1. No pin and bore connection2. Small pitch for quiet, smooth running3. Very large gliding surfaces4. Internal stop-dog5. KMA mounting brackets with option to fasten from any side (strain relief
is possible through separate tiewrap clamps)6. Can be lengthened and shortened required, thanks to modular design7. Optional with or without integrated C-profile
8. Strain relief separator – E6.40.02.Z separator for use on the first or last chain link
* The required clearance height is HF = H + 40 mm (with 2 kg/m fill weight), this should be taken into account for all application types.Please contact us if you have particularly small space requirements.
** The calculated length corresponds to the chain length without mounting brackets.
A=Moving end, B=Fixed endPitch: 27,8 mmChain links per m: 36 links/1000,8 mmTravel: 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
Reference example A:
Fill weight = 1,5 [kg/m]
Unsupported length FLB = 1,7 m
Travel = 3,4 m
from 6 m to max. 60 mChain length= S/2+K2Long travels - gliding (up to max. 60 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 6 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
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Designing with igus®
15 widths and 6 bend radii
Modular internal separations
KMA - mounting brackets
Super quiet design
Design specificationFurther information on "unsupported application"
Design specificationFurther information on "gliding application"
Other installation types
Option 1: Standard
Option 2: Optional
Option 3: Optional
E6.40.1 Standard - for all uses
Separator, wide base for maximum holding strength
E6.40.2 Faster installation of cables
Secure seating on one side with wide base, other side
narrow for easy installation of cables.
2300.x Horizontal division
Locks securely into separators at both ends, giving a fixed width. Can be used as full-width shelf for
integrated subdivision or as a partial shelf for
separation on 3 levels.
Option 2 – Optional
Separators can be placed anywhere in the chain's cross-section to divide the interior of the e-chain® – As standard, separators are fitted every 2nd chain link!
Standard division with slotted separator 28222, (5 slots) – for combinations with full-width shelf 221.X locking separator E6.40.12, (7 slots) – for combinations with shelf 2210.X
Strain relief separator E6.40.12.Z (7 slots), can be integrated into the mounting bracket, can be placed in any position. Can also be combined with full-width shelf 221.X and shelf 2210.X
Option 3 - Optional
Full-width shelves are required when using many thin cables with similar diameters
Full-width shelf 221.X can be combined with separator, slotted 28222, side plate E6.40.13 and separator, asymmetric E6.40.18
KMA - pivoting
Support tray - Type 01
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