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Energy chains for circular and spiral movements


Energy chains are the most modular way of safely transferring energy, data, fluids and air. Whether horizontally, vertically along all axes or in a circle. igus energy chains fulfil this requirement completely. Various systems for rotary and spiral movements can be selected, and properties such as modularity and versatility and a high degree of stability ensure dependability.  
 
Typical industries and applications: handling machines, robots & packaging machines

Alternatives to the slip ring

As our energy chain systems do not have slip rings, media such as air, oil or water can easily be transferred without any interruption.


e-chain for circular and spiral movements: twisterchain

igus® twisterchain

Robust & quiet up to a rotation angle of 540°

  • Strong, quiet in operation and a good weight-to-length ratio
  • Tested: more than 1 million cycles in the company's own laboratory
  • Smooth cable-friendly interior
  • Rotary speeds of up to 1m/s or more
  • High fill weights possible

twisterchain - circular and spiral energy supply solution

Rotary movement in very small spaces: twisterband

igus twisterband

In extremely small installation spaces twisting up to 7,000°

twisterband - compact rotating energy supply

The standard for circular movements: RBR rotating energy supply solution

RBR rotating energy supply solution

The modular system for fast-rotating applications.

  • Rotation angles up to 540° (on one level)
  • Rotation angles of 900° and more possible with multi rotation modules
  • Maximum rotation angle in minimal installation space
  • Rotation speed of up to 360°/s
     

Rotating energy supply solution for circular movements

cable reel without slip ring:
e-spool

e-spool

Space-saving & spring-operated

  • Implemented small circular movements
  • Energy supply in all directions
  • Space-saving and virtually "invisible"
  • Very lightweight design (SP1.240 series made from aluminium)
  • Cables can be retrospectively added or changed

e-spool - The alternative to the cable drum

Rotary movement with polymer guide trough: PRM

DMP rotating energy supply

Protected against corrosion

  • No slip ring, all media in a single system
  • Weight saving - 85% vs. Steel guide trough
  • 70% more cost-effective than a comparable steel guide trough
  • No project planning costs

PRM rotating energy supply

3D CAD portal

3D CAD portal for energy chains

Design energy chains faster. CAD models for a wide variety of systems. Design of energy chain systems made easy.



The advantages of igus energy chain systems

  • Cable-friendly
  • Low weight, modular, strong, quiet, easy to open
  • Energy, data, FOCs, oil and air guided in one system
  • Configure online
  • Predictable service life
  • Little easy-to-perform maintenance, easy to install
  • Large catalogue of standard items

Why energy chains from igus?

Customer application examples


More information on energy chains

chainflex® cables for motion

chainflex cables for motion

Fail-safe cables for energy chains

Troughs for energy chain systems

Guide troughs

Support of your e-chain for quiet and low-friction operation.

Test laboratory for igus® energy chains

Tested!

Every year, 3,000 e-chain tests are performed in order to ensure that they can withstand the hardest of conditions.  

Energy chain catalogue

The e-chain catalogue for direct downloading online!
► Download here (PDF)


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