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C6 energy chain system for cleanroom applications

Product presentation e-chain C6

Highest cleanroom suitability, hardly any abrasion & high strength

Abrasion-resistance is the decisive parameter for energy chain applications in cleanrooms. The C6 range of energy chains is setting standards here. The abrasion is barely measurable. This is the best outcome: no abrasion can be measured when the new C6 cleanroom energy chain is used, even under high loads. Further advantages are extremely quiet operation and easy installation.Typical application areas: Electrical manufacturing, semiconductor industry, FPD production, microelectronics, panel robots, packaging, plotters, medical technology

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Tech up

Tech up

  • Optimised design without any measurable abrasion
  • For ISO Cleanroom Class 1 applications
  • High strength due to tough double stop-dog system
  • Very quiet operation due to injection-moulded dampening element
  • Side parts made of ESD material to prevent static charge

Cost down

Cost down

  • Long service life due to low life cycle costs
  • Easy and therefore cost-saving installation
  • Made of igumid ESD (side parts) and iglidur J (crossbars and interior separation) as standard



  • Abrasion/cable tests in the igus® laboratory. The iglidur® J material produces 77% less abrasion*
*Measured and averaged on five different friction partners:
1) CF340.250.01 2) CF270.UL.350.01.D 3) CF886.350.01
4) CAPE.A.10.0 5) CAPU.A10.0 compared to the standard material igumid G



  • Uses less resource due to long service life
  • Have your energy chain recycled at the end of its life cycle with the igus chainge recycling program. No matter what manufacturer.
    You will receive a voucher.
  • igus has been an investor in Mura Technology from the beginning and is helping advance chemical recycling. From plastic waste to crude oil in 20 minutes.

Product range:

Part No.Inner heightOuter heightInner widthOuter widthBend radiusPitch
Other widths: 50, 62, 75, 87, 100, 125, 175 available from autumn 2022

Delivery times

Available from summer 2022

Tests in the igus laboratory

Cleanroom test laboratory

Continuous cleanroom tests were performed in the IPA-certified igus cleanroom laboratory during the development process to find a solution that will meet the increasing cleanroom requirements.

Abrasion test

Various sliding surfaces are tested and evaluated for abrasion.

Comparisons with other products for cleanroom applications

⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤ Most suitable | ⬤ Rather less so | ✔ Yes | X No
energy chain
 Energy chain
corrugated tube
Flat cable guide
e-skin flat
 Series E6.clean E6 seriese-skin corrugated tubee-skin flat
Class 1 according to EN ISO 14644-1Continuous cleanroom tests in the
IPA-certified igus
cleanroom laboratory
Modularity/building block principle ⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘ ⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤
Components individually interchangeable 
Quick filling, openable⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤ ⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘
Fast delivery⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘ ⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘
Easy maintenance⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤ ⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘
Available from stock 
Can be shortened 
Can be widened 
High productivity rate⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘ ⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤
No minimum order quantity 
Cost-effective⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘ ⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘
Suitable for unsupported applications⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤ ⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘⬤⬤⭘⭘⭘
For high dynamics⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤ ⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘
Space-saving⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘ ⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘
Fill weight⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤ ⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤
Up to 36 months guarantee 
Saves resources 
Everything from one source (chain, cable, connector) 
Products also available individually 
Quiet, smooth operation⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘ ⬤⬤⬤⭘⭘⬤⬤⬤⬤⭘⬤⬤⬤⬤⬤
Online calculation of service lifeX XX
Online interior separation configuratorX X
Suitable for the following industriesElectronics manufacturing
FPD production
Semiconductor Industry
Panel robots

Electrical manufacturing
Semiconductor industry
FPD production
Panel robots
Medical technology
Electrical manufacturing
3C industries
Glass cutting
Semiconductor industry
FPD production
Electrical manufacturing
3C industries
Semiconductor industry
FPD production
Medical technology
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