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Igus has introduced the 3500R roller energy chain and Guidelite modular plastic guiding profile to provide low friction and light weight for long travels.

The roller e-chain safely drives energy cables and is energy efficient, safe, silent, economical, durable and abrasion resistant. It is based on the two-piece E2/000 and enables long travels of up to 150m at speeds of up to 4m/sec with low additional loads to be achieved cost-effectively.

The chain is suitable for use where travel is too long for a pure sliding application and where a robust P4 roller e-chain is over-dimensioned owing to its weight.

Guidelite is designed for slow applications with low cycle numbers and offers weather resistance, insensitivity against dirt and high impact strength at low temperatures. One application for Guidelite is guiding water hoses in greenhouses.

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3500R roller energy chain

  • Delivered from stock, the 3500R roller energy chain is designed to be easy to install.
  • It can be opened from the external radius and its modular interior separation means it is adjustable to suit any horizontal application.
  • All widths of the standard 3500 series — from 50–250mm — can be used.

Guidelite

  • The Guidelite system can be installed quickly.
  • It is claimed to be economic, corrosion resistant and lightweight.
  • The system withstands harsh conditions.
  • It can be used as a low-cost supporting trough for free-supporting applications.
  • Guidelite is said to be ideal for Igus’s E2/000 and E4.1 e-chain series.

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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