Introducing an energy chain for unsupported and long travels
Published: 2 July 2019 - Rachael Morling
New from igus, the E4Q energy chain has been designed for unsupported and long travels. The chain links of the e-chain have a pebble-shaped design for weight reduction and a completely new crossbar locking concept, which enables the energy chain to be assembled by hand in seconds.
On the upper side of the crossbar there are two recesses through which the locking hooks can be pulled open. Once unlocked on both sides, the crossbar can be lifted off. This makes it easy to open and close the chain, even when fitted inside a guide trough, and speeds up assembly by up to 40%. The new crossbar has significantly higher pull-out forces in the locked state compared to similar e-chains in the range.
With the optional noise dampeners fitted, this offers very quiet operation.