Which e-chain with extender crossbars and energy chains were used? And what were the design advantages?
So how were the cable and hose guidance requirements met in the machine tool?
A very large chain had to be used to guide the voluminous suction hose, which is over 6m long, has a diameter of 300mm, and immediately catches the eye. While smaller hoses can be guided easily in energy chains, only an e-chain with extender crossbars would work here.
After detailed consultation, the machine expert chose the solution from an energy chain modular system made up of 70,000 parts: the E4/light
, specifically the e-chain with extender crossbars version ([Link pagenr="26705" title="Our latest e-chain with extender crossbars, the "E4Q" design study, can be found here"]). It is suitable for hoses with a maximum outer diameter of 300mm. The crossbars are mounted directly on the side link, ensuring optimal hose and cable guidance. The extender crossbars are so rigid that they ensure safe guidance even under load over the entire travel without additional design elements. The cable-friendly E4/light energy chains thus allow the desired continuous operation.