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autoglide 5 - energy and data transmission installed in one hour - from $60/m*


Save 88% assembly time with cost-effective energy chain for intralogistics and crane systems

The igus system autoglide 5 transmits energy, data, liquids and air safely and practically maintenance-free in a system at a cost-effective price: from $60/m ready to install including: e-chain 2400.07AG.075.0, cable guide, pre-assembled bus cable and five single cores of 6mm2 each.
 
Technical data:

Travel Speed Noise
during operation
80m 4 m/s 63dB(A)
at 2m/s
 

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autoglide 5 - Energy chains with steel cable floor guide

Tech up

Tech up

  • Energy, data, air and liquids in ONE system
  • Can easily be installed in the aisle on a rope or a profile
  • Long-lasting, maintenance-free and easy to clean
  • 4m/s speed
  • 80m travel
  • Quiet operation: 63db(A) at 2m/s
  • Hall floor remains free, no guide trough needed

Cost down

Cost down

  • 88% shorter assembly time compared to aluminium troughs
  • From Euro 49/metre ready for installation incl. e-chain 2400.07AG.075.0, steel cable guide, harnessed bus cable and 5 single cores of 6 mm2 each
  • Available as harnessed system with cables, hoses and connectors
  • Less maintenance and cleaning requirements
  • With a 36-month guarantee
  • Reduce process costs with igus online tools

Proof

Proof

  • Tested in the igus laboratory and also by our customer, Company Beewen GmbH, installed
  • Suitable for other industries and applications: storage and retrieval units, indoor cranes, port operators, sports facilities, theatres, machine tools, linear robots

Sustainability

Sustainability

  • More than 80m guide trough can be dispensed with (for a travel of 80m)
  • To recycle integrated energy chain through the igus chainge programme free of charge
  • More on the igus contribution to Plastic2Oil


White paper: Energy chain with steel-rope guide as an alternative to a busbar?

Up to now, many users have been relying on busbars to supply power to indoor and outdoor cranes, electric trains and storage and retrieval units.  A similar price to that of a busbar but with advantages in regard to installation, modularity and maintenance. autoglide 5 combines the best of both worlds. Read more in the white paper "Energy chain with steel-rope guide as an alternative to a busbar?"

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User problem:

Up to now, many have been relying on busbar systems for power and data transmission in tight, compact spaces and for fast lane movements, for example in storage and retrieval units. These are very simple in construction and very cost-effective. Their major disadvantage is that they are expensive to maintain, can only be used for power transmission as standard and must be cleaned regularly to avoid contact faults. Furthermore, they can ususally only transmit energy.

Christian Strauch, Industry Manager Material Handling, introduces autoglide 5

Your advantages of using autoglide 5:

  • Can easily be installed in the aisle on a rope or a profile
  • Cost-effective price
  • 88% shorter assembly time compared to aluminium troughs
  • Long-lasting, maintenance-free and easy to clean
  • Energy, data, air and liquids in ONE system
  • 4m/s speed
  • 80m travel
  • Quiet operation: 63db(A) at 2m/s
  • Hall floor remains free, no guide trough needed
  • Available as harnessed system with cables, hoses and connectors

autoglide 5

How does it work?


The metal rope included in delivery is stretched across the floor. Alternatively, guidance via a plastic rope or a profile is also possible.
The e-chain can travel safely on the rope. The underside of the chain links has a guide element in the middle, so that the energy chain can rest safely on the rope. autoglide elements ensure wear-resistant and precise rolling of the upper run of the chain.

Installing autoglide 5 only takes an hour.

Assembly in just a few steps

1

Install thread anchors at the beginning and the end of the travel

2

Place metal rope included in the delivery, on top and stretch

3

Roll out energy chains, attach at one fixed end and at a device on the other side


Questions and answers

Which chain type serves as the basis for the new autoglide 5?The basis is the model 2400 with 77mm width and 75mm bend radius. Other widths and radii are of course also possible.
 
What is the service life of the autoglide 5?As with all e-chains, we are aiming for the 10 million cycles or 10,000km. The tests for a guaranteed statement are still running in our laboratory. 
 

Can I replace the crossbars if they wear out? Yes, because the special crossbars can simply be opened. Should they ever wear out, they can be easily replaced.
 
Can I also use a plastic rope?We are currently testing the use of a plastic rope.


Application example with autoglide


* Ready to install, including 2400.07AG.075.0 e-chain, rope guide, harnessed bus cable and five single cores of 6² each.


Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

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Dan Thompson

Product Manager

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