e-chain systems® are referred to as the lifeline of modern machinery. These durable cable carriers ensure a safe supply of energy and data while under constant motion. They can be made with different materials, such as steel or plastic, but metal carriers may require regular maintenance, which, depending on the location and application, can be time consuming, costly and dangerous. Additionally, growing concern over the weight of machine components has sparked an increase in the use of lighter-weight plastic cable carriers. igus® also offers a 36 month guarantee in regards to the service life of all e-chain® cable carriers. They can do so because of the rigorous tests performed in their 41,000 square foot test laboratory at the company headquarters in Cologne, Germany.