1. Optimal ratio of
internal to external height
2. Modular internal separation
3. Stop-dog with brake for noise reduction
4. Wide plastic crossbars - cable friendly
5. Optimised gliding surfaces
with side wear pads
6. Gliding surface
7. Alternative available with Reverse Bend Radius (RBR).
8. Crossbars can be removed on both sides
* The required clearance height is HF = H + 100 mm (with 5 kg/m fill weight), this should be taken into account for all application types.Please contact us if you have particularly narrow space conditions.
** The calculated length corresponds to the chain length without mounting brackets.
A=Moving end, B=Fixed endPitch: 143 mm per linkChain links per m: 7Travel: SChain length = S/2 + K
Unsupported length versus fill weightX axis: Unsupported length in m FLB/FLGY axis: Fill weight in kg/mLower scale: Travel S in mFLB = Unsupported with permissible sagFLG = Unsupported with straight upper run
from 10 m to max. 450 mChain length= S/2+K2Long travels - gliding (up to max. 450 m) Here, the e-chain® upper runs gliding on the lower run in a guide trough. We recommend letting our engineers support you when planning this type of system. In case of travel lengths between 4,0 and 10 m, we recommend a larger unsupported e-chain®.
A1 = Moving endA2 = Fixed end A3 = Guide trough with glide bar A4 = Guide trough with glide bar A5 = Total length of the guide trough
Samples and catalog order
E-Chain® Expert call
Service life calculation
Ask the product expert
Designing with igus®
Steel mounting brackets
Modular interior separation
41 widths and 11 bend radii
Practical tools for opening and closing of e- chains® of series E4
Design specificationFurther information on "unsupported application"
Design specificationFurther information on "gliding application"
Other installation types
Option 1: Separators and spacers igus® separators are fitted every 2nd chain link as standard!
Standard separator 6401 for e-chains® offers secure stability under load with its wide base, even for large cables and hoses
Separators can be fixed in position by means of spacers 405.XX for side-mounted e-chains® .
The available inner height is reduced by 2 mm for each spacer
and side. To prevent this, parts can also be installed from the outside onto the opening crossbar (not on long travels) XX = width of spacer (choice of 10, 15, 20, 30, 40 mm)
The locking separator for e-chains® 6408 is used in applications with very high humidity, e.g. composting plants.
The side notch is used to ensure the correct alignment of the separators - if they are misaligned, the e-chain® can only
be opened by damaging the separators.
Option 2: Shelves
When many cables with different
diameters are used
- e-chains® and e-tubes can be divided vertically and horizontally
Side plates 6002, separators 6403 and shelves
420.X allow a flexible separation structure. Shelves of various widths can be
arranged in steps of 7 mm on 15 levels
The slotted separator 6405, which is open on one side,
can be integrated later without removing the existing
interior separation system.
For installing the open slotted separators, the top and bottom slots cannot be used for shelves
Roll clip – Minimises the abrasion of particularly
sensitive hoses. It is simply clamped onto the opening crossbar. The rollers compensate for movement between the hose and the e-chain®.
Steel - pivoting
Steel guide troughs
1. Guide trough (blue)2. Glide bar (black)3. Installation set (red)4. Individual bracket without C-profile5. Profile rail length
+ Easy assembly using installation sets+ 2-part design - configurable from chain width+ Very stable+ cost-effective+ large selection
Guide trough without glide bars, Part No. 98.30, guide trough with glide bars Part No. 98.31
Installation sets, Part No. 98.50. XX
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