Press Release Summary:
System E4/100 Energy ChainsÂ® guide and protect moving cables and hoses on automated machinery. Brake system between links helps reduce excess noise emitted during bend, flex, and roll movements. Beveled edges on glide surface further dampen travel noise, and smooth side plate helps provide resistance to contaminants. Carrier can travel up to 1,312 ft and is available in widths up to 78.7 in. Links can snap open from both sides of Energy Chain or Tube.
Original Press Release:
igus System E4/100 Energy Chains: The Strong Silent Type
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - December 17, 2003 - System E4/100 Energy Chains® from igus® Inc. are the strong silent type. Energy Chain cable carriers guide and protect moving cables and hoses on automated machinery. Made from high-tensile and compressive strength engineered plastics, the System E4/100 is one of the most rugged Energy Chain Systems® from igus. It can support at least 750 pounds of weight and easily withstands the most demanding applications. It also possesses extreme noise-reduction capabilities.
System E4/100 Energy Chains can assume high fill weights and long travels. It performs well at high speeds and high accelerations. It's large, strong and provides superb support for all types of outdoor and rigorous applications.
To reduce excess noise emitted during the typical bend, flex and roll movements of the links as the Energy Chain proceeds through its travel, igus developed a brake system between the links. Noise levels are reduced by 50 percent. This ingenious system lessens the contact angle of the links but has no impact on the speed or performance of the carrier. Beveled edges on the glide surface further dampen travel noise and the smooth side plate design increases the carrier's resistance to contaminants.
System E4/100 is ideal for precision laser applications, high-speed material handling applications, gantry robots, cranes, assembly plant and production equipment, entertainment industry equipment, packaging equipment and any application with high loads or high sensitivity to noise and vibration. It can travel up to 1,312 feet, is available in widths up to 78.7 inches and the links can snap open from both sides of the Energy Chain or Tube.
Igus Inc., founded in 1985 and based in East Providence, R.I., develops and manufactures industry-leading plastic cable carriers, continuous-flex cables, plastic bearings and linear guide systems. With more than 28,000 products available from stock, the company meets the motion control and machinery component needs of customers worldwide. Product lines include Energy Chain Systems® to protect and house moving cables, Chainflex® continuous-flex cables, iglide® self-lubricating, oil-free, plastic bearings, DryLin® linear guide systems and igubal® spherical bearings. For more information contact igus at (800) 521-2747 or visit www.igus.com.
Energy Chain, igus, Energy Chain Systems, Chainflex, iglide, DryLin and igubal are registered trademarks of igus Inc.