Igus’ small e-chains ensure fast assembly and space-saving

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  • Apr 01,18
Energy chain E2.10 offers cable-friendly design and a quick and easy assembly, thanks to the simple e-chain opener.
Igus’ small e-chains ensure fast assembly and space-saving

Energy chain E2.10 offers cable-friendly design and a quick and easy assembly, thanks to the simple e-chain opener.
 
Space-saving, strong and easy to assemble - these are the requirements for many machine components. This is true everywhere from general mechanical engineering to medical technology. To meet these requirements, the Cologne (Germany) based igus offers the low profile E2.10 e-chain with an inner height of 10 millimetres and the smallest bend radii especially for very small installation spaces. The links of the series consist of only two parts: the bottom / side part and a crossbar. They have a quiet operation, a cable-friendly design and are easy to assemble, thanks to the chain opener.
 
In confined spaces on machines, a safe energy supply with highly dynamic travel of the cables is especially important. To ensure this, the motion plastics specialist igus introduces low profile e-chains in its product range. The E2.10 e-chain from the E2.1 series has an inner height of only 10 millimetres and an outer height of 15 millimetres. Therefore, its use is ideal for the smallest spaces. The chain links consist of, like all links of the E2.1 family, only one bottom / side part and one crossbar. This can be opened from the top and from the side easily with a screw driver. With each first order, a simple e-chain opener tool for opening the chain quickly is also included. Thus, the chain can be opened within a few seconds and, after fitting the cables, easily closed again by hand. The E2.1 series has a robust stop-dog for up to 25 percent more unsupported length, 100 percent higher fill weights and at the same time 10 percent less weight than identical igus e-chain types. The "brake" on the stop-dog of the links provides very quiet chain running. This means they are great in automatic doors, vehicles or in medical furniture, for example. 
 
Cable-friendly design and easy assembly
 
Lightweight, yet sturdy and strong, the E2.1 series is suitable for a wide range of demanding application scenarios. Therefore, igus has now further expanded the E2.1 product range with three new sizes with 26, 38 and 48 millimetres inner height. Thanks to the smooth contours, the series has a very cable-friendly interior, offering up to three millimetres more inner height with the same outer height compared to the previous series. In keeping with the design of the interior of the chain igus offers separators with rounded edges for a long service life of hoses and cables. For a precise mounting of the separators, an integrated grid marking is provided on the crossbars. 
 
Highly flexible chainflex cables for compact installation space
 
In order for the energy chain and the cable to form a perfect unit, igus develops highly flexible chainflex cables, which are specifically designed for use in energy chains. With the chainflex CFBUS.LB.060 Profinet cable, for example, data can be transmitted in the tightest of spaces with a bend radius of just 7.5 x d. All chainflex cables are tested in the in-house test laboratory spread over an area of 2,750 square metres. This makes igus the only manufacturer on the market to 
offer a 36-month guarantee on its cable product line. As a ready-to-use readychain, which is a complete system consisting of cables and e-chain, the customer can immediately start using his application.
 
 

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