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Cable Carrier features low-noise design.

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With double-lock design, E4-1 Energy Chain Cable Carrier can be opened and closed using flathead screwdriver. Lids can be removed from both sides of carrier and are hinged on outer radius to accelerate cable installation. Carrier's smooth interior combined with numerous cable separation options not only prevents cable damage, but ensures cables remain secure while carrier is in motion. To minimize contact noise, carrier features integrated brake function on radial stop-dogs.



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One-for-all: Technically Advanced Energy Chains®



igus® introduces the all new E4-1 Energy Chain. For long service life, high stability, ease of installation and modularity.



East Providence, RI –  igus will unveil E4-1, one of its newest Energy Chain cable carriers, during the forthcoming Pack Expo from September 23-25, 2013 at booth S5552. E4-1 combines the features and benefits of its three predecessors in the E4 cable carrier range, including low noise, ruggedness and modularity. E4-1 is ideal for a wide range of industrial applications such as cranes, machine tools, construction machinery and robotic handling systems.



E4-1 features an easy-to-open, double-lock design, which allows the cable carrier to be opened and closed using a flathead screwdriver. The lids can be removed from both sides of the carrier and are hinged on the outer radius for fast cable installation. The cable carrier's smooth interior combined with numerous cable separation options not only prevents cable damage, but ensures the cables remain secure while the carrier is in motion.



Contact noise is greatly reduced thanks to a unique, integrated brake function on the cable carrier's radial stop-dogs. Rolling noise is also lessened because of the small pitch of the cable carrier. In addition, noise-dampening side plates and rubber profiles for guide troughs can be used to further reduce noise generation.



With E4-1, tight tolerances can be achieved even in extremely demanding applications. The pin-and-bore connections enable the absorption of high push-pull forces that can occur over long travel distances. Cable carrier wear is kept to a minimum because the large connections distribute forces over a significant surface area.



E4-1 is available in both an open or closed design for hot chip areas. igus also offers a comprehensive line of Chainflex® continuous-flex cables for use in Energy Chain cable carriers.



To learn more about System E4-1, please visit, www.igus.com/E4-1. To make an appointment with an igus representative at Pack Expo 2013, e-mail sales@igus.com.



About igus

igus develops industry-leading Energy Chain® cable carriers, and Chainflex® continuous-flex cables, DryLin® linear bearings and linear guides, iglide® plastic bushings, igubal® spherical bearings. These seemingly unrelated products are linked together through a belief in making functionally advanced, yet affordable plastic components and assemblies. With plastic bearing experience since 1964, cable carrier experience since 1971 and continuous-flex cable since 1989, igus provides the right solution from over 80,000 products available from stock. No minimum order required. For more information, contact igus at 1-800-521-2747 or visit www.igus.com.



PRESS CONTACT:

Michael Hardy

Marketing Specialist

PO Box 14349

East Providence, Rhode Island

02914

Tel.: 800.521.2747 x. 146

Fax: 401.438.2200

mhardy@igus.com



www.igus.com igus, Energy Chain, DryLin, Chainflex, iglide, and igubal are registered trademarks of igus Inc. All other company names and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.


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