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Plastic energy chain systems

energy chains (also called energy supply systems, drag chains and cable carriers) are mechanical machine elements used to guide and protect energy, data, signals and fluids together in one system, whilst withstanding the most diverse environmental conditions.

Energy supply systems work best when all elements -  cables, hoses, interior separation elements, strain relief devices and guide troughs – are designed to work together. At igus® we optimise the design and materials of all these elements to offer the longest possible service life – guaranteed.

Would you like more information about e-chains® or an individual consultation? Our experts will be happy to get in touch with you.

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Small energy chains

Small energy chains

Inner heights: 5 – 32mm

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Medium-sized energy chains

Medium-sized energy chains

Inner heights: 21 – 48mm

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Large energy chains

Large energy chains

Inner heights: 21 – 350mm

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energy chains for robots

Energy chains for robots

Inner diameter: 12 – 46.8mm

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Protection against dust and swarf

Energy chains for protection against dirt and swarf

Inner heights: 21 – 75mm

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Low noise and vibration

low noise and vibration energy chains

Inner heights: 10 – 80mm

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Clean room energy supply systems

e-skin clean room energy chains

Corrugated tube: 28–40mm

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e-spool® alternative to a cable reel

espool energy chains

Cable drums without slip rings

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Special solutions & accessories

energy chain accessories

Troughs, strain relief elements, PMA hoses

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How to specify an energy supply

Overview of how to specify your complete energy supply system using igus® tools.

How to specify an energy chain

Simple e-chain® product finder

Find the right energy chain and chainflex® cables for your application.

e-chain® product finder

energy chain configurator

Configure complete energy chain supply systems for short or long travel as well as for hanging applications.

To the energy chain configurator

3D CAD portal

Quickly design your energy chain system to build into your CAD model.  Supports a variety of formats and systems.

3D CAD portal

Selected application examples

Our energy chains are modular and therefore can be used for a large number of different applications.

Further information on energy chains


Frequently asked questions about energy chains

Contact our experts

Get in touch with our energy chain experts!

Recycle your energy chain

How we can reduce plastic waste.


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