Press Release Summary:
Available with inner heights from .35-1.26 in. and inner widths from .24-3.94 in., zipper Energy Chain SystemsÂ® are built with interconnected lids which can be pulled back in zipper fashion. If application requires long travel, cables do not have to be snaked through, but can be laid out along cable carrier in their compartment. Interior separators can be used with Series 15 and Series 17 zipper chains for multiple cable configurations.
Original Press Release:
"Zipper" Energy Chains Facilitate Fast and Easy Access to Cables and Hoses
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - August 31, 2004 - igus® Inc., the developer of industry-leading Energy Chain® cable carriers, offers "zipper" Energy Chain Systems® to facilitate fast and easy access to cables and hoses. Unlike typical Energy Chains which are usually built with side links and crossbars, "zipper chains" are built with interconnected lids which can be pulled back like a zipper. Each lid pulls on its predecessor removing the top section of the Energy Chain in one uniform piece: as much-or as little-as needed, and at any point along the carrier.
"Zipper chains" are designed to be opened and closed quickly, so that removing or replacing a cable or hose is simple and easy. If an application requires a long travel, the cables do not have to be snaked through, but can be laid out along the cable carrier in their compartment. This is especially handy when using cables with preassembled connectors.
There is a "zipper chain" for almost any application, including those requiring low noise, high acceleration and travel speed, low cost, high stability, long service life or an aesthetic design.
Strain relief, accessories and various mounting brackets, including Quicksnap, a complete unit detachable by hand, and Quickfix, which has a pin, are available to provide an array of installation options. Interior separators can be used with the Series 15 and Series 17 "zipper chains" for multiple cable configurations. Sizes range from an inner height of .35 inches to 1.26 inches and an inner width of .24 inches to 3.94 inches.
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.
igus, Energy Chain, Energy Chain Systems, Chainflex, iglide, DryLin and igubal are registered trademarks of igus Inc.