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.
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?"
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.
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.
Install thread anchors at the beginning and the end of the travel2
Place metal rope included in the delivery, on top and stretch3
Roll out energy chains, attach at one fixed end and at a device on the other side
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.
Here, e-chains from the 3500 series with bend radii of 150mm and 250mm were used. An autoglide system ensures that the chain glides straight over each other. The special comb-like crossbars enable the chain to basically guide itself, which means there is no need for an additional guide trough. In addition, one of the special technical and economic advantages of igus products is the cost saving
Here you will find an overview of further successful examples of our customers.
* Ready to install, including 2400.07AG.075.0 e-chain, rope guide, harnessed bus cable and five single cores of 6² each.