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igus® Ltd.

Caswell Road

Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

Heavy duty industrial applications

Corrosion-free, robust & reliable: plastic v's steel

igus® e-chains® are already in use today in tens of thousands of applications – They guide and protect cables and hoses on oil platforms, in steelworks and in other heavy machinery. They have a modular design and are therefore easy to install. They are media-friendly and suitable for large, heavy and stiff cables and hoses. Our e-chains® withstand hot chips with temperatures up to +850° C Many arguments speak for the use of energy chains of high-performance plastics for moving applications, particularly in the heavy-duty areas. Key features:
  • Fill weights up to 600 kg/m
  • 100% corrosion-free
  • Quick assembly
  • Easy filling
  • Low weight
Would you like more information about our e-chain® range or do you need an individual consultation? Our experts will be happy to get in touch with you.
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Suitable products for heavy machinery plants

iglidur® TX2 plain bearings

TX2 bearings
  • Particularly low wear in heavy-duty areas
  • Up to 3.5 times more wear-resistant than iglidur TX1
  • Good coefficient of wear and therefore a long service life
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E4 series of e-chains®

e4 chain
  • The E4 series is stronger whichst still having the same or smaller dimensions than previous versions
  • Calculatable service life
  • High stability
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e-loop modular chains

e-loop energy chain
  • Suitable for heavy duty applications
  • Quick assembly
  • Robust
  • Up to 430mm dia
  • Ideal for dirty offshore applications
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Examples for heavy duty industrial applications

Relevant services

Tested... tested ... tested

igus® operates the largest test laboratory in its industry, testing setups for energy chains, flexible cables, plain bearings, ball bearings any many more
igus® test laboratory

Lower process costs online

Use one of our online tools to configure your required product. Reduce your process costs with online tools and many other useful online services.
igus® online tools


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The terms "igus", "Apiro", "chainflex", "CFRIP", "conprotect", "CTD", "drylin", "dry-tech", "dryspin", "easy chain", "e-chain", "e-chain systems", "e-ketten", "e-kettensysteme", "e-skin", "e-spool", "flizz", "ibow", "igear", "iglidur", "igubal", "igutex", "kineKIT", "manus", "motion plastics", "pikchain", "readychain", "readycable", "ReBeL", "speedigus", "triflex", "robolink", "xirodur", and "xiros" are legally protected trademarks of the igus® GmbH/ Cologne in the Federal Republic of Germany and where applicable in some foreign countries.

igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsubishi, NUM,Parker, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention on this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH