* The required clearance height is HF = H + 60 mm (at 3 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 = 15 [kg/m] unsupported length FLB = 3.5 m travel = 7.0 m
From 12 m to max. 250 mChain length = S/2+K2Long travel - gliding (up to max. 250 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 9.0m 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®
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
Standard 01 As standard, igus® separators should be fitted every 2nd chain link!Please observe minimum clearance from the side links! e-chain®: 16 mm 86.1 standard – for all uses Separator, wide base for maximum holding strength and stability in e-chains® 86.3 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. 86.4 For e.g. side-mounted applications Asymmetrical separator, results in defined clearance and spacers can be dispensed with. For e-chains® 520.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 should be fitted every 2nd chain link!Please observe minimum clearance from the side links! e-chain®: 16 mm 86.2 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). 86.5 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.
KMA - pivoting
KMA - locking
"Super-aluminium", "Basic" guide trough
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
Support tray - Type 02
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