1. Crossbars of the e-chain® can be removed from both sides 2. Wide plastic crossbars – cable-friendly 3. Optimised ratio of inner dimensions to outer dimensions 4. Lateral gliding surfaces for side-mounted operation 5. Strain relief elements can be integrated into the mounting bracket 6. Locking or pivoting mounting brackets available 7. KMA mounting brackets, with option to fasten from any side 8. Undercut design ensures greater stability 9. Wide variety of forms of interior separation 10. Alternative available with Reverse Bend Radius (RBR)! Series E 14240 available in the ESD product range Series 14240 ESD
* The required clearance height is HF = H + 50 mm (at 2 kg/m fill weight), which should be observed in all types of applications. Please contact us if you have particularly confined space requirements.
** The calculated length corresponds to the chain length without mounting brackets.
A=moving end, B=fixed endPitch: 91mm per linkChain links per m: 11Travel: SChain length = S/2 + K
The unsupported length depends on fill weightX axis: unsupported length in m FLB/FLGY axis: fill weight in kg/mLower scale: travel S in mFLB = unsupported with permissible sagFLG = unsupported with straight upper run Reference example A: fill weight = 10 [kg/m] unsupported length FLB = 2.75 m travel = 5.5 m
From 12 m to max. 150 mChain length = S/2+K2Long travel - gliding (up to max. 150 m) Here the e-chain® is used with the upper run gliding on the lower run. We recommend letting our engineers support you when planning this type of system. In case of travel lengths between 8.0m and 12m, we recommend a larger unsupported e-chain®. A1 = moving endA2 = fixed end A3 = Guide trough with glide bar A4 = Guide trough without glide bar A5 = Total length of the guide trough
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Designing with igus®
31 widths and 8 bend radii
2 mounting bracket variants
Modular interior separation
e-chain® opener tools for easy opening and closing of E4 series igus® e-chains®
Design specificationFurther information on "unsupported application"
Design specificationFurther information on "gliding application"
Other installation types
Option 1: standard
Option 2: standard
Option 3: Optional
Option 4: Optional
Standard 01 As standard, igus® separators are mounted every second chain link! 62.1 standard – for all uses Separator, wide base for maximum holding strength and stability in e-chains® 62.3 For many thin cables Separator with narrow base for many thin cables fitted side by side. Space-saving, secure state – for e-chains®. Also available for QuickLock crossbars. 62.4 For e.g. side-mounted applications Asymmetrical separator, results in defined clearance and spacers can be dispensed with. For e-chains® 3200.X Horizontal interior separation Locks securely into separators at both ends, giving a fixed width. Can be used as a full-width shelf for integrated interior separation or as a shelf for modular shelving at three levels.
Standard 02 As standard, igus® separators are mounted every second chain link! 62.2 Faster installation of cables Separator for igus® openable crossbar 385.X. Q. One side with wide base for secure seating, opposite side is narrow for easy cable installation (light clamping). 62.3 For many thin cables Separator with narrow base for many thin cables fitted side by side. Saves space. Also available for QuickLock crossbars. 62.5 Locks in securely in 5mm increments Notch separator for notch crossbar with scaling. Can be positioned precisely. For e-chains® Recommended for side-mounted applications. 3200.X Horizontal interior separation Locks securely into separators at both ends, giving a fixed width. Can be used as a full-width shelf for integrated interior separation or as a shelf for modular shelving at three levels.
Option 3: Optional As a standard feature, igus® separators should be fitted every 2nd chain linkPlease observe minimum clearance from the side links! e-chain®: 16 mm Separator 407 For vertical separation. Offers security due to its wide base design, also when used with large cables or hoses. Spacers 381.XX Spacers can be used to fix separators in position. To avoid reducing the internal height by 2mm, they can also be mounted on the opening crossbar from the outside (not for long travels). XX = Spacer width (10, 15 and 20mm).
Option 4: Optional As a standard feature, igus® separators should be fitted every 2nd chain linkPlease observe minimum clearance from the side links! e-chain®: 16 mm Middle plate 403 for modular shelving with shelves 386.X at vertical intervals of 7 mm (on 7 levels). Height slot separator 1407For very fine interior separation. No retrofitting into an existing interior separation system without dismantling the interior separation. Side plate 146 like middle plate. Allows modular shelving right up to the side links. No clearance required! Shelves 386.X For horizontal separation. Shelves of various widths can be arranged in steps of 7mm on 7 levels.
KMA - pivoting
KMA - locking
"Super-aluminium", "Basic" guide trough
"Super-Alu" guide trough, "Heavy Duty"
Steel guide troughs
1. Trough side part, aluminium, 2m
2. Glide bar, plastic, 2m
3. Plastic glide strips*, side, 2m
4. Clamping shoe, aluminium
5. C-profile, galvanised steel
6. Screw M8 x 20
7. Sliding nut M8
8. "Basic" connector, plastic
10. Optional: noise dampening strip
*without glide strips upon request
"Super-aluminium" trough - the igus® standard for guide troughs
The "Super-aluminium" trough is a modular system of guide troughs for long travels (where e-chains® glide on each other). The basic "Super-aluminium" trough is available in simple, cost-effective "basic designs" and can be expanded for sophisticated plant construction. This universal usability makes it the recommended igus® standard for guide troughs.
1. Interface connector
2. Plastic glide bar
3. Clamping shoe
4. Glide strips
9. Heavy-duty bracket option, aluminium
11. Screw M8 x 25
1. Aluminium profiles
3. Heavy-duty bracket option
6. Silencer profiles
1. Guide trough (blue)2. Glide bar (black)3. Installation set (red)4. Individual attachment without C-profile5. Profile rail length
+ Easy assembly using installation sets+ two-part model – adjustable from chain width+ Very strong+ Cost-effective+ Large selection
Guide trough without glide bars, Part No. 94.30, guide trough with glide bars Part No. 94.31
Installation sets, Part No. 94.50. XX
Support tray - Type 02
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