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Automotive electronics moved safely


Electrically controlled functions in passenger cars, commercial and special vehicles are becoming increasingly complex. If damage occurs to the power and signal cables, the function of the vehicle suffers and the reputation of the manufacturer is also at stake. Our energy supply systems protect your moving cables. They are used, for example, in electric sliding doors, seat adjusters and boot lids. In doing so, they are geared to meet the latest requirements: Not only do they fulfil the task of guiding cables through countless cycles in confined installation spaces, they are also light and quiet - important criteria in the age of electro-mobility.


Advantages of igus energy chains

  • Cost-effective
  • Lightweight
  • Quiet

  • Cable-friendly
  • Easy to fit
  • Predictable service life

  • Individual adaptation (to weight and load) possible
  • Certified according to IATF 16949


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Innovations for the automotive industry

Tech up, cost down: with the CRM rotary module: can be rotated by 6480°, for rotating systems in or on the vehicle.  New sizes and versions of our e-chains. Flexible and temperature-resistant plain bearings, coupling joints in extremely dirty environments and the drylin NTP telescopic guide made of 100% iglidur polymer material.
 
You can find more information on these and further product innovations at our 400 m2 trade show stand. You can either explore it virtually on your own or together with our industry expert. Make an appointment now for a guided virtual tour with individual consultation:

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Space-saving and secure cable guides for cars

E2 micro e-chain®

E2 micro e-chain®

High torsional resistance

Smallest inner heights and bend radii

Mounting brackets with strain relief optional

Small pitch for silent operation

Cable-friendly interior

Lightweight

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E1 e-chain®

E1 e-chain®

Cost-effective solution for large volumes

Can be shortened or lengthened as required through injection-moulded, modular chain band

Easy to open

Easy to fix using the hole on the chain band

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e-rib for corrugated tubes

e-rib for corrugated tubes

Less installation space required

Cable-friendly with defined bend radius

Can be easily retrofitted

Stability prevents unintentional sideways movement

No change in the impermeability of the corrugated hose


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Examples of igus® energy supplies in onboard use

Van with e-chain® applications

e-chain® in sliding door

1 - Higher service life in the smallest installation space

e-chains® in sliding doors guide cables in the smallest installation space, e.g. for keyless entry systems and safety features. They prolong the cables' service life due to defined radii and kinematics.

e-chains® in the seating system

2 - Safe cable guidance in seating systems

Electric systems in cars have increased immensely and more and more systems are permanently supplied with electricity so as to offer the necessary driving comfort. e-chains® are ideal to guide cables securely from A to B.

e-chain® in the wiper systems

3 - Reliable protection despite constant movement

e-chains® are dimensionally stable in different environmental conditions and have high acceleration and force absorption. Therefore, they protect cables in the wiper systems despite constant movement.



Customer applications


Request a free sample and info box

See for yourself the quality of our products. The e-chain sample box contains information on energy supplies, applications in the automotive industry and the most important igus products: the e-chains E1, E2 micro and E2 mini.

e-chains sample box for automobiles

Tested in the igus test laboratory for use in the real world

Tested for continuous load, media resistance and quiet operation

In our test laboratory, the largest in the industry, more than 10 billion test cycles are carried out per year with energy chains and chainflex cables in a total of 180 test stations. The focus is on noise tests and the examination of tribological properties under varying directions of movement, temperatures, media and continuous load. The results are entered into our tools to calculate service life and allow for precise predictions regarding their durability.
 
Upon request, igus carries out customer tests so as to check the use of the products under completely individual conditions.


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