1. Straight running due to inner/outer link design2. Low-noise running due to built-in brake in the stop-dogs3. The undercut design ensures very high rigidity and load capacity4. 15% more tensile strength (compared to the best
in the old E4 series), better unsupported length due to improved vertical stop-dog system5. Modular internal separation program6. No Camber version (NC) possible by simply rotating the outer link, without reworking7. e-chain® crossbars removable on both sides8. Hinged snap-open removable e-tube lids9. Cable-friendly wide polymer crossbars10. Optimised gliding surfaces – long service-life
* The required clearance height is HF = H + 40 mm (with 1 kg/m fill weight), this should be taken into account for all application types.Please contact us if you have particularly narrow space conditions.
** The calculated length corresponds to the chain length without mounting brackets.
A=Moving end, B=Fixed endPitch: 46 mm per linkChain links per m: 22Travel: SChain length = S/2 + K
Unsupported length versus 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 = 4,0 [kg/m]
Unsupported length FLB = 1,75 m
Travel = 3,5 m
from 10 m to max. 200 mChain length= S/2+K2Long travels - gliding (up to max. 200 m) Here, the e-chain® upper runs gliding on the lower run in a guide trough. We recommend letting our engineers support you when planning this type of system. In case of travel lengths between 5,0 and 10 m, we recommend a larger unsupported e-chain®.
A1 = Moving endA2 = Fixed end A3 = Guide trough with glide bar A4 = Guide trough with glide bar A5 = Total length of the guide trough
Samples and catalog order
E-Chain® Expert call
Service life calculation
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Designing with igus®
2 mounting bracket variants
Modular interior separation
16 widths and 9 bend radii
Design specificationFurther information on "unsupported application"
Design specificationFurther information on "gliding application"
Other installation types
Option 1: Standard
Option 1: Standard
Please observe minimum clearance of 20 mm from the side links!
As standard separators are assembled every 2nd e-chain® link!
For vertical separation. Due to its slots, it allows basic vertical/horizontal interior separations.
KMA - pivoting
KMA - locking
"Super-aluminium", "Basic" guide trough
"Super-Alu" guide trough, "Heavy Duty"
Steel guide troughs
1. Trough side part, aluminium, 2 m
2. Glide bar, plastic, 2 m
3. Plastic glide strips*, side, 2 m
4. Clamping shoe, aluminium
5. C-profile, galvanised steel
6. Screw M6 x 16
7. Sliding nut M6
8. "Basic" connector, plastic
10. Optional: Silencer profile, rubber
*without glide strips on 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® are gliding on top of themselves). The basic "Super" aluminium trough has a simple and cost-efficient designs and can be expanded for sophisticated plant engineering.
Its universal design makes it the recommended igus® standard for guide troughs.
1. Interface connector
2. Plastic glide bar
3. Clamping shoe
4. Glide strips
New! Rapid assistance when mounting
the e-chain® fixed end
The fixed-end module makes it easy to mount the KMA mounting bracket quickly on the super aluminium trough without drilling.
9. Heavy-duty bracket option
10. Silencer profile, rubber
11. Screw M6 x 20
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 bracket without C-profile5. Profile rail length
+ Easy assembly using installation sets+ 2-part design - configurable from chain width+ Very stable+ cost-effective+ large selection
Guide trough without glide bars, Part No. 99.30, guide trough with glide bars Part No. 99.31
Installation sets, Part No. 95.50. XX
Support tray - Type 01
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