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The E4.1 energy chain range from Igus is light, lean and low cost and is particularly suited to highly dynamic applications. It offers an increasing range of design options for machine builders and design engineers.

The modular E4.1 light energy chain comprises a ‘tongue-and-groove’ design that interlocks the chain links allowing good torsion, resistance and stability. It has a built-in mechanism that stops each chain link at the predefined bend radius easily and quietly, which results in a smooth-running chain and optimum load distribution.

Specially designed outer links can be reversed to increase or decrease the camber, which is useful for designs where installation space is limited.

Additional information

  • Filling space has been increased
  • New mechanism for opening cross bars on both sides allows cables and hoses to be installed quickly and easily
  • Interior separation elements are easy to use and optimised to be cable-friendly — they are made up of only five wear-proof and abrasion-optimised plastic separator parts that can be combined and interchanged
  • Produced from technical plastics that are wear, corrosion and maintenance free

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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