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c-chain modular kit: Many possibilities all around

Continuously revolving energy supply system made of standardized modular components. New perspectives emerge due to avoidance of unused down journeys.

Application areas

Handling systems

Filling and discharge equipment


Pick and Place

Bonding systems


"Intelligent" conveyor belts and transport systems

Stacking, sorting, palatalizing


Compact modular system ready to install

Energy guide plus BUS cable and pneumatic

Speeds up to 3 m/s

Travel length up to 50 m

Versions available:

The c-chain module range for the e-chain® E4-21-050-075-0 is available from stock. All other sizes have a delivery time of 4 weeks.

e-chains® for the c-chain® module kit

E4-21-050-075-0  Inquiry
E4-21-080-200-0  Inquiry
E4-28-075-200-0  Inquiry
E4-32-07-200-0  Inquiry
E4-42-06-300-0  Inquiry
E4-42-15-300-0  Inquiry
E4-56-13-300-0  Inquiry
E4-56-26-300-0  Inquiry
E4-80-12-300-0  Inquiry
E4-80-26-300.0  Inquiry
E4-80-26-400-0  Inquiry


A = Simple, quick assembly | B = Circumferential moving end: Energy, data, media
C = Proven igus® E-Chain® | D = Light, stable guidance
E = Support of the long travels | F = Fixed end = rotary feedthrough
G = Optional with Chainflex® cables | H = Variable length through modular design

c-chain connectors

In a c-chain®, the E-Chain® rotates at the fixed end with the rotary feed-through. The fixed end rotating arm guides the E-Chain® and supports it during the deflection of the rotary feed-through, which prevents too high tensile forces in sharp edges. It is manufactured to match the rotary feed-through and E-Chain®.

c-chain connectors

An L-angle is integrated in the c-chain module, which is attached to the mounting bracket (see picture), so that the customer can attach his moving end to the c-chain as easily as possible.

c-chain connectors

Optional - aluminum section integrated in the trough brackets, for a simpler installation.

Long unsupported lengths:

In long unsupported travels the upper run of the E-Chain® has to be supported, which prevents the E-Chain® from sagging and thereby increases the service life of the system.

Solution 1:

The first solution is a glide bar guided by a linear guide. The upper run of the E-Chain® can rest on that. Here the E-Chain® pushes the glide bar in front of it, thereby placing the bar always in the right position.

glide bar  
Solution 2:

The second solution uses the horizontal guidelok system to support the upper run. Thereby the moving end guides the E-Chain® above the supports. The E-Chain® can be laid, while the radius can push the rollers to the side. This solution has so far achieved the highest side-mounted standing system length of 30 m.

guidelok system  
Rotary unions:

Almost all kinds of electricity, data, air or liquids can be carried in the c-chain® with a rotary feed-through to the E-Chain®. Each combination of these media results in a different rotary feed-through. igus® would be happy to assist you in designing and ordering the appropriate rotary feed-through.

Max. travels and loads

The maximum travel with a c-chain is 50 m in horizontal application and 30 m in side-mounted standing application. The maximum speed is 3 m/s and the maximum acceleration is 30 m/s².


The used E-Chains® are made of black igumid GLW. The trough parts are made of black powder-coated steel with a gliding pad made ​​of HDPE.

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