Energy chains, cables, and
bearing products for machine tools

Turning, milling, pressing, hammering, cutting, from low to high automation, from machining centres to production lines: without machine tools, there is no production. However, no machine can operate without a reliable supply of electricity, data, air or media. igus energy chains and cables are made for movement, improved machine performance and easy assembly. Servo cables suitable for manufacturer drives, energy chains that can be opened without tools, tubes with chip protection, bearing technology made of high-performance plastics for machine doors or rotary movements, clamps to prevent crushing of pneumatic hoses, robot kinematics, Industry 4.0 sensor technology - we will equip your machine tool.

Energy chain installation

Energy chains, cables, linear drives, bearings, sensors and more.

Have the prototype sampled for free

With our sampling service, we offer individual consultation and design of e-chains, cables, linear drives and bearings. We will also show you our sensors for the machine tool 4.0.

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Products according to the type of machine tool

Machining centres

Machining centre

Best cable protection with robust energy chains and tubes on short travels.

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Cutting machines

Cutting machine

e-chains, cables, and bearing products for laser, plasma, and water jet cutting machines.

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Large machine tools

Large machine tools

Extremely high reliability with strong energy chain systems for long travels.

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Cutting-edge technology at EMO

New business models, sustainability and networking will determine the EMO in Hannover from September 18th to 23rd. We will be there in hall 9 at stand E24 to present for example:

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Everything compact in magazine format

The most important products, services and biggest success stories in the machine tool industry — all in the new magazine.

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Experience products virtually - on your own or personally guided

Trade show stand for the manufacturing industry

Did you miss the last machine tool show? We have the solution.
Visit our trade show stand for machine tools in Cologne online. Or arrange a virtual tour of the trade show stand with us here.

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Virtual trade show stand

igus provides information: important machine tool trends and topics

Successfully in use

If a chain breaks, the machine is stopped automatically to prevent subsequent damage.

Austrian engine factory

This engine manufacturer uses energy chains and abrasion monitoring. Sensors measure the chain wear during operation and notify the user early enough to plan a repair or an exchange.

Machine tool collage overview

...and many further success stories

Discover more than 40 application examples showing how our energy chains and bearing products are used in CNC machines, where they fulfil various requirements. The challenges to be overcome included flying swarf; tight installation spaces; continuous system operation; and quick, easy installation with tight schedules.

White paper: machine tools

White paper: The influence of vibration on machine tools

Vibration behaviour of energy chains

Vibrations in machine tools components can lead to machines no longer working precisely, lowering the quality of workpieces and increasing wear of machine components. Energy chains, the "umbilical cord" of the modern machine tool, are a possible source of the problem. To improve their smooth running, innovative solutions are required ...

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Tested in the test laboratory for use in the real world

All products are tested for wear and load capacity under real-life conditions in the igus test laboratory, the largest in the industry. This allows precise determination of product service life.

Upon request, igus carries out customer tests to check product use under completely customised conditions.

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Further information

e-chains configurator

Configure your desired product online and view price, service life, and delivery time

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New products for machine tools

Lean, green, smart: Our new products for machine tool trends.

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