What should I consider for a side-mounted application?

Phillip Hagedorn | 7. July 2019

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e-chain side-mounted gliding

Especially when the installation space is tight, installing a side-mounted e-chain is helpful. It is important to pay attention to whether the e-chain glides on a surface or is designed for unsupported application.

Gliding: If the e-chain is gliding horizontally mounted on the side, special attention must be paid to the following points:

  • Use of locking mounting brackets is recommended.
  • Wear pads should be sufficient.
  • Glide surface can be an igus plastic, stainless steel (material: AISI 304) or a galvanised steel.
  • The “back” of the energy chain should be supported.

Unsupported: If the e-chain is used unsupported side-mounted, the length of the travel depends on the factors such as time, additional load, width of the e-kette, bend radius and parallelism of the application. In addition, the following points must be noted:

  • Feasibility/load in terms of weight (FL90 diagram, please contact us)
  • Use of locking mounting brackets is recommended
  • An e-chain of undercut design is recommended.
  • The first three chain links after the mounting bracket should, for instance, be supported by a plate.

Due to the variety of application possibilities, we strongly recommend that you make use of our consulting services.

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