igus rol e-chains shown in fast-forward mode over the last 20 years
For around 50 years, igus has been developing energy supply systems that reliably guide cables and hoses and protect them against damage. Whereas, in the beginning, they were almost exclusively products for the mechanical engineering sector, the invention of the rol e-chain more than 20 years ago brought about the breakthrough into other branches of industry.
The technical basis of this are rollers in the e-chain links that enormously reduce the coefficient of friction on long travels when the upper run of the e-chain runs on the lower run. As a result, a saving of up to 57% of the drive energy required to move the energy chain system can be achieved. The noise created is also reduced considerably. Thanks to the design, travels of up to 1,200m and more are possible.