In this version special plastic glide shoes are mounted on the side of the chain link every 1,000 to 2,000 mm. The function of these guide elements resembles the leeboards used on sail boats. Some of these leeboards are designed in such a way that in contact with solid floor, they pivot upward and enable the continuation of the travel. Similarly the glide shoes in AUTOGLIDE go up and down, each according to its position as lower run or upper run of the chain. They provide the precise lateral guidance and a smooth glide of the e-chain®.
The glide shoes are mounted on every 24th chain link from the fixed end of the e-chain®.