1. Mounting brackets made of steel 2. Noise absorber, optional –10dB(A) 3. Sliding surfaces, long travels 4. Swarf protection 5. No camber 6. High strength and stability thanks to undercut design 7. Locking crossbar with scaling on rear side 8. Straight running due to inner/outer- link design 9. Quiet running due to built-in brake
* The required clearance height is HF = H + 100 mm (at 5 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: 143mm per linkChain links per m: 7Travel: 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 Fill weight = 6 [kg/m] Unsupported length FLB = 4.5 m Travel = 9.0 m
From 12 m to max. 450 mChain length = S/2+K2Long travel - gliding (up to max. 450 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 10m 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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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 Separator 6401 For vertical separation. Offers safe stability due to its wide base design, also when used with large cables or hoses. Locking separator 6408 For environments with very high humidity (> 85%). Locks with extra retention force. Recommended: one locking separator per e-chain® link. Spacers 405.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 (choice of 10, 15, 20, 30, 40 mm). Rollclip Minimises the abrasion of hoses. Simply clamps onto the opening crossbar. The movable rollers compensate for relative movement between the e-chain® and hose.
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 Height slot separator 6405 Fast installation - can be retrofitted in existing separation system without dismantling (top and bottom notches cannot be used for shelves) Middle plate 6403For modular shelving with shelves 420.X in height increments of 7 mm (in 15 levels). Side plate 6002 same as middle plates. Allows modular shelving right up to the side links. No clearance required! Shelf 420.X For horizontal separation. Shelves of various widths can be arranged in steps of 7mm on 15 levels.
Steel - pivoting
Steel - locking
Steel guide troughs
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. 98.30, guide trough with glide bars Part No. 98.31
Installation sets, Part No. 98.50. XX
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