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The Guidelock Slimline F energy chain guiding system from Igus can be installed easily horizontally or vertically and is designed to prevent cables swinging with the movement of the machine and becoming damaged without the cost of using long runs of trough.

Guidelock Slimline F consists of a lightweight aluminium trough containing the Igus Guidelock system to reliably guide energy chains. It supports moving energy chains in dynamic applications with speeds of up to 10m/sec with travels of up to 20m.

In addition, up to 80 per cent less trough is required compared with alternative guiding systems and the energy chain is protected from extremes of movement.

Click on the link above to watch a short video featuring the Guidelock Slimline F chain guiding system.

Further benefits

  • The Guidelock Slimline F system is suitable for materials-handling applications.
  • It is quick to install and allows easy access for servicing.
  • Debris is less likely to settle between the sliding surfaces with the Guidelock system; there is less chance of damage to the cables.
  • The system is available from stock within 24 hours.

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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