-open along the inner and outer radius
  • Optimized interior/exterior dimensions ratio with narrow outer links and crossbar shape.
  • Inner diameter very accessible for easy filling.
  • Unique side plate with tongue and groove system.

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E4/4

E4/4HD

  • For long travels up to 1,312 ft (without rollers)
  • Best solution for unsupported, side-mounted travels
  • Excellent for extreme indoor & outdoor conditions
  • Works well in harsh temperatures, dirt or debris
  • High torsional rigidity, ESD available
  • Roller links available for long travels up to 2,625 ft
  • Large kit of accessories

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E4/Light

E4/light

  • Lightweight and cost-effective
  • Smaller side links, thinner crossbars
  • Optimized ratio of interior & exterior dimensions
  • Numerous interior separation options
  • Wide range of modular accessories
  • Narrow outer links
  • Maximum travel up to 1,312 ft

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E4/100

E4/100

  • Most universal and low-noise E4 chain
  • Additional noise reduction possible with rubber pads
  • Numerous interior separation options
  • Wide range of modular accessories & applications
  • Widths up to 118" possible with extension links
  • Openable along both the outer and inner radius
  • Maximum travel: 1,476 ft

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Our team of experienced field service technicians and inspectors work to increase the reliability and performance of cable carrier applications by assisting with on-site installation, inspection, training and engineering services.

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P4

P4

  • Inner height: 32 to 80mm
  • Crossbars every link: crossbars removable along the inner and outer radius
  • Long travels of up to 800m and more
  • High fill weight of up to 30kg/m
  • High speeds of up to >10m/s
  • iF Product Design Award 2007

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rol e-chain® - rolling vs. gliding

rol e-chain

  • Inner height: 32 to 80mm
  • Available in two versions; crossbars every link and fully enclosed design
  • For especially demanding applications
  • 75% less drive power, rolling
  • Speeds up to 6m/s possible
  • Uniform roller resistance in dirty environments

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autoglide

autoglide

  • Self-guiding without guide troughs
  • For travels up to 263 ft & speeds up to 8.2 ft/s
  • Quick-filling, simply press cables into the carrier
  • Chain links of one piece, no additional parts required
  • Very fast installation times for long travels
  • Narrow installation width, quiet operation
  • Safe, quiet, abrasion-resistant and energy efficient

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Contact an e-chain® cable carrier expert

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. From site inspection, to installation, to complete modernization, our team will ensure the longest possible service life for your cable carrier system.  Contact us via the form below or call us at (800) 521-2747.

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