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Igus has developed the E4.80 universal energy chain, which is suitable for highly dynamic applications.

Designed for very high speeds, long travels and high fill weights, the system is claimed to safely and reliably carry energy cables and hoses, increasing their lifespan by up to four times.

The E4.80’s specially designed outer links set the camber, allowing assembly without pretension to be carried out for tight space requirements.

This cable carrier is made from special tribo-optimised plastic that is resistant to wear and abrasion.

Click on the link above to watch a short video demonstrating how easy the energy chain is to assemble.

Key features and specifications

  • Snap-open cross bars that can be opened on both sides
  • Inner and outer links designed to run straight through the system
  • Integrated brake designed to reduce operational noise levels
  • Tongue and groove design that interlocks the chain links and ensures good torsion resistance and stability
  • Inner widths of 50mm to 600mm
  • Bending radii of 150mm to 1,000mm

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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