New igus e-chain becomes standard at Treotham

The new igus E2.1 range, which was previously only
available for expensive speciality chains has now become the standard at Treotham.
The new range is characterised by a long service life, very quiet operation and
easy filling in seconds, saving the user 50% installation time.

The new energy chains for medium loads meet the needs
of the machine, not the other way round. In future, users will be able to
choose the ideal energy chain or energy tube for reliable cable guidance from
over 850 alternatives.

The new generation of two-piece energy chains was
developed to improve on the preceding E2/000 series, which has proved its worth
for over 15 years. The E2.1 series offers extremely fast filling of the e-chain
from the side or the top – along the inner or outer radius, using a chain
opener or screwdriver. This allows 1 metre of the e-chain to be opened in just
2 seconds.

Due to these features, the E2.1 is ideal for use in
general engineering, woodworking and metalworking industries, and in machine
tool construction. In addition to an inner height of 10, 15 and 26 millimetres,
users can also have inner heights of 38 and 48 millimetres.

operation with innovative brake design

A special design feature of the new E2.1 is the unique
lens-shaped brake at the stop-dog of the chain links. This ensures a
particularly quiet chain travel with low vibration and noise. Compared to the
previous generation, the noise is reduced by up to 10 dB thanks to this
innovative brake design. The E2.1 series is up to 15 dB quieter than comparable
energy chains on the market. This was proven by tests at 2m/s in an insulated
sound chamber at the 2,750-square-metre igus test laboratory.

energy supply thanks to maximum flexibility

In addition, the e-chains have an optimised interior,
which offers even more space with the same outer height when compared to the
E2/000. To match the design of the interior of the chain, Treotham offers a
complete interior separation range consisting of lean separators with rounded
edges for a long service life of hoses and cables. The assembly of the interior
separation with lean separators is up to 50% faster than previous solutions,
thereby ensuring even faster harnessing. For side-mounted applications there
are notch separators that ensure a custom-fit. The notch separator engages in a
narrow integrated grid in the crossbar and guarantees a secure fit. 

matching highly flexible chainflex cables and connectors, the E2.1 is available
as a complete, ready-to-connect energy solution for all mechanical engineers
worldwide. In addition to the E2.1 product range, these e-chains are also
available as enclosed energy tubes in the R2.1 range, which has the same design
features as the E2.1. The E2.1 is also equipped with a QR code. Integrated
directly into the e-chain, it offers the machine builder online information
about the chain, including assembly instructions, or how to identify and order
spare parts, with just a quick scan using a smartphone or tablet.

For more information, please visit the Treotham
Automation website or call 1300 65 75 64.

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