Complete set YE.42 hybrid energy chain | Inner height: 42mm | Travel: 6 - 18m

1 complete set consists of:
+ hybrid energy chain
+ metal mounting bracket
+ separators
  • Almost 50% less weight
  • 50% longer unsupported length
  • High tensile strength
  • Suitable for applications: lifting climbers, construction machinery, lifting platforms, telescopic loaders, work platforms
Product description
The YE system combines the higher strength of steel elements with the low weight and flexibility of plastic components and was developed from the requirements of construction machinery and lifting platforms. The requirement was to offer the maximum possible unsupported length with compact dimensions and the lowest possible lightweight. However, pure steel energy chains have the disadvantages of high assembly costs and weight. The YE system uses no screws, rivets, or bolts that can loosen under vibration.Tech up:
  • Almost 50% less weight compared to a pure steel chain of comparable size
  • 50% more unsupported length compared to a comparable plastic e-chain
  • High tensile strength
  • No screws, rivets or bolts which can become loose under vibration
  • Robust: steel mounting brackets with attachment options from any side
  • Smooth operation due to plastic pin connection
Cost down:
  • Easy installation - plastic outer links with flange for easy e-chain link assembly
  • Available as ready-to-install readychain system with cables, hoses and hydraulic components
  • optionally with smart plastics accessories for intelligent condition monitoring and break monitoring

Why buy the complete set?
No need to spend lots of time looking for the right energy chain series and relevant accessories. We offer the complete energy chain set.  All important components are carefully selected and coordinated with each other.
Technical data

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