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The RX E-tube series energy chain from Igus is designed to protect moving cables and hoses and is particularly suitable for dynamic applications in the machine tool sector.

The energy chain is also suitable for use in areas that are exposed to chips, dust and dirt.

The standard IP40-sealed energy chain is available in a variety of sizes. Specific cable carrier requirements can also be obtained by entering the parameters into the product finder program on the company’s website.

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Key features and benefits

  • The energy chain has a contoured design that is injection moulded from Igus’s tough Igumid G tribo-plastic material.
  • All pin and bore connections are covered, creating a smooth, completely sealed profile, preventing the ingress of chips, dirt, debris or moisture.
  • For additional support, the RX E-tube is available with customised guide troughs that guide long travels of the energy chains and interior separators to hold the cables and hoses in place securely; this prevents any unwanted movement, wear and damage.
  • A reversed bending radius (RBR) version is also available for two-dimensional and rotational movements.

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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