1. KMA - mounting brackets2. Fixed or pivoting mounting brackets available3. R78: Lid can be pivoted and removed4. R78: Shelves can be removed5. Tube and chain can be combined6. Strain relief can be integrated7. 38/39: Crossbars removable
Available inner widths Bi: 50 to 400 mmAvailable bending radii R: 75 to 350 mmPitch: 67 mm/link = 15 links / m
For new designs, we recommend the improved e-chain® series E4.42 from the igus® E4.1 system.+25% more unsupported length, higher stability and tensile strength, same dimensions and connection dimensions
Series 38 is available from stock in limited numbers. Product support and storage are limited as of 2012.
For questions, please refer to your igus® contact person. Thank you for your understanding
to the E4.42 series
* The required clearance height is HF = H + 40 mm (with 2 kg/m fill weight), this should be taken into account for all application types.Please contact us if you have particularly small space requirements.
** The calculated length corresponds to the chain length without mounting brackets.
A=Moving end, B=Fixed endPitch: 67 mm per linkLinks per m: 15 linksTravel: SChain length = S/2 + K
Unsupported length versus fill weightX axis: Unsupported length in m FLB/FLGY axis: Fill weight in kg/mLower scale: Travel S in mFLB = Unsupported with permissible sagFLG = Unsupported with straight upper run
Samples and catalog order
E-Chain® Expert call
Service life calculation
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Designing with igus®
3 mounting bracket variants
Variable widths through extension links
Modular interior separation
31 widths and 11 bend radii
Practical tools for opening and closing of e- chains® of series E4
Design specificationFurther information on "unsupported application"
Design specificationFurther information on "gliding application"
Other installation types
Separators can be fitted anywhere in the e-chain® cross section. The standard separator part no. 381 offers secure stability under load with its wide base, even for large cables/hoses. Also available for the applications with e-chains® (not tubes): Locking separator Part. No. 3804with increased holding strength This separator is used in applications with very high humidity, e.g. composting plants, or in applications with extreme loads. The increased holding strength is produced by asymmetric holding claws in the chain link. For self installation, it must be ensured that the separators have the same orientation in the chain link. All separators can be moved and can be fixed in position (e.g. for side-mounted applications, not for tubes) by spacers.
With the various elements of the interior separation, the e-chains® and energy tubes can be divided both vertically and horizontally. Side plates and shelves allow a flexible separation structure. Shelves of various widths can be arranged in steps of 7 mm on 5 levels. You can find recommendations for assignment in the "Design" chapter. When using the open slotted separators, the top and bottom slots cannot be used for shelves.
KMA - pivoting
KMA - locking
"Super-aluminium", "Basic" guide trough
"Super-Alu" guide trough, "Heavy Duty"
Steel guide troughs
1. Trough side part, aluminium, 2 m
2. Glide bar, plastic, 2 m
3. Plastic glide strips*, side, 2 m
4. Clamping shoe, aluminium
5. C-profile, galvanised steel
6. Screw M6 x 16
7. Sliding nut M6
8. "Basic" connector, plastic
*without glide strips on request
"Super-aluminium" trough - the igus® standard for guide troughs
The "Super" aluminium trough is a modular system of guide troughs for long travels (where e-chains® are gliding on top of themselves). The basic "Super" aluminium trough has a simple and cost-efficient designs and can be expanded for sophisticated plant engineering.
Its universal design makes it the recommended igus® standard for guide troughs.
1. Interface connector
2. Plastic glide bar
3. Clamping shoe
4. Glide strips
9. Heavy-duty bracket option
10. Silencer profile, rubber
11. Screw M6 x 20
1. Aluminium profiles
3. Heavy-duty bracket option
6. Silencer profiles
1. Guide trough (blue)2. Glide bar (black)3. Installation set (red)4. Individual bracket without C-profile5. Profile rail length
+ Easy assembly using installation sets+ 2-part design - configurable from chain width+ Very stable+ cost-effective+ large selection
Guide trough without glide bars, Part No. 93.30, guide trough with glide bars Part No. 93.31
Installation sets, Part No. 93.50. XX
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