Mounting brackets must be attached so that an Energy Chain® cable carrier does not bow out. The igus® program offers locking or one-sided, locking mounting brackets for almost all types of Energy Chains®. Locking KMA mounting brackets are highly recommended because they can be attached flush to a machine.
Cables and hoses must be laid in the Energy Chain® cable carrier so that they can bend freely. For precise guidance of the cables and hoses, we strongly recommend igus® interior spacer modules. Cables must be strain relieved at both ends.
Options for a standing application with support of the first Energy Chain® links: on the right, with U-shaped guidance - on the left, with the support of the first chain links
If lateral acceleration occurs, the Energy Chain® should be supported along the outer radius. For higher Energy Chain® heights, it is generally recommended that at least the first three links on the outer radius be supported. For maximum heights and weights, the whole distance must often be supported. Due to the wide variety of combinations involving weights, stroke heights, Energy Chain® cable carrier types and bending radii, we strongly recommend you make use of our consulting services.
Combined vertical and horizontal movements are possible with igus® Energy Chain® cable carriers for a cost-saving solution.
Combined horizontal and vertical movements
Standing application with support of the first Energy Chain® links - R68 E-Tube
|Max. stroke height - without support||≈ 13 ft|
|Max. stroke height - with support of the first |
Energy Chain® links
|≈ 20 ft|
|Max. stroke height - with full support||≈ 66 ft|
|v max (dependent upon stroke height and weight)||66 ft/s|
|a max (dependent upon stroke height and weight)||164 ft/s2|
Locking KMA mounting brackets Series 4040 E4/4
U-shaped supported E-Tube for high lateral acceleration
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