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Gliding, rolling, saving

E4.1 modular system: gliding, rolling - the most cost-effective, suitable energy chain system for all long travels

The E4.1 energy chain is a strong, modular energy chain system, which increases your application's service life whilst reducing costs. It is already reliably used in many applications all around the world, e.g. in storage and retrieval units, crane systems, washing facilities, gantries, shuttles and many more.
The E4.1 modular system has now been expanded with new rol e-chain links and  glide pads.  These components 
allow for a technologically and economically customised energy supply system for every application from travels of 12m to 500m.

  • E4.1: high stability and long service life
  • E4.1 with rollers for highest speeds
  • E4.1 with glide pads for extremely abrasive environments
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E4.1 energy chain series E4.1 modular system for long travels

Comparison of solutions for long travels

 System E4.1 glidingE4.1 rolling with rol e-chain linksE4.1 gliding with glide pads
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System E4.1 gliding

E4.1 system

E4.1 rolling with roller chain links

E4.1 rolling with roller chain links For extremely high speeds
Due to the integrated rollers, push/pull forces on long travels are significantly reduced, and the energy chains used achieve significantly longer service life. The new optimised rol e-chain links now also offer this advantage for the E4.1 modular system.

E4.1 gliding with glide pads

E4.1 gliding with glide pads For extremely abrasive environments
In applications where extremely abrasive environmental conditions lead to excessive wear of the sliding surfaces, the new retrofittable glide pads can increase the service life of the energy supply system.

Customers worldwide rely on the E4.1 modular system

The E4.1 energy chain system is already used successfully in many applications worldwide: silt treatment plant | heavy-duty transport | train washing systems | lifting platforms | gantry loaders | hydroelectric power plants 

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