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The readychain light rack system from igus has a frame thickness of only 40mm, and is only half the size of its original readychain rack, and so ideal for smaller applications.

Thanks to the modular system of telescopic supports and braces, the igus readychain light system can be pre-assembled into an igus energy chain harness, and delivered and fitted to the machine within days. According to the company, this fast turnaround enables machine and plant engineers to reduce their process costs by up to 80 per cent in the prototype phase, and up to 50 per cent over the complete assembly process.

Due to the simple latching mechanisms, modifications to the rack can be carried out at any time — without any welding or re-painting work being required. Another benefit of igus readychain racks is their reusability; every igus readychain rack can be dismantled into its individual parts, and then be quickly reassembled for another project.

Suitable for mechanical and plant construction applications, the components of the new readychain rack ‘light’ include cross-pieces, T-pieces and telescopic frames. Giving more flexibility to machine and plant engineers, the original large readychain rack can be combined with the ‘light’ version by means of adapters. 

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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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