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Igus is offering its E2/000 energy chain series, which provides more than 50m of travel without a guide trough, thanks to the ’Auto-Glide’ version: a cost-saving type that eliminates the need for guide troughs.

The Auto-Glide version of the E2/000 series slides safely without a guide trough over travels up to 50m and at speeds of up to 1.5m/s. According to the company, this solution also allows users to save material and installation costs.

With the Auto-Glide mechanism, the upper run of the energy chain is threaded onto the lower run and guided safely by special comb-like crossbars. The self-guiding chain crossbars can be opened on the inner radius has been extended and optimised for the E2/000 series. 

Key product features and benefits

  • Can be opened on the left and right for easy cable installation, as well as the inside or outside of the radius.
  • Available in hundreds of versions ex-stock; for example, as an open chain, half-tube or a completely enclosed tube.
  • The  crossbars have larger gliding surfaces, which further increases the service life of the energy chain system.
  • A clip-on ‘guide wing’ (required only once) provides safe threading of the upper run over the first few metres of travel.
  • Floor guide in the form of semi-hemishperical ‘shells’, which are fixed to the floor in pairs at a distance of 2m apart and keep the lower run of the energy chain within the prescribed path. Industrial trucks can drive over the extremely low-profile floor guides without any problems.
  • Said to combine sturdiness with easy and versatile installation, high stability with quiet running, long cable service life with a multitude of attachment possibilities.
  • The chains can be opened very quickly through hinged crossbars that can be opened both to the left and right and on both the inner and outer radii, and can be swivelled through 180°. They are easily closed by hand.
  • The crossbars have a very high holding force of up to 700N depending on the series, thus guaranteeing safe and secure operation.

Igus

Igus is the largest producer of reinforced plastic energy chains and injection-moulded polymer bearings. The range of polymer bearings includes Iglidur plain, Igubal spherical and Drylin linear bearings. They offer an excellent price-to-life relationship and are developed under the toughest conditions. They are oil, maintenance and lubrication free, low wear, resistant to dirt and dust, corrosion free and simple to fit. Igus also has the data to precisely predict the lifetime of these bearings within a specific application.

Igus is the largest producer of reinforced plastic energy chains and injection-moulded polymer bearings. The range of polymer bearings includes Iglidur plain, Igubal spherical and Drylin linear bearings. They offer an excellent price-to-life relationship and are developed under the toughest conditions. They are oil, maintenance and lubrication free, low wear, resistant to dirt and dust, corrosion free and simple to fit. Igus also has the data to precisely predict the lifetime of these bearings within a specific application.

Energy chains are the umbilical cord of modern machines. They minimise downtime and protect, support and extend the service life of cables and hoses. The broad range incorporates more than 30,000 innovative, low-cost products. From the smallest ‘micro’ chain to the largest chain in the world, the E4.350, Igus energy chains are capable of long and short travel distances at high speeds in all axes.

Igus also has its own cable series, Chainflex, specially designed with energy chains in mind. They are highly flexible cables, offering a long service life and very small bending radii. A wide range is available, from small signal cables to large power cables, high-speed data cables and glass fibre-optic cables.

The company’s energy chains and Chainlflex cables can be delivered as a fully harnessed and pre-assembled Readychain system, cutting purchasing, warehousing and installation costs.

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