Easily execute energy supply systems with the easy chain®.
easy chain® - The standard for medium loads
The flexible material of this igus® series and the reliable pin/bore connection with pushbutton mechanism facilitates easy torsion and rotating motions
The torsion stability of the easychain® compensates even vertically misaligned connections.
The partially injection moulded interior separation and the multi-chamber principle eliminate the need for subsequent assembly of interior separations. You save assembly time, and your cables are already optimally distributed in the e-chain®.
Cleanly routed cables ensure malfunction-free operation.
... easy filling with "fallout safety" - simply press cables into the chain by thumb
... cut assembly time by up to 80%
Cables and hoses can simply be pressed into the chain using your thumb. This cuts assembly time by up to 80%.
Assembly time: Insertion of 2 cables Ø 6 and 10 mm (we will gladly provide you with details about these and many other tests)
igus® Series E03 on a data glove - sensor protection, allowing the gloves to be put on and removed with greater ease. Inner height only 5 mm.
… Version E: Outer radius (like sample) … Version Z: Inner radius
easychain® is always available in two versions, and can be filled with cables and hoses either from the outside or the inside.
Quickly fill or remove cables, either from the inner (Zentral) or outer radius (External)
Ideal for confined installation spaces. Quick filling from the exterior or interior cuts maintenance or replacement time.
... chainlinks are held together reliably and securely
Chain links are reliably held together even at high loads and moderate torsion.
easy triflex® in a plastic tank production line
... quiet operation, 42 dB(A) determined by the igus® lab
(v = 1.0 m/s unsupported, Series E06.10.038.0)
igus® easychains generate less rolling noise due to the minimised polygon effect.
Test 1556Quiet operation, 42 dB(A) determined by the igus® lab, at v= 1m/s using Series E06.10.038.0
easy chain® in two-stage telescoping deployment of an elevating work platform
... mounting brackets are also available with integrated strain relief
Since the strain relief is integrated into the mounting bracket, you can quickly and easily create a professional connection using a cable tie wrap.
Tensile strength testing on igus® tiewrap plates with cable tie
Always an ideal strain relief.
... Flammability class UL94 V2
igus® easychains® are always classifiedin accordance with UL94 V2.
The material extinguishes within 30 seconds.
easy chain® on variably adjustable office furniture with UL94-V2 classification
... High stability and long unsupported lengths
Due to a rectangular shape, the force distribution is much better than in a round stop dog (surface pressure formula, p = F/A).
We test every energy supply system with a "tweak testing machine" at the igus® laboratory for compressive/breaking strength to provide reliable specifications on max. additional load and unsupported length.
Small radius for confined installation spaces and high resistance to failure, as shown here in a streetcar.
... Ask for the igus® chainflex® guarantee!
Flexible cables in energy chains or in robots require special features to survive many cycles, high speeds and accelerations as well as more demanding environmental conditions. EMC safety and the compliance with norms and guidelines such as NFPA 79, UL, CSA, VDE, Interbus and Profibus are also a necessary requirement today.
In this CNC multi-spindle lathe, every single working position must be securely supplied with media, energy and signals. High freedom of movement in all axes require a high durability and reliability of the cables.
… Standard material – ISO Class 2 … according to norm ISO 14644-1
The energy supply systems of the Series E6 and E14 have been tested by the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and Automation (IPA) in the department of clean and micro-production.
Tested with an E14.3.038.0, speed: 1m/s.
EasyChain® Series E14 in server unit, extractable for maintenance purposes. Clean room class 2 ISO is standard
Equip any type of machine with easy chain® and shorten the installation time
Smooth, cable-friendly and rounded contours ensure a long life for the cables and hoses.
We conduct long-term tests on all chainflex® cables for wear, and therefore service life, in continuously moving operation. We also test customer-specific cables in order to predict the system service life.
Many cables, tightly packed in an e-chain®. Guided reliably due to a cable compatible, smooth contour.