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autoglide 5 - energy and data transmission installed in one hour

autoglide 5 - Energy chains with steel cable floor guide

 


Save 88% assembly time with cost-effective energy chain for intralogistics and crane systems

The igus system autoglide 5 transmits energy, data, liquids and air safely and practically maintenance-free in a system at a cost-effective price.
 
Technical data:

Travel Speed Noise
during operation
80m 4 m/s 63dB(A)
at 2m/s
 


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Tech up  
Tech up

  • Energy, data, air and liquids in ONE system
  • Often saves two or more other systems for transmitting data
  • 4m/s speed
  • 80m travel
  • Quiet operation: 63db(A) at 2m/s
  • 50% hall floor remains free, no guide trough needed

Cost down  
Cost down

  • Assembly times 88% shorter than those for the conventional standard solution with guide troughs
  • Available as harnessed system with cables, hoses and connectors
  • Less maintenance and cleaning requirements

Proof  
Proof

  • Tested in the igus laboratory and also by our customer, Company Beewen GmbH, installed
  • Suitable for other industries and applications: storage and retrieval units, indoor cranes, port operators, sports facilities, theatres, machine tools, linear robots

Sustainability  
Sustainability

  • Energy consumption for autoglide 5 manufacture is 64% lower than that of an energy chain with aluminium trough on a 50m travel
  • To recycle integrated energy chain through the igus chainge programme free of charge
  • More on the igus contribution to Plastic2Oil

Whitepaper autoglide vs. Busbar systems  

White paper: Energy chain with steel-rope guide as an alternative to a busbar?

Up to now, many users have been relying on busbars to supply power to indoor and outdoor cranes, electric trains and storage and retrieval units.  A similar price to that of a busbar but with advantages in regard to installation, modularity and maintenance. autoglide 5 combines the best of both worlds. Read more in the white paper "Energy chain with steel-rope guide as an alternative to a busbar?"


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User problem:

Up to now, many have been relying on busbar systems for power and data transmission in tight, compact spaces and for fast lane movements, for example in storage and retrieval units. These are very simple in construction and very cost-effective. Their major disadvantage is that they are expensive to maintain, can only be used for power transmission as standard and must be cleaned regularly to avoid contact faults. Furthermore, they can ususally only transmit energy.

Christian Strauch, Industry Manager Material Handling, introduces autoglide 5

 

Your advantages of using autoglide 5:

  • Can easily be installed in the aisle on a rope or a profile
  • Cost-effective price
  • 88% shorter assembly time compared to aluminium troughs
  • Long-lasting, maintenance-free and easy to clean
  • Energy, data, air and liquids in ONE system
  • 4m/s speed
  • 80m travel
  • Quiet operation: 63db(A) at 2m/s
  • Hall floor remains free, no guide trough needed
  • Available as harnessed system with cables, hoses and connectors

autoglide 5  

How does it work?


The metal rope included in delivery is stretched across the floor. Alternatively, guidance via a plastic rope or a profile is also possible.
The e-chain can travel safely on the rope. The underside of the chain links has a guide element in the middle, so that the energy chain can rest safely on the rope. autoglide elements ensure wear-resistant and precise rolling of the upper run of the chain.

Installing autoglide 5 only takes an hour.

 

Assembly in just a few steps

1

Install thread anchors at the beginning and the end of the travel

2

Place metal rope included in the delivery, on top and stretch

3

Roll out energy chains, attach at one fixed end and at a device on the other side

autoglide 5 in storage and retrieval units  

autoglide 5 for many industries and applications

The autoglide 5 system is not only of interest for storage and retrieval units, mini loads or other applications in material handling. Together with you, we develop concepts and prototypes that can be efficiently realised with the modular design of autoglide 5, the wide range of igus energy chains and cables as well as our experience. What parameters are essential for you? What speed, filling or travel is there in your application? Ask us and together we will develop a solution for your application that lowers costs and improves technology.


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Whitepaper autoglide vs. Busbar systems  

White paper: Energy chain with steel-rope guide as an alternative to a busbar?

Up to now, many users have been relying on busbars to supply power to indoor and outdoor cranes, electric trains and storage and retrieval units.  A similar price to that of a busbar but with advantages in regard to installation, modularity and maintenance. autoglide 5 combines the best of both worlds. Read more in the white paper "Energy chain with steel-rope guide as an alternative to a busbar?"


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Questions and answers

Which chain type serves as the basis for the new autoglide 5?The basis is the model 2400 with 77mm width and 75mm bend radius. Other widths and radii are of course also possible.
 
What is the service life of the autoglide 5?As with all e-chains, we are aiming for the 10 million cycles or 10,000km. The tests for a guaranteed statement are still running in our laboratory. 
 

Can I replace the crossbars if they wear out? Yes, because the special crossbars can simply be opened. Should they ever wear out, they can be easily replaced.
 
Can I also use a plastic rope?We are currently testing the use of a plastic rope.

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Application example with autoglide

Cutting machines

Here, e-chains from the 3500 series with bend radii of 150mm and 250mm were used. An autoglide system ensures that the chain glides straight over each other. The special comb-like crossbars enable the chain to basically guide itself, which means there is no need for an additional guide trough. In addition, one of the special technical and economic advantages of igus products is the cost saving

More energy chain applications

Here you will find an overview of further successful examples of our customers.

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