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PO BOX 14349

East Providence

RI 02914

+1 800 521 2747
+1 401 438 7270

e-chain® solutions for your automotive application

In cars, commercial or special vehicles, the requirements for power supply solutions are becoming increasingly complex. Electrically controlled functions and setting options of cars require reliable, durable and light energy supplies for the constant supply of electricity and signals. Energy supplies by igus® are suitable for confined spaces and can be individually tailored to weight and load restrictions. igus® e-chains® combine these properties in one product:
  • Cost-effective
  • Light Weight
  • Silent
  • Individual customization as required

  • Long service life, predictable
  • Tested under real conditions
  • Assembly-friendly
  • Gentle on the cables

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e-chain® E2 micro

E2 micro e-chain®
  • High torsional resistance
  • Smallest inner heights and bend radii
  • Mounting brackets with strain relief optional
  • Small pitch for silent operation
  • Cable-friendly interior
  • Low weight
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e-chain® E1

E1 e-chain®
  • Cost-effective solution for large volumes
  • Can be shortened or lengthened as required through injection-molded, modular chain band
  • Easy to open
  • Easy to fix using the hole on the chain band
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e-rib for corrugated tubes

e-rib for corrugated tubes
  • Little installation space required despite high reach
  • Cable-friendly with defined bend radius
  • Can be easily retrofitted
  • Stability prevents unintentional sideways movement
  • No change in the impermeability of the corrugated hose
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Examples of igus® energy supplies in onboard use

Van with e-chain® applications
e-chain® in sliding door

1) Higher service life small installation spaces

e-chains® in sliding doors guide cables in the smallest installation space, i.e. for keyless entry systems and safety features. They prolong the cables' service life due to defined radii and kinematics.
e-chains® in the seating system

2) Safe cable guidance in seating systems

Electric systems in cars have increased immensely and more and more systems are permanently supplied with electricity so as to offer the necessary driving comfort. e-chains® are ideal to guide cables securely from A to B.
e-chain® in the wiper systems

3) Reliable protection despite constant movement

e-chains® are dimensionally stable in different environmental conditions and have high acceleration and force absorption. Therefore, they protect cables in the wiper systems despite constant movement.

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The e-chain® sample box contains information on energy supplies, applications in the automotive industry and the most important igus® products: the e-chains® E1, E2 micro and E2 mini.
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e-chain automotive sample box

Checked in the igus® test laboratory for real use

Tested for continuous load, very small installation spaces, media resistance and quiet operation

A glimpse into the e-chain® test laboratoryTake a look at our e-chain® test laboratory, where tests are run with 10 billion cycles every year.
igus® cold chamberTest under extreme conditions: the e-chains® have to withstand up to -104°F.

Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Dan Thompson

Product Manager


Customer Service:

Monday to Friday from 8 am - 8 pm



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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

igus inc headquarters is located at 257 Ferris Ave, Rumford, RI 02916. igus enjoyneering center is located at 2055 Franklin Rd, Bloomfield Twp, MI 48302