Electrically controlled functions in passenger cars, commercial and special vehicles are becoming increasingly complex. If damage occurs to the power and signal cables, the function of the vehicle suffers and the reputation of the manufacturer is also at stake. Our energy supply systems protect your moving cables. They are used, for example, in electric sliding doors, seat adjusters and boot lids. In doing so, they are geared to meet the latest requirements: Not only do they fulfil the task of guiding cables through countless cycles in confined installation spaces, they are also light and quiet - important criteria in the age of electro-mobility.
Tech up, cost down: with the CRM rotary module: can be rotated by 6480°, for rotating systems in or on the vehicle. New sizes and versions of our e-chains. Flexible and temperature-resistant plain bearings, coupling joints in extremely dirty environments and the drylin NTP telescopic guide made of 100% iglidur polymer material.
You can find more information on these and further product innovations at our 400 m2 trade show stand. You can either explore it virtually on your own or together with our industry expert. Make an appointment now for a guided virtual tour with individual consultation:
High torsional resistance
Smallest inner heights and bend radii
Mounting brackets with strain relief optional
Small pitch for silent operation
Cost-effective solution for large volumes
Can be shortened or lengthened as required through injection-moulded, modular chain band
Easy to open
Easy to fix using the hole on the chain band
Less installation space required
Cable-friendly with defined bend radius
Can be easily retrofitted
Stability prevents unintentional sideways movement
No change in the impermeability of the corrugated hose
e-chains® in sliding doors guide cables in the smallest installation space, e.g. for keyless entry systems and safety features. They prolong the cables' service life due to defined radii and kinematics.
Electric systems in cars have increased immensely and more and more systems are permanently supplied with electricity so as to offer the necessary driving comfort. e-chains® are ideal to guide cables securely from A to B.
e-chains® are dimensionally stable in different environmental conditions and have high acceleration and force absorption. Therefore, they protect cables in the wiper systems despite constant movement.
The company Yanfeng Automotive Interior has developed a centre console that slides over 1200 mm. This required an energy chain for minimum installation space and with quiet operation. In addition, a standard stock item was required in order to keep the costs low. The ideal solution was found with the E2 micro.
See for yourself the quality of our products. The e-chain sample box contains information on energy supplies, applications in the automotive industry and the most important igus products: the e-chains E1, E2 micro and E2 mini.
In our test laboratory, the largest in the industry, more than 10 billion test cycles are carried out per year with energy chains and chainflex cables in a total of 180 test stations. The focus is on noise tests and the examination of tribological properties under varying directions of movement, temperatures, media and continuous load. The results are entered into our tools to calculate service life and allow for precise predictions regarding their durability.
Upon request, igus carries out customer tests so as to check the use of the products under completely individual conditions.