Metal chips can cause abrasion and wear in long travel, gliding cable carrier applications. To combat this, igus® has developed a horizontal guiding system called “Guidelok”, which is designed to keep the upper and lower cable carrier runs apart. The new solution is ideal for applications in the machine tool industry up to 164 feet.
Open guide trough design means chips do not get stuck between upper and lower runs, but fall through2
Modular system with few parts3
Enormous increase in the length of self-supporting travel possible4
Lower push-/pull forces (smaller energy chains that are self supporting and use rollers result in greater energy efficiency)5
Lower cost than most steel chains
Horizontal Guidelok guides the energy chain on special spring loaded roller supports (1), that are pushed back by the energy chain´s radius, clearing its path.
The energy chain is guided in the trough channel, pushing back the spring loaded roller support with its radius...
...which snaps back out again after the energy chain radius has passed...
...the upper run then gets to lay on the roller support
|For series||Inner width
|Part No. horizontal
trough with Guidelok
|E4.56 / R4.56||50 - 600||150,175,200,250,300||907.645.Bi.R.LLLL/FFFF||Inquiry|
|E4.80 / R4.80||50 - 600||150,175,200,250,300||907.645.Bi.R.LLLL/FFFF||Inquiry|
|600 / R608||200 - 600||150,175,200,250,300||907.645.Bi.R.LLLL/FFFF||Inquiry|
|E4.56 / R4.56||50 - 600||350,400,450,500||907.837.Bi.R.LLLL/FFFF||Inquiry|
|E4.80 / R4.80||50 - 600||350,400,450,500||907.837.Bi.R.LLLL/FFFF||Inquiry|
|600 / R608||200 - 600||350,400,450,500||907.837.Bi.R.LLLL/FFFF||Inquiry|
FFFF=field length (standard 2000 mm)
For many more types (widths/radii) possible, due to the modular design