YE system - the best mix of lightweight plastic and tough steel for an e-chain® that can handle high unsupported travels with ease. Typical industry sectors and applications Cherry pickers, construction machinery and lifting platforms have an identical challenge to face: a safe and compact vertical guidance of the cables and hoses. For those applications that require special high 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 + 76 mm (with 2.5 kg/m fill weight), this should be observed for all types of application. Please consult us if space is particularly limited.
** The calculated length corresponds to the chain length without mounting brackets.
A=moving end, B=fixed endPitch: 67 mm 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: Unsupported 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. 300 m)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 purposes Separator, wide base for maximum holding strength and stability in e-chains® and e-tubes. 42.3 For many thin cables Separator with narrow base for many thin cables fitted side by side. Space-saving, secure footing – for e-chains® and e-tubes. Also available for QuickLock crossbars. 42.4 For e.g. side-mounted applications Asymmetrical separator, results in defined clearance and spacers can be dispensed with. For e-chains® and e-tubes. 3200.XX horizontal interior separation (inner widths 50 - 250 mm). Full-width shelf locks securely into separators at both ends, giving a fixed width. Additional separators can be moved along the shelf in any horizontal direction. They can be fitted at three different heights
Steel - moving end locking, fixed end locking
Steel - moving end pivoting, fixed end locking
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