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igus® energy supply solutions for crane builders and users

The main advantages of using igus® products:

Space saving design

Higher clearance-free dimensions

No additional drives necessary

No additional steel structures necessary

No control system necessary

Synchronous run of trolley and e-chain system®

Quick an easy installation (guidefast guide trough)

Replacement and/or insertion of cables possible quickly and easily

High-speed data transmission using fiber optic cables

All media conducted in one system: energy, data, gases and fluids

Low maintenance product reduces your downtime

No parts marked as reason for wear and tear

Spare part guarantee for 10 years an more

TÜV certified

Innovations at CeMAT 2016

Safely guide control devices

Cost effective energy supply system for crane carriages and indoor cranes

control devices

Directly mounted on a crane girder. Compact design Usable for all kinds of control devices for very different functions. Free choice of cables with regard to number of cores and cross section. Smallest bend radii of down to 5 x d possible with chainflex® cables. With a 36 months guarantee*. Easy to move due to maintenance-free xiros® polymer ball bearings in the guide carriage.


Quickly mounted as construction kit solution: The guidefast guide trough is attached to the side of the crane girder. In case of installation on crane girders one can omit the welding of brackets. Installation times are kept very short, as the guide trough only needs to be mounted in the previously fixed brackets and then fixed with the clamping blocks. The small amount of various components and the fixed trough width also contribute to a simple installation.

crane girder igus® energy chain system pre-installed on the crane girder

Whether single girder or double girder crane, roller or box girder section cranes, as well as overhead travelling, ceiling or boom cranes, igus® offers the ideal energy supply solution for all requirements with flexible chainflex® cables as an alternative to bus bars, festooning or motor drum. The space-saving igus® energy chain system made of high-performance plastics for the cross travel can be easily and safely mounted either directly on the crane girder or on top of it. The cable junction is eliminated by an igus® energy chain system. The entire girder length can be used for the travel of the trolley. The end of the girder is also the end of the energy chain system. The entire area of the hall is accessible to the crane. Cable festoons cannot get tangled, all cables are safely conducted with a defined bending radius in the energy chain.

Guidefast Guidefast e-chain system® mounted on the side of a crane gantry
Crane gantry e-chain system® mounted on the crane gantry
end of the crane gantry End of the e-chain system® at the end of the crane gantry

igus® offers the ideal energy supply solution even for the crane track. Advantages for long travel applications with igus® e-chains®. Rolling instead of gliding, igus® roller e-chains® significantly reduce the drive power for moving the energy chain. Travels up to 2,625 ft are possible. We will be happy to configure your application free of charge and work out the most cost effective igus® solution, taking into account technical requirements and operational reliability.

crane track e-chain system® for the crane track - mounted on the building wall
Gliding e-chain system Gliding e-chain system® in adverse conditions
trough for crane track Long travel with aluminum trough for crane track

Current news

Product modules for indoor cranes

e-chains®, cables and accessories

E4-1 overview

The E4.1 system combines all the benefits of its three predecessors in the E4 range.

E2/000 overview

Two-piece - The E2 standard

E4/4 - overview

System E4/4 cable carriers are ideal for long travels and side-mounted applications.

Overview rol e-chain®

Rolling instead of gliding: e-chain® for very long travels

Guide troughs

Guide troughs are used in long travels according to chain type from 5–12 m. They support the smooth low-friction operation of the igus® e-chain® and E-Tubes.

Strain reliefs

Strain relief systems - product overview

Guidefast guide troughs

Guidefast guide troughs

PPDS basic

Push/Pull force calculation as safety standard.

chainflex® cables - product overview

Inform, select and order online.

FTA Floating moving end

FTA Floating moving end compensate parallel errors

Innovative products

Horizontal Guidelok-System

“Guidelok” upper run guide for long travels, self-supporting in chip areas

Overview Micro flizz®

Safe guidance of energy, data and air

The standard for circular movements

The rotary module consists of two circular guide elements.

Basic Flizz® overview

Basic flizz® - Cost-effective and fully enclosed complete solution, e.g. waste water treatment plants.

igus® services

Installation service

Ensure a faultless installation, avoid downtimes and additional costs ...

readychains® - pre-assembled energy chain systems

Pre-assembled cable carrier systems

igus® Online tools

E-chain expert

QuickChain.100 - e-chain® expert


QuickChain.13 -
e-chains® selection for unsupported applications up to 43 ft

E-chain separation

QuickFill -
Shelving configurator
for energy chains

e-chain life canculation

QuickLife -
Service life calculation
for e-chains®


Application examples for indoor cranes

Indoor Cranes

igus® applications and references with Indoor Cranes.


Examples for the use of igus® e-chain systems® in cranes - worldwide


Examples for the use of igus® e-chain systems® in cranes - worldwide

Application examples indoor cranes PDF

Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Scott Parker

Product Manager e-chains®


Customer Service:

Monday to Friday from 8 am - 8 pm