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E3 system

E3 combines small pitch, smooth running, low noise, stability, easy assembly and low cost. The spring connector element replaces the pin and bore and avoids relative movement between the joints. This means virtually no wear or abrasion (cleanroom). To reduce production and assembly costs, the spring connector is on a length of ten links.
  • Extremely quiet operation (max. 38 dB(A))
  • IPA Cleanroom Class 1 – virtually no wear or abrasion
  • Zipper principle provides quick, easy access to cables
  • Good stability with strong, interlocking chain links
  • Easy lengthening and shortening at any point

Typical industries and applications
Semi-conductor manufacturing and handling, optics, pick and place machines, conveyor technology, material handling technology, measuring technology, printers and plotters, cleanroom applications, general mechanical engineering
E3 system

Product range:

ready for shipping in 24 hours E3.10

Inner height hi: 10mm
Inner widths Bi: 20-60mm
Bend radii R: 15-48mm
Pitch: 16.7mm

ready for shipping in 24 hours E3.15

Inner height hi: 15mm
Inner widths Bi: 20-60mm
Bend radii R: 32-75mm
Pitch: 16.7mm

ready for shipping in 24 hours E3.22

Inner height hi: 22mm
Inner widths Bi: 20-60mm
Bend radii R: 44-75mm
Pitch: 16.7mm

e-chain® selection aids

You can find the right e-chain® quickly by entering concrete parameters and with the aid of a comparison table.

Installation instructions

Opening and closing of the e-chain®. Interior separation and strain reliefs.

Application examples

Applications in various industrial sectors and in the igus® test laboratory.

IPA classification – Report IG 0704-400:  ISO Class 1, according to DIN EN ISO 14644-1 for System E3, Series E3. at v = 0.5 m/s, 1 m/s, 2 m/s
iF Design award
iF – Design Award 2005

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igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsubishi, NUM,Parker, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention on this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH