igus has launched two new variants of its e-spool energy chain. The new heavy duty (HD) and motor flange versions are more powerful, enabling users to more easily retract and guide cables and e-spool allows engineers to save space thanks to its small footprint. The device is flexible, providing cables reliably in any direction for travel up to 14m. The energy chain is a cabling solution that guides all media types such as data, compressed air and liquids, flexibly and with minimum space in one system. It combines two different energy chains. A standard e-chain is routed via a spool and an igus twisterband connects the spool with the shaft bracket, which serves as the interface to the permanently installed cables. The cables can be connected without interruption and can be replaced or modified at any time. All three e-spool versions are available in different extension lengths (0-4, 4-7 and 7-14 m) and with one or two twisterbands depending on the cable capacity required. The maximum spooling speed is approximately 1 m/s and the twisterband enables cables with up to 17 mm to be housed.