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readychain® rack

for a simple and quick assembly

The assembly transport rack for ready-to-install energy supplies

The readychain rack is an individual rack consisting of a modular system, which makes the transport and assembly of a harnessed energy supply system easier.  In order to bring it quickly and safely to the machine, igus has developed a telescopic, modular transport rack.  It can be adjusted to the millimetre to interface with the customer machine and be installed within just one working day.
In mechanical and plant engineering, process costs   in the prototype phase decrease by up to 80%. This cost-effective concept pays off starting with the production of just a few machines per year, enabling you to take advantage of the modular rack even for small batches.

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Good reasons for using the readychain® rack

Save up to 80% of process costs during prototyping

  • Modular supports and struts for a perfect fit
  • Telescopic: length adjustment possible at any time
  • Indexing mechanism for subsequent attachment of components
  • Moving and transporting is child's play due to special travelling units
  • Sustainable use of resources: reuse of individual components
  • Up to 50% reduction of process costs across the entire process
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readychain® rack light

Leaner design, even more economical
The telescopic and modular transport and assembly rack for harnessed energy supply systems in a new size:

  • Use in significantly smaller applications now even more economical
  • Adaptability from the large readychain rack is possible
  • More detailed adaptation to customer applications
  • Half the size in the light version: 5cm x 5cm
readychain rack light

readychain® rack - ready for use in no time

... modular, quick and ready to install

readychain rack

Everything from one source

The readychain system covers pre-assembled, tailor-made energy chain systems. The plug & play solutions are configured, manufactured and delivered according to individual customer specifications. The use of the assembly rack pays for itself from five systems per year.

Flexible components

The telescopic supports and struts of the readychain rack allow flexible adaptation to the installation needs on site. Changes in high-volume production can be carried out without problems. By using modular parts, additional components can also be easily attached to the rack.

Sustainable due to unlimited re-usability

The components of the readychain rack are galvanised and designed for a long service life. Each rack can be constructed within a few hours. The individual elements can be reused in other racks at any time, removing the need to dispose of custom-made parts, such as conventional welded transport racks.

Precisely fitting plug & play

All interfaces and attachments are designed in such a way that the installation of the energy chain can be managed quickly and easily.
The complete package includes the matching plugs and connectors, plates, sensor actuator boxes, linear bearings, links to the central lubrication etc., all reducing the installation time considerably.
Plug & play

Easy transport

The highly durable modular travel units reduce transport time and in addition decrease the handling effort during assembly.
Up to now, forklifts or cranes have been necessary for internal transport and for positioning the complete units.

Application example

Minutes instead of days

Complete solution reduces assembly times of machining centres

Normally, machine tool manufacturers try to avoid situations where too many different work steps have to be carried out on a system at the same time. A lot of manual work done by different employees does not automatically enhance efficiency; on the contrary, it increases the probability that errors can occur.
By using readychain systems, all four e-chains can be fully installed in half a day. Previously, two employees took one and half weeks for the work on the X-axis of an AERO system and a further week for the energy supply of the Y and Z-axes. In this way, Hartford is able to cut out some work steps, reduce process costs and, at the same time, greatly improve productivity.

Gallery: readychain® rack examples

readychain rack gallery: customer examples

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Ready-to-install energy supply systems

Harnessed energy supply systems from a single source: save up to 80% of process costs with our igus readychain offers.

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Industrial connector

High-performance plug-in connectors, signal plug-in connectors and several thousand connector components – igus provides a high level of availability with short delivery times.

Cables sold by the metre

Cables sold by the metre for moving applications in energy chains: chainflex meets all requirements for electromagnetic compatibility as well as the standards and guidelines such as UL, CSA, EAC and much more.


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