For safe cable guidance in unsupported and long travels, igus has developed the E4Q energy chain. The bionically inspired design of the series saves weight, while a crossbar with locking tabs reduces the assembly time of the energy supply system by 40 per cent. To further facilitate cable filling, igus is now launching a new interior separation for the E4Q. Universal separators can simply be placed on the crossbars, shelves can be inserted from the left or right, either along the inner or outer radius. A mechanism in the separators automatically locks the chain when closing.
Simple and assembly-friendly, these were the goals that the igus developers set themselves with the E4Q energy chain. The result is an energy supply system for unsupported and long travels that saves material and 10 per cent weight through a naturalistic design. At the same time, it is more robust than its predecessor series E4.1. The special feature of the energy chain: it can be opened and closed completely without tools with the help of a special crossbar concept, saving the user 40 per cent assembly time. A concept that convinced users as well as the jury of the German Design Award 2021. In order to be able to fill the E4Q with cables even faster, igus GmbH has now developed a new flexible interior separation in co-operation with its customers. The system consists of universal separators and lockable shelves. The cable-protecting separators have a grid for inserting the shelves. To assemble the interior separation, first place the separators on the crossbars. The shelves can then be pushed into the desired level from both sides.
Double locked with slider and crossbar
An integrated slider allows the shelves to be positively locked in place so that they remain securely in place even during high accelerations. “Even if the fitter has forgotten to secure the shelf, it’s not a problem”, explains Jörg Ottersbach, Head of Business Division e-chains at igus. When the crossbar is inserted, the lock is automatically activated. A foolproof and safe concept for all occasions.” If the user wants to change the interior separation of the energy chain, he can simply open the crossbar along the inner radius or the outer radius, depending on accessibility, unlock the shelf via the lateral slider and pull it out. Treotham offers the new igus interior separation for its four E4Q sizes in different widths.
Calculate guaranteed service life online and have it certified
The E4Q energy chain can be configured with cables and the interior separation in the e-chain expert on the igus website. igus promises a guarantee of up to 36 months on the complete energy supply system. The customer can easily generate the certificate online using the service life calculator.
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