Cable Guard has adapter link for long travel applications.

Press Release Summary:

System E6-52 enclosed tube Energy Chain® shields cables from spatter, hot chips, dirt, dust, cooling agents, and various chemicals. Link design reduces noise and vibration, while modular design incorporates lids that can be opened along hinge or removed completely. System E6 adapter link enables bracket to pivot and minimizes excess lengths in end positions. Product is suitable for printing machinery, measurement equipment, precision-cutting systems, and clean room applications.

Original Press Release:

igus Unveils Tube Version of System E6 Energy Chains and New Adapter Link for Long-Travel Applications

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - August 19, 2003 - igus® Inc. today unveiled the first-ever system E6 enclosed tube Energy Chain® and a new adapter link for long-travel applications. Igus also announced the availability of a new light-weight version of the E6-80 and additional inner heights for its low-noise, low-vibration line of cable carriers.

System E6 is designed for applications requiring extremely precise and vibration-free operation. The short pitch and link design of the Energy Chain reduce noise and vibration which may affect the performance of the machine on which it is installed. System E6 is well-suited for printing machinery, measurement equipment, precision-cutting systems and clean room applications. Its modular design enables it to be easily lengthened or shortened.

The new E6-52 enclosed tube Energy Chain is an ideal choice for customers who need to protect their cables from debris and contaminants or harsh weather conditions. The lids can be opened along a hinge for easy access or removed completely. Igus energy tubes are designed and tested to shield cables from spatter, hot chips, dirt, dust, cooling agents and various chemicals.

The new system E6 adapter link improves gliding applications. Inserted into the chain just before the mounting bracket, it enables the bracket to pivot, minimizes excess lengths in end positions and is quick and easy to assemble. Now customers have the option of choosing an E6 Energy Chain System® for their long-travel applications.

The E6-80 now is available in a light-weight version. The new version weighs 45 percent less than the standard E6-80. This Energy Chain performs well in high-acceleration applications. E6-80 light delivers high stability, yet remains a low-cost solution when a large carrier is needed.

Five sizes are now available ranging in inner heights from 29 to 80 millimeters. Inner widths range from 30 to 600 millimeters. The new system E6 options are available worldwide from igus and its distributors.

About igus

Igus Inc., based in East Providence, R.I., develops and manufactures industry-leading, polymer-based cable carriers, continuous-flex cables and plain and linear bearings. With more than 28,000 products, the company markets its Energy Chain Systems, Chainflex® cables and iglide® oil-free, plain polymer bearings worldwide. For more information contact igus at (800) 521-2747 or visit

igus, Energy Chain, Energy Chain System, ChainFlex and iglide 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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