Energy chains

Energy chain holding forces

pwirth | 20. March 2020

The requirements of industrial applications are constantly increasing, and therefore the requirements for energy chain filling are too. The E4.80 series e-chains are usually used as soon as a substantial fill weight requirement arises.


Free CAD library

Christian Ziegler | 20. March 2020

Create CAD models for energy chains and download them directly into your design Comprehensive CAD library without registration igus offers a CAD library, which saves design engineers a great deal of work. You can create CAD models for all igus e-chains, download them in various data formats, and even transfer them directly to your CAD […]


The energy chain in the lane – Part 5

Christian Strauch | 20. March 2020

Lightning-fast autoglide 5 installation Busbar systems and modern energy chain systems have always been relatively quick and easy to install. The manufacturers of these products ensure that installation is uncomplicated and that anyone can learn to do it in a very short period. Busbar systems are usually fixed to brackets two to six metres apart, […]


The energy chain in the lane – Part 4

Christian Strauch | 19. March 2020

autoglide 5 with a fibre optic cable instead of a bus cable! As far as I know, fibre optic technology has not yet achieved broad acceptance in material handling and intralogistics, certainly not for dynamic applications such as energy chains. Conventional bus technology presents no problems for cables of 50 metres or less. But what […]


20 years igus rol e-chains

Jens Göbel | 17. March 2020

In 1999 a mile stone was set for igus with the installation of the first igus rol e-chain for a 130m crane travel at a river port in Germany. The integration of roller into the side part of the chain link helped to significantly reduce the coefficient of friction and therefore the energy needed to […]