The principle of clamps as strain relief has proven very successful for cables in energy chains. Clamps are a suitable means of strain relief for all energy chains with a KMA mounting bracket and C-rail option.
Product range and materials
Tested in the igus lab:
|Steel part no.||Part No. stainless steel||Cable diameter ø||Outer width||Outer height|
|CFX46.1*||CFX46.1.E*||42-46mm||51 mm||110 mm|
|CFXL46.1*||CFXL46.1.E*||42-46mm||51 mm||110 mm|
|CFX50.1*||CFX50.1.E*||42-46mm||55 mm||115 mm|
|CFXL50.1*||CFXL50.1.E*||46-50mm||55 mm||115 mm|
If the energy chain glides over itself on long travels, screw heads on the strain relief element at the chain's fixed end must be at least 10mm from the top of the energy chain. As a result, many strain relief elements described here may be unsuitable for use at the fixed ends of long energy chains. Our clamps with threaded screws, developed specifically for low installation heights, have an installation height that is up to 15mm lower than that of conventional clamps. Strain relief elements can always be safely used for unsupported energy chains.