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Vertically suspended / "zig-zag" solutions

The modular design of energy chains facilitates this space-saving and unconventional solution. For modern platform technology, such as theatre stages, a variety of cables and hoses which adjust the stage height must be accommodated. Stroke heights of up to 40m are possible.

This is how the zig-zag system works: The unextended energy chain is placed in a custom-made basket. If the platform is raised, the energy chain unfolds, generating little or no noise. This construction is possible with the e-chains® of the E4.1 system as well as many other types.

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igus® "Zig-Zag" space-saving solution Stroke heights of over 20 m are possible

Zig-zag for trusses - complete system up to 15m

Complete zig-zag system

The new standard in the theatre and stage technology industry features greatly reduced weight on trusses; modular design and travel lengths of 5-15 metres. The new system is rounded off with fasteners for trusses, a support plate on the moving end, and an optional safety package that can be ordered based on DIN EN 17206 and DGUV Principle 315-390.

  • Price reduced by up to 30% compared to the previous design
  • Save up to 20% cost
  • Low-maintenance and modular system
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Zig-zag systems provide a reliable power supply in the Grand Theatre, National Opera, Warsaw, Poland
  • Guide data and energy safely and reliably
  • Cost-effective, space-saving solution
  • Robust and easy to install
  • Quiet and low-vibration
  • Application suspended vertically

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