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General overview of e-chain systems®

Small and medium-sized e-chains®
E2 micro  
E2 micro – for confined installation spaces

One-piece – smallest sizes, 5 to 15mm inner height, small pitch, lightweight, smooth running.

mini  
E2 mini – small and medium sizes

Single and two-piece energy chains, 18 to 41mm inner heights. Optimised ratio of weight to strength, smooth running.

E2.1  
E2.1 – new generation

Openable from both sides, medium sizes, 26 to 48mm inner heights. More usable installation space, quieter, stronger and longer service life.

e2000  
E2/000 – standard energy chains

Two-piece energy chains, medium sizes, 21 to 45mm inner heights. Openable from both sides, extremely rapid installation. Versatile and modular.

The standard construction kit for virtually all applications
e4.1  
E4.1 – huge modular system of standard energy chains

Virtually all applications are possible with this
e-chain®. Inner heights of 21 to 80mm. e-chains® and tubes openable from both sides. Rapid assembly and cable-friendly.

E4.1L  
E4.1L – highly dynamic e-chain®

High strength and easy accessibility thanks to hinged crossbars. Inner heights from 38 to
48mm. Lower weight possible at higher dynamics.

e40  
E4/00 – huge, modular system

Inner heights of 21 to 204mm. e-chains® and tubes openable from both sides. Long travels and applications rotated by 90° are possible.

e4light  
E4/light – lightweight, quiet, strong and cost-effective

Energy chains and tubes openable from both sides. Inner heights of 56 to 112mm. Lightweight and cost-effective.

Easy to fill e-chains®, single part and with a "zipper"
easy chain®  
easy chain®: easy insertion of cables

Quickly fillable from along the inside or outside, cost-effective single part energy chains with shorter assembly time.

E1  
System E1 – energy chain on a band

Modular, single piece band for simple applications. Cost-effective solution for large volumes.

zipper  
"Zipper" – an energy chain for quick assembly

Opening and closing of small and medium-sized e-chains® and tubes at lightning speed.

snapchain  
snapchain – cost-effective and easy-to-fill e-chain®

Quickly mount cable packages in bundles. Cost-effective alternative to complex cable trays.

e-tube for cable protection against swarf and dirt
R100  
E2 R100 – hinged lid

Easily hinged open on one side along the inner or outer radius, medium sizes. Diverse, modular interior separation.

E2 R  
E2 R – very smooth running

Lid removable, medium sizes. Diverse, modular interior separation.

R2  
R2.1 - cost-effective swarf protection

Lids openable along the outer radius from both sides.

rx  
RX tubes – extremely swarf-resistant

New design: rounded shape, large filling space "RBR" version available with bend radius from both sides.

Quiet, low-abrasion, vibration-free e-chains®
t3  
T3 – highly flexible, low-vibration

Extremely quiet running up to 33 dB(A). Inner height 29mm. For highly dynamic applications; suitable for cleanrooms.

E3  
E3 – extremely quiet, most confined installation spaces

Up to 38 dB(A). Inner heights of 10 to 15mm. Low vibration, wear resistant, for highly dynamic applications. Cleanroom compatible.

E6.1  
E6.1 – new, quieter generation

All benefits of the E6 with lighter weight and even smoother running at maximum speeds.

e6  
E6 – extremely low-noise

Up to 46 dB(A). Low vibration, high speeds, wear-resistant. Cleanroom compatible. Openable from both sides, also as e-tube.

3D and circular movements, robot applications
triflex® r  
triflex® R
robots 3D e-chain®

Three versions of energy chains: closed, easily fillable or as light version. The first choice for multi-axis industrial robots.

easy triflex®  
easy triflex®
2D and 3D movements

Enclosed or easily fillable. Modular system for complex movement. Combination of single, two and three axis movements possible.

triflex®  
triflex®
2D and 3D – enclosed

Enclosed or easily fillable. Modular system for complex movement. Combination of single, two and three axis movements possible.

TC new  
twisterchain new
circular & spiral movements

New generation of energy chains for circular movements of up to 540° and more. Additional strength and higher fill weights possible.

TC  
twisterchain
circular and spiral movements

Energy chains for circular movements of up to 540°. Quick cable replacement. Modular design - variable widths.

twisterband HD  
twisterband HD
highly stable rotary movements

twisterband HD: strong pin/hook connection for high load and long service life.

twisterband  
twisterband
rotary movement up to 7,000°

twisterband: new sizes, turns of 7,000° and more possible. Compact, modular, cost-effective.

Corrugated hose and hose guide solutions
e-skin®  
e-skin® – new energy supply design

The igus® e-skin is an openable tube composed of two parts. Operating temperatures +10°C / +50°C.

e-rib  
e-rib: corrugated tube reinforcement

The reinforcement for existing corrugated tube systems.  Easily retrofittable, little installation space required and stability against unwanted sideways movement.

PMA cable protection hoses  
PMA cable protection: diverse selection of tubes and systems

To protect flexible electric cables.

e-cord micro  
e-cord micro: for capillary hoses

Secure and flexible guidance of the smallest hoses < Ø 1mm.

CRC. 255  
CRC cleanroom chain

Abrasion-resistant, oval corrugated hose that collects and potential abrasion.  IPA confirmed as suitable for
cleanroom class 1.

e-chain® designed according to hygienic design principles - FDA-compliant and with absolutely no friction - no material rubbing against material
TH3  
TH3 system – FDA compliant and no material-on-material rubbing

Inner height 25,5mm. Low vibration and very lightweight. For highly dynamic applications; according to hygienic design principles.

Solutions for long travels and special solutions
Rollers  
rol e-chain® system

Long travels and extremely high traversing speed with cable loads of up to 50kg/m. As an energy chain with crossbars every link or as an enclosed
e-tube.

p4  
P4 system: profile rol e-chain®, energy efficient

Quiet, abrasion-resistant, maintenance-free energy chain. For long travels of 600m and longer, very high fill weights and speeds.

autoglide  
autoglide series: special solutions for long travels

Combination of autoglide and easy chain® energy chains, E2/000 system and E4.1. system.

E44HD  
E4/4HD – long travels or "side-mounted"

Energy chains and tubes openable from both sides. Inner heights of 32 to 80mm. Especially suitable for "side-mounted" and travel distances of over 200m.

guidelite plus  
guidelite plus - trough system

Chemical-resistant and corrosion-resistant plastic guide trough system

Basic flizz®  
Basic flizz®: protection against weather and dirt exposure

Cost-effective, enclosed solution for long travels, e.g. wastewater treatment plants.

micro flizz®  
micro flizz® system: compact, quiet and cost-saving

Compact, cost-saving energy chain. Space-saving complete system for safe guidance of energy, data and air.

guidelok horizontal  
guidelok horizontal: for long travels up to 50m, unsupported

Unhindered travel: no swarf can settle between the sliding surfaces of the upper and lower runs of the energy chain.

guidelok slimline  
guidelok slimline: made completely of plastic

Secure vertical guiding of e-chains® for quick storage and retrieval units.

guidefast  
guidefast: quickly assembled as a modular solution

guidefast guide troughs are fastened from the side. Simple assembly by means of a small number of different components.

ESD  
ESD: avoiding static buildup

Openable energy chains with mounting brackets and interior separation in electrically conductive ESD material available from stock.

c-chain®  
c-chain® – modular system

The c-chain® facilitates a continuously revolving energy supply system made of standardised modular components.

e-spool  
e-spool: multi-energy coil

The alternative to a cable reel – reduce cable wear and reliably guide different media.

magsnap  
magsnap: quick and simple installation

Magnetic magsnap crossbars – space-saving, guidance without trough.

liftband  
liftband – for vertical applications

Alternative to zig-zag solution – lighter and less installation space.

Floating moving end  
FTA floating moving end

Compensation of parallel errors in the case of long travels.  Small, lightweight and cost-effective.

PPDS  
PPDS: Push/Pull Force Detection System

Pull/push force calculation as safety standard.

e2.1  
Offshore energy chain: underwater solutions

Heavy duty energy supply to the seabed. Vertical hanging applications of up to
200 m in length.

RTG coupling  
Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) - coupling

igus® e-rover coupling for harbour cranes. Rubber-tyred robot cranes are automatically coupled to an energy chain system.

Assembly tools  
Assembly tool for "frequent users"

Simple opening and closing of chain links and big time savings in assembly.

AX  
AX e-chain® series: for fine dust applications

Exterior stop-dogs prevent the accumulation of dust. All existing widths can be combined.

classic  
"Classic" series and igus® special solutions

Older energy chains are also available on a permanent basis. For new designs, we recommend the corresponding new structurally identical e-chains®.

Troughs  
Guide trough systems for long travels

From the lightweight and universally deployable "Super Alu" guide trough through to the simple and cost-effective snap-in trough.

Rotary modules  
Rotary modules – for circular movements

The igus® modular system for fast rotary applications. Integrated strain relief and cable guides within the guide trough.
Maximum angle of rotation 600°.

Strain relief elements  
Strain relief elements

Strain relief clamps, tiewrap plates and modular plug-in strain relief elements.

e-chain®  
chainflex® cables

Special cables for energy chains: smallest bend radii, different jacket materials, tested in e-chains® for up to 30 million cycles.

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