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 B. 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 and in the new interior.

Advantages of igus energy chains

  • Cost-effective
  • Lightweight and quiet
  • Cable-friendly
  • Easy to fit
  • Long predictable service life
  • Individual adaptation (to weight and load) possible
  • Certified according to IATF 16949

New products in 2021

3 new products in less than 2 minutes

A video of our highlights for the automotive industry

This year, we are launching 168 innovations. Industry Manager Johannis Zournatzis will present the top news for the automotive industry in less than two minutes. This includes parts printed in 3D with igumid P150:

  • igumid P150 is the first igus filament specially developed for multi-material 3D printing together with iglidur I150
  • Suitable for structural parts: flexural strength 95MPa, flexural modulus 5GPa

Find out more about igumid P150-PF

Continuous panel feed

Rotating energy supply 360° with plastic trough

Modular system for flexible reeling, loop-free & compact

Curious about more innovations? You can find the news overview here.

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


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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

Stable  to prevent unintentional sideways movements

No change in the impermeability of the corrugated hose

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Examples of igus energy supply solutions in onboard use

igus energy chains for use in new interiors

More movement in new interiors

Autonomous delivery vans, self-driving vans and conference shuttles with movable furniture: this is how the interiors may look like in the future, with more electrically moving components, efficiently used in confined spaces. Our e-chains ensure that the movement functions reliably, quietly and inconspicuously. 

e-chain® in sliding door

Longer 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

Safe cable guidance in seating systems

The electrics 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 for guiding cables safely from A to B.

e-chain® in the wiper systems

Reliable protection despite constant movement

e-chains are dimensionally stable in different environments and climate zones, and are able to cope with high acceleration and forces applied to them. Therefore, they protect cables in the wiper systems during 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.

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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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