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Strain relief on one or both sides?

Volker Beissel | 31. March 2020

It is known that strain relief can considerably increase the service life of cables and hoses in the energy chain. But an incorrect strain relief can also have the opposite effect. One point that comes up again and again is the question of whether strain relief should be mounted on one side or both sides? […]


Standing installation of energy chains in machine tools

mkogelmann | 31. March 2020

Whether in handling systems or in machine tools, with vertical movements the energy supply systems must often be planned “standing”. Actually not a great challenge, but there are still some aspects that have to be considered and taken into account during planning and design. Pivoting or locking mounting brackets? If I can support the e-chain […]


Hydraulic hoses in the energy chain

mkogelmann | 27. March 2020

Machine tools very often have hydraulic hoses that are guided in e-chains – for clamping devices, coolant circuits and other applications. For hoses, as for electrical cables, there are several items to consider in the design and fitting of energy chains. Crossbars every link or every second link What is the permissible bend radius of […]


Can I also use the E4/4 rol e-chain in the machine tool?

Volker Beissel | 27. March 2020

The E4/4 rol e-chain is familiar from the crane industry among others. But what does this have to do with the machine tool? High loads, long travels and a dynamic behaviour, this description also frequently applies to x-axes in machine tools. The rol e-chain 5050RHD, for example, allows travels of 10-800m with a maximum fill […]


Laying cables correctly for pivoting movements

mkogelmann | 26. March 2020

For pivoting and rotary movements of up to 270°, it is important that cables and hoses are laid in the energy chain’s neutral phase. Why is this so important? Pivoting and rotary movements usually involve winding up the e-chain or guiding it into an S shape. For normal installation positions (horizontal, standing, or suspended), the […]