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Harnessed energy chains - readychain®
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Ready-to-install energy supply systems directly from the manufacturer

Reasons for a ready-to-install energy chain

For the production of machines and equipment, there are many good reasons to decide in favour of ready-to-install energy chains:

  • Harnessing time is reduced by up to 95%
  • Reduction in manufacturing costs
  • Minimal amount of logistics work - no storage space necessary
  • Procurement optimisation - one system, one part number
  • Reduced assembly time - less machine downtime
  • Installation on the spot - international service with 35 subsidiaries
  • Special designs are possible - igus is developing further components

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... Tech up, cost down. It's our job.

Tech up. cost down: We always offer you at least one of the two. That is our vocation and what we have been offering you for many years.

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Frequently asked questions

Plug-in e-chain®

Make your energy chain ready to plug & play

One connector instead of many: there are almost infinite combinations for our plug-in e-chain family, which can be customised up to 100% to the customer application. For this purpose, it offers plug-in safety and saves up to 80% assembly time. In case of servicing, this means: unplug, plug in, get started. There is no easier way.

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... available from stock!

For users who want to configure their individual interface themselves, there are now Module Connect sets with three or four cable inputs.They consist of carrier housings, connector housings, sealing inserts and strain relief. Accessories, such as single and double locking devices and fixing elements, can be ordered to match the application. Contact inserts for individual configuration are also available at igus!

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readychain® options

readychain basic


Consists of an energy chain equipped with electric cables, pneumatic and hydraulic systems without plug connections.
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readychain basic


Consists of an energy chain equipped with electric cables, pneumatic, hydraulic and sensor systems including plug connections.
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readychain standard plus

Standard plus

Consists of an energy chain equipped with electric cables, pneumatic, hydraulic and sensor systems including plug connections as well as mounting plates for fixation.
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readychain premium


Consists of an energy chain equipped with electric cables, pneumatic, hydraulic and sensor systems including plug connections as well as a transport and assembly rack.
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Your advantages with readychain®

 ONE supplier - combine suppliers 
 Reduce assembly time
 Reduce failures
 No electrical termination needed
 100% digitally tested
 No cable surplus
 Reduce interfaces
 Optimise connections/interfaces
 Ready-to-install multi-axis system
 Optimise transport/assembly
 One assembly
 One part number/product group
 Plug & play

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Application examples with readychain®

Where the automation of machines and industrial plant is concerned, there is a whole series of different reasons to decide in favour of pre-assembled energy supply systems. Manufacturing costs decrease, sources of errors are practically excluded. Less project planning work is needed whereas reliability increases. Possible areas of use are in assembly/installation engineering and handling technology, in conveyor technology or in mechanical engineering.

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Module Connect - configured as required and harnessed ready for connection

Save time and space with smart connector modules

Step 1: Select modules

Step 1:
Select modules

Step 2: Combine modules

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Combine modules

Step 3: Select housing

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Select housing

readychain® factory

Increase productivity in the factory with readychain®

Ready to go system

igus takes on responsibility for the entire procurement logistics - from procurement of the necessary special parts, metal sheets or machine parts to provision of the ready-to-install system on the scheduled date.

  • The number of your suppliers and orders will be reduced by around 75%
  • The guaranteed quality of igus readychains
  • Installation service on site
  • Individual end customer support

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All components from a single source - with guarantee

Energy chains from igus are already being reliably used in hundreds of thousands of applications all over the world. From beverage machines up to steelworks, from linear applications up to the most complicated task - igus offers thousands of installation options.

With more than 1,300 chainflex cables from stock, igus offers the largest range of cables specifically for the energy chain. Thanks to the industry's largest test laboratory, igus is the only supplier in the market able to offer a 36-month guarantee on all its chainflex cables.
All common plug-in connections and more than 4,600 drive cables matching 24 manufacturer standards are available.

readychain components

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Ready to install instead of individual parts

No company has to deal with installing energy chains and cables for their machines any more. With our readychain system, we provide individual, harnessed energy supply systems, which can be easily installed on site.

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Further information

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igus readychain factory

  • 1,600 readychain systems leave the factory every week
  • 4,175m² for harnessing
  • 4,150 employees worldwide, including 359 employees who perform harnessing work
  • 35 igus subsidiaries worldwide including 14 readychain factories

test lab

The largest test lab worldwide

From more than 15,000 tests performed per year, we have created what is probably the world's largest test database. This ­database gives us the ability to always select the right product for your specific application. Individual tests for your industry are also possible.


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