YE system - the best mix of lightweight plastic and tough steel for an e-chain® that can handle long unsupported travels with ease. Typical industry sectors and applications Cherry pickers, construction machinery and lifting platforms have an identical challenge to face: a strong and compact vertical guidance of the cables and hoses. For those applications that require long unsupported lengths at different angles of elevation, igus® has developed the plastic-steel hybrid e-chain® YE Further industry sectors and applications
* The required clearance height is HF = H + 60mm (with 3kg/m fill weight), this should be taken into account for all application types.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: 67mm per linkChain links per m: 15Travel: SChain length = LK = 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 munsupported lengths [m] at 0° / 60° / 75° inclinationFLG = unsupported with straight upper run FLB = unsupported with permitted sag graph values provisional!
Chain length = LK = S/2 + KLong travels - gliding (up to max. 300m) Here, the e-chain® upper on lower run gliding in a guide trough is used. 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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Design specificationFurther information on "unsupported application"
Design specificationFurther information on "gliding application"
Other installation types
Option 1: Standard
Standard Separators are assembled every 2nd e-chain® link in crossbars with outer plates made of plastic! 42.1 Standard - for all uses Separator, wide base for maximum holding strength and stability in e-chains® and e-tubes. 42.3 For many small cables Separator with narrow base for many small cables fitted side by side. Space-saving, secure footing – for e-chains® and e-tubes. Also available for QuickLock crossbars. 42.4 For example for side-mounted applications Asymmetrical separator, results in defined clearance and spacers can be dispensed with. For e-chains® and e-tubes. 3200.XX horizontal separation (inner widths 50 - 250mm). Locks securely into separators at both ends, providing a fixed width. Additional separators can be moved along the shelf in any horizontal direction. They can be fitted at three different heights
Steel - locking
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