Machining centres

Energy chains, cables, and
bearing technology for machine tools

Machines for turning, milling, grinding, or drilling. Machining centres are diverse and often highly specialised. But requirements for suitable igus products are similar. Reliable energy supply systems, cables, and bearings are always required for short distances with high dynamics. There is also sometimes a very high load due to chips, cooling lubricant, or abrasives. Our robust, sealed energy chains support you in maximising machine availability. We can help you with any challenge – small installation spaces, high travel speeds, or fast, convenient installation.
Machining centre

Tech up and Cost down: our top products for cutting machining centres


Swarf-resistant energy tubes

  • Extremely tight, provide protection against chips and dirt
  • No holes, gaps or undercuts
  • Still easy to open
Learn more about RX e-tubes
RX energy chain series

Pre-assembled energy chains

  • Complete energy chain system including cables
  • Harnessing time is reduced by up to 95%
  • Quick installation - less machine downtime
Find out more about readychain
E4Q energy chain

Stepper motors for door guides

  • Powerful stepper motors
  • Find the right drive for your application with the product finder
Learn more about drylin E

i.Cee predictive maintenance

Predictive maintenance: i.Cee 2.0

  • Intelligent software and sensor technology on the e-chain
  • Possible maintenance needs reported before failure occurs
Learn more about i.Cee 2.0
E4Q energy chain

E4Q energy chain system

  • Highly robust and modular
  • Optional noise dampeners for quieter operation
  • Reduction in material leads to lighter weight
Find out more about E4Q

The best price-CABLE ratio

  • Up to 36 months guarantee
  • Use the price check to find the most cost-effective cable that is guaranteed to work
Find out more about chainflex

Success stories: Find the right energy supply system for any challenge.

Tested for real-world applications in the industry's largest test laboratory

A look at the chainflex and e-chain test laboratory Take a look at our chainflex and e-chain test laboratory, where 10 billion cycles are tested annually.
Extremely swarf-resistant energy tubes In our in-house laboratory, we test the swarf resistance of energy tubes under real-world conditions.

Further information

Magazine for machine tools

Important information about our products and services
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e-chains configurator

Configure your desired product online and view price, service life, and delivery time
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Magazine for energy chain systems

Information about our energy chains and use cases
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igus blogs

Plastic chains despite 850°C chips? Sensors in e-chains? Important topics dealt with clearly.
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