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PO BOX 14349

East Providence

RI 02914

+1 800 521 2747
+1 401 438 7270

The e-chain® dispenser is cable management system for shore power connections

The igus® e-chain® dispenser connects different vessels such as ferries, RoRo/RoPax ships and offshore vessels to shore power. The pivoting arm bridges the distance to the vessel so that the connectors can be reached and plugged conveniently. When in operation, the e-chain® loop compensates the movements caused by the tide, load, wind and waves.
  • With the igus® e-chain® magazine, the pull-push module for e-chains®
  • The modular structure of the e-chain® magazine enables different deployment lengths
  • Deployment lengths of 33 ft and more
  • The pivoting arm bridges the distance to the ship that can be adapted to the specific circumstances
  • Electric drive for arm movement and e-chain® deployment
  • With control panel or remote control
  • Optional with tension and length control
  • Combination of up to five e-chain® magazines to one e-chain® dispenser
  • Safe cable guidance with the triflex® e-chain® for three-dimensional movements
  • Single core cables available from stock instead of expensive multi core cables
  • Smaller outer diameter of the single cores results in small bend radii and a more compact system
  • The e-chain® ensures correct bending radius, while providing tension relief and protecting the cables against damages
  • Configurable with different cables, depending on power demand and voltage category
  • Completely enclosed, optimum protection against wind and weather
  • Less wear, greater operational reliability and safety, longer service life

Products used


triflex® 332-75 series

Chain for 1 or 2 directions of movement with high tensile strength
CFCRANE chainflex®

chainflex® motor cable CFCRANE

For heavy duty applications, indoor and outdoor applications, UV-resistant
chainflex® CF330

chainflex® motor cable CF330-D

For heavy-duty applications, UV-resistance and oil-resistance

The terms "igus", "Apiro", "chainflex", "CFRIP", "conprotect", "CTD", "drylin", "dry-tech", "dryspin", "easy chain", "e-chain", "e-chain systems", "e-ketten", "e-kettensysteme", "e-skin", "e-spool", "flizz", "ibow", "igear", "iglidur", "igubal", "kineKIT", "manus", "motion plastics", "pikchain", "plastics for longer life", "readychain", "readycable", "ReBeL", "speedigus", "triflex", "robolink", "xirodur", and "xiros" are legally protected trademarks of the igus® GmbH/ Cologne in the Federal Republic of Germany and where applicable in some foreign countries.

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