1. Crossbars can be removed on both sides
2. Lid for e-tube
can be opened and removed
3. Stop-dog with brake
for noise reduction
4. Wide plastic crossbar - cable friendly
5. Optimised gliding surfaces
with side wear pads
6. Modular internal separation
7. Closed and open types can be combined
8. Dirt-repelling exterior contour
9. Alternative available with Reverse Bend Radius (RBR).
Available inner widths: 200 to 600 mm
Available bending radii: 200 to 1000 mm
Pitch: 143 mm per link = 7 links/m
For new designs, we recommend the improved e-chain® Series E4.112 from the E4.1 family.
For questions, please refer to your igus® contact person. Thank you for your understanding
to the E4.112 series
* The required clearance height is HF = H + 100 mm (with 5 kg/m fill weight), this should be taken into account for all application types.Please contact us if you have particularly narrow space conditions.
** The calculated length corresponds to the chain length without mounting brackets.
A=Moving end, B=Fixed endPitch: 143 mm per linkChain links per m: 7Travel: SChain length = S/2 + K
Unsupported length versus fill weightX axis: Unsupported length in m FLB/FLGY axis: Fill weight in kg/mLower scale: Travel S in mFLB = Unsupported with permissible sagFLG = Unsupported with straight upper run
from 15 m to max. 450 mChain length= S/2+K2Long travels - gliding (up to max. 450 m) Here, the e-chain® upper runs gliding on the lower run in a guide trough. We recommend letting our engineers support you when planning this type of system. In case of travel lengths between 10 and 15 m, we recommend a larger unsupported e-chain®.
A1 = Moving endA2 = Fixed end A3 = Guide trough with glide bar A4 = Guide trough with glide bar A5 = Total length of the guide trough
Samples and catalog order
E-Chain® Expert call
Service life calculation
Ask the product expert
Designing with igus®
Steel mounting brackets
Modular interior separation
10 widths and 11 bend radii
Practical tools for opening and closing of e- chains® of series E4
Design specificationFurther information on "unsupported application"
Design specificationFurther information on "gliding application"
Other installation types
Option 1: Separators and spacers igus® separators are fitted every 2nd chain link as standard! Note: Observe side clearance
of min. 32 mm (e-tube) and
min. 6 mm (e-chain®)!
(Exception: locking separator 6008
= 23 mm minimum clearance)
Standard separator 6001 for e-chains® and e-tubes offers
secure stability under load with its wide base, even for
large cables and hoses
Separators can be fixed in position by means of spacers 6005.XX for side-mounted e-chains® . The available inner height is reduced by 2 mm for each spacer
and each side. To prevent this,
parts can also be installed from the outside onto the opening crossbar (not on long travels)
XX = width of spacer (choice of 10, 15, 20 mm)
Locking separator 6008 for e-chains® - with increased holding strength for applications
with very high humidity or extreme
loads. The increased holding strength is produced by the asymmetric holding claws
in the chain link. Please make sure of an even alignment
Option 2: Shelves
When many cables with different
diameters are used
- e-chains® and e-tubes can be divided vertically and horizontally
Side plates 6002, separators 6003 and shelves
420.X allow a flexible separation structure. Shelves of various widths can be
arranged in steps of 7 mm on 15 levels
Locking separator, slotted, 6010 in combination with
Slotted three times (only for e-chains®).
For a very finely divided solution, slotted separators 6004 are used. However, these
cannot be integrated into existing
shelving without removing
the interior separation system
The slotted separator 6005, which is open on one side,
can be integrated later without removing the existing
interior separation system. When using the open slotted separators, the top and bottom slots cannot be used for shelves.
Steel - pivoting
Steel guide troughs
1. Guide trough (blue)2. Glide bar (black)3. Installation set (red)4. Individual bracket without C-profile5. Profile rail length
+ Easy assembly using installation sets+ 2-part design - configurable from chain width+ Very stable+ cost-effective+ large selection
Guide trough without glide bars, Part No. 98.30, guide trough with glide bars Part No. 98.31
Installation sets, Part No. 98.50. XX
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