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smart energy chains + cables

Smart e-chains®

P4.1 rol e-chain®

  • Longer service life due to maintenance-free tribo-polymer plain bearings in conjunction with the chain links
  • For the heaviest duty applications and longest service life
  • Travel distance up to 800m and speed higher than 5m/s
  • Use smart plastics to stay abreast of how your chain is doing

Find out more about the P4.1
Roller chains

E4 chain series for heavy loads

  • Gliding, unsupported, and suspended applications possible
  • For robust, challenging areas of use
  • Inner height from 21 to 350mm
  • Each link consists of four individual parts
  • Openable along inner and outer radius

To the E4 series
E4 chains

E2 chains for medium loads

  • Inner height: 26 - 48mm
  • Available in two versions:
    • Openable from both sides along the outer radius
    • Openable from both sides along the inner radius
  • Weight to dimension ratio improved on comparable predecessor series
  • Can be assembled up to 55% quicker than predecessor

To the E2 chains

Sensors for e-chains®



Sensor for movement on e-chains

  • Detects values such as acceleration, speed, temperature and cycles
  • Supplies data for calculation of the minimum fault-free operating time



Non-contact measurement of e-chain wear

  • Integrated in the chain link, the component subjected to the greatest mechanical stress
  • Measures the wear of pin/bore connection in per cent, without contact occurring
  • Sends a signal if the specified limit is reached



Sensor for energy chain abrasion

  • Measures wear at crossbar, pin/bore connection or liner, depending on the type of sensor
  • Compares specified algorithms with the real use data



Sensor for position-sensitive push/pull force measurement

  • Positioning system integrated into e-chain
  • Supplies information on position-dependent push/pull forces
  • Position information from the application can be used for other purposes

Smart solutions with chainflex® cables

Condition monitoring (i.Sense) with chainflex® cables requires no additional module.
The system can be integrated and networked without additional software.
In these cases, cables have three options for condition monitoring.  

  • Cable push/pull force measurement (CF.P)
  • Cable electrical property measurement (CF.Q)
  • Transmission quality measurement (CF.D)

Sensors for chainflex® cables



  • Condition monitoring
  • measures pull forces acting on cables
  • If there is a fault, the contact closes, and a notification is sent to the machine



  • Condition monitoring 
  • Indicates changes in the electrical properties
  • In the event of a fault, information by means of NO contact and signal



  • Condition monitoring 
  • Integrated in the cable, no extra measuring cable necessary
  • Package losses are detected in good time
  • Alarm via LED, NC contact or the network

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Richard Habering
Richard Habering


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