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Vertically suspended / "zig-zag" solutions

The modular design of energy chains enables this space-saving and unconventional solution. For e.g. modern stage technology it is necessary to bring a large number of cables to the stages, which are usually movable in height. Lifting heights of over 20m are possible.
The folded energy chain is placed in a custom-made basket. When the platform rises, the energy chain unfolds and follows quietly. This type of installation is possible with many e-chains®, specicifally the E4.1 system.

Technical Data:

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zigzag solution igus® "Zig-Zag" space-saving solution Stroke heights of over 20 m are possible

E4/4 overview

E4/4 overview
  • "Side-mounted" - Travels over 200m
  • Max. travel: 200 - 800m
  • High strength
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Liftband for vertical applications

lift band
  • Alternative to zig-zag solution
  • Speeds up to 1m/s
  • Acceleration up to 2m/s2
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  • Also called energy supply systems, drag chains and cable carrier.
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zigzag solution

NEW: Zig-zag for trusses. Complete systems up to 15m

The new zig-zag complete system is a standardised and modular energy supply for travels up to 15m. It does not only include the energy chain, mounting brackets, interior separation, the guide basket and the strain relief preparation, but also the connection to common standard trusses.For overhead application, the energy chain is equipped with a safety steel rope following DIN EN17206.
Energy chain news 2022

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