igus has developed a new lighter version of its E4.1 range. The energy chain is of low weight so particularly well-suited to highly dynamic applications and offers more filling space for cables and hoses, as well as a new mechanism for quickly opening crossbars on both sides of the chain simultaneously. The specially designed outer links set the pretension (or camber), allowing assembly without pretension to be carried out for cramped conditions or for vertically hanging energy chains. For designs with a change of direction of rotation, such as in zigzag applications, the direction of bending radius can be varied through the rotatable inner link.
Edited by: Jürgen Wirtz