announces a new 42mm design size of the igus RX plastic energy chain. The company claims the igus RX plastic energy tube is almost 100% airtight, after 2.7 g chips were tested over 251,900 cycles. The product was also tested underwater to comply with the absolute airtight requirement, IP40, TÜV Saarland.
The 42 mm size is available with the addition of a high temperature variant that is said to be resistant to swarf up to 850°C, and a reverse bending radius (RBR) variant.
The curved, edgeless design enables chips of varying sizes to glide off while the connection elements and fittings are concealed to prevent contact with any swarf.
The energy chain can be easily swung open in the outer radius.