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e-chain® cable carriers for long travels & heavy loads

Rolling instead of gliding

Travelling 800m or more is no problem for this group of e-chains®. As a rol e-chain® that reduces the amount of drive power and designed for really long distances or as a heavy duty version for applications where things get exceedingly rough. The P4/P4.1 system is additionally characterized by its very smooth running.



A series for virtually every application

  • Inner height: 30 to 800mm
  • Crossbars removable along the inner and outer radius
  • For especially demanding applications
  • Undercut design for the best possible lateral stability
  • High push force on long travels and for large unsupported lengths
  • Noise-reducing "brakes" and optional noise dampers
  • Outer and inner side links for quick assembly
  • With or without pretension



High fill weight with long travels

  • Inner height: 56 to 80mm
  • Crossbars every link: crossbars removable along the inner and outer radius
  • High stability
  • For especially demanding applications
  • Ideal for heavy duty applications

Optimize your e-chain® service life

Engineering services

Proper installation is essential for the life of your cable carrier, and igus® has a team of dedicated engineers ready to assist you every step of the way. Whether a site inspection, an installation, or complete modernization, our installation and inspection services will ensure the longest possible service life for your e-chain® system.

Learn more about our installation services



Friction kept to a minimum, twice the service life

  • Inner height: 32 to 80mm
  • Crossbars every link: crossbars removable along the inner and outer radius
  • Longer service life due to maintenance-free tribo-polymer plain bearings in conjunction with the chain links
  • Long travels of up to 800m and more
  • High fill weight of up to 30kg/m
  • Speeds of up to >5m/s
  • Smart wear monitoring possible



Profile rol e-chain® – reduce energy consumption by up to 57%

  • Inner height: 32 to 80mm
  • Crossbars every link: crossbars removable along the inner and outer radius
  • Long travels of up to 800m and more
  • High fill weight of up to 30kg/m
  • High speeds of up to >10m/s
  • iF Product Design Award 2007

rol e-chain®

rol e-chain®

Rolling instead of gliding

  • Inner height: 32 to 80mm
  • Available in two versions:
    • Crossbars every link
    • Fully enclosed design
  • For especially demanding applications
  • 75% less drive power, rolling
  • Speeds up to 6m/s possible
  • Uniform roller resistance in dirty environments



Self-guiding e-chains® without guide troughs

  • Available in four versions:
    • For the E4.1 system
    • For the E2/000 system
    • Quick filling – simply press cables in
    • Special guiding elements
  • Safe, quiet, abrasion-resistant and energy efficient
  • With travels of up to 80m and speeds of up to 2.5m/s

Guidelok horizontal systems


Upper run guide for long, self-supporting horizontal travels in chip areas

  • Open guide trough design means chips do not get stuck between upper and lower runs, but fall through
  • Modular system with few parts
  • Enormous increase in the length of self-supporting travel possible
  • Lower push-/pull forces (smaller energy chains that are self supporting and use rollers result in greater energy efficiency)
  • Lower cost than most steel chains

Guidelok slimline vertical systems

guidelok slimline

Plastic guide troughs for vertical applications are less expensive, lighter and easier to install.

  • Significant savings in costs and weight when compared with a complete housing
  • Now for especially narrow aisles as well
  • This also means low transport costs
  • Fast, safe and easy assembly with clip-on guide rails
  • Reduced noise
  • Easy access for servicing
  • Energy, data and media are guided in one system safely and without interruption



For long travel applications utilizing magnetic opening crossbars to hold the e-chain® in the specified direction and "fix" it to a metal surface of your system.

  • Holds the e-chain® securely in position for vertical, horizontal or even circular applications
  • Fast and easy assembly
  • Equipped with damping elements to reduce noise
  • Easy to retrofit

FTA Floating moving end

FTA floating moving end

Moving arms with strong lateral offset the floating moving end, provides a force-free run of the energy chain in the guide trough.

  • Small, light and low priced
  • Compatible with PPDS basic analysis units
  • The basic ”floating moving end“ can be used with the following chain series: 2500, 2700, 3500, E4-28, E4-32 and E4-42

Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Scott Parker

Product Manager e-chains®


Customer Service:

Monday to Friday from 8 am - 5 pm