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According to Igus, its Readychain Rack and Readychain Rack Light assembly transport racks help machine and plant engineers reduce process costs by up to 80 per cent. Readychain Rack Light is a light and slim assembly transport rack that is suitable for small applications.


Thanks to its telescopic modular supports and braces, which fit together perfectly, the Readychain rack can be adapted at any time.
Thanks to its telescopic modular supports and braces, which fit together perfectly, the Readychain rack can be adapted at any time.

The company says the modules are being used more often in mechanical engineering as their fixed price allows manufacturers to plan more reliably. In addition, process costs are reduced through significantly shorter assembly times.

The faster the energy supply arrives at the machine, the faster the mechanical engineer can do his or her job. Igus developed the variable assembly transport rack Readychain Rack, which delivers the plug-and-play energy chain system Readychain quickly and safely to the machine.

On site, telescopic supports are used to assemble it gradually and precisely to the machine interface within a single day, helping to reduce process costs.

Key features and benefits

  • With an edge length of 40mm, Readychain Rack Light is half the size of the original Igus assembly rack, which is too big for smaller applications.
  • The components of the Readychain Rack Light — such as the crosses, T-pieces and telescopes — are slim, so the energy chain can be precisely fitted and used even for small applications in the last corner of the machine.
  • Thanks to its telescopic modular supports and braces, which fit together perfectly, the Readychain Rack can be adapted at any time.
  • If the large Readychain Rack is combined with the light version by means of adapters, adaptation of the Readychain module to the individual customer application can be refined, making its use even more versatile and efficient.
  • Every Readychain Rack can be dismantled into its individual parts that can then be put together again for another project.

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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