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General overview of e-chain systems®

Small and medium-sized e-chains®

E2 micro

E2 micro – for confined installation spaces

One-piece – smallest sizes, 5 to 15mm inner height, small pitch, lightweight, smooth running.


E2 mini – small and medium sizes

Single and two-piece energy chains, 18 to 41mm inner heights. Optimised ratio of weight to strength, smooth running.


E2.1 – new generation

Openable from both sides, medium sizes, 26 to 48mm inner heights. More usable installation space, quieter, stronger and longer service life.


E2/000 – standard energy chains

Two-piece energy chains, medium sizes, 21 to 45mm inner heights. Openable from both sides, extremely rapid installation. Versatile and modular.

The standard construction kit for virtually all applications


E4.1 – huge modular system of standard energy chains

Virtually all applications are possible with this
e-chain®. Inner heights of 21 to 80mm. e-chains® and tubes openable from both sides. Rapid assembly and cable-friendly.


E4.1L – highly dynamic e-chain®

High strength and easy accessibility thanks to hinged crossbars. Inner heights from 38 to
48mm. Lower weight possible at higher dynamics.


E4/00 – huge, modular system

Inner heights of 21 to 204mm. e-chains® and tubes openable from both sides. Long travels and applications rotated by 90° are possible.


E4/light – lightweight, quiet, strong and cost-effective

Energy chains and tubes openable from both sides. Inner heights of 56 to 112mm. Lightweight and cost-effective.

Easy to fill e-chains®, single part and with a "zipper"

easy chain®

easy chain®: easy insertion of cables

Quickly fillable from along the inside or outside, cost-effective single part energy chains with shorter assembly time.


System E1 – energy chain on a band

Modular, single piece band for simple applications. Cost-effective solution for large volumes.


"Zipper" – an energy chain for quick assembly

Opening and closing of small and medium-sized e-chains® and tubes at lightning speed.


snapchain – cost-effective and easy-to-fill e-chain®

Quickly mount cable packages in bundles. Cost-effective alternative to complex cable trays.

e-tube for cable protection against swarf and dirt


E2 R100 – hinged lid

Easily hinged open on one side along the inner or outer radius, medium sizes. Diverse, modular interior separation.

E2 R

E2 R – very smooth running

Lid removable, medium sizes. Diverse, modular interior separation.


R2.1 - cost-effective swarf protection

Lids openable along the outer radius from both sides.


RX tubes – extremely swarf-resistant

New design: rounded shape, large filling space "RBR" version available with bend radius from both sides.

Quiet, low-abrasion, vibration-free e-chains®


T3 – highly flexible, low-vibration

Extremely quiet running up to 33 dB(A). Inner height 29mm. For highly dynamic applications; suitable for cleanrooms.


E3 – extremely quiet, most confined installation spaces

Up to 38 dB(A). Inner heights of 10 to 15mm. Low vibration, wear resistant, for highly dynamic applications. Cleanroom compatible.


E6.1 – new, quieter generation

All benefits of the E6 with lighter weight and even smoother running at maximum speeds.


E6 – extremely low-noise

Up to 46 dB(A). Low vibration, high speeds, wear-resistant. Cleanroom compatible. Openable from both sides, also as e-tube.

3D and circular movements, robot applications

triflex® r

triflex® R
robots 3D e-chain®

Three versions of energy chains: closed, easily fillable or as light version. The first choice for multi-axis industrial robots.

easy triflex®

easy triflex®
2D and 3D movements

Enclosed or easily fillable. Modular system for complex movement. Combination of single, two and three axis movements possible.


2D and 3D – enclosed

Enclosed or easily fillable. Modular system for complex movement. Combination of single, two and three axis movements possible.

TC new

twisterchain new
circular & spiral movements

New generation of energy chains for circular movements of up to 540° and more. Additional strength and higher fill weights possible.


circular and spiral movements

Energy chains for circular movements of up to 540°. Quick cable replacement. Modular design - variable widths.

twisterband HD

twisterband HD
highly stable rotary movements

twisterband HD: strong pin/hook connection for high load and long service life.


rotary movement up to 7,000°

twisterband: new sizes, turns of 7,000° and more possible. Compact, modular, cost-effective.

Corrugated hose and hose guide solutions

e-skin cleanroom energy chains

e-skin cleanroom energy chains

The igus® e-skin is an openable tube composed of two parts. Operating temperatures +10°C / +50°C.


e-rib: corrugated tube reinforcement

The reinforcement for existing corrugated tube systems.  Easily retrofittable, little installation space required and stability against unwanted sideways movement.

PMA cable protection hoses

PMA cable protection: diverse selection of tubes and systems

To protect flexible electric cables.

e-chain® designed according to hygienic design principles - FDA-compliant and with absolutely no friction - no material rubbing against material


TH3 system – FDA compliant and no material-on-material rubbing

Inner height 25,5mm. Low vibration and very lightweight. For highly dynamic applications; according to hygienic design principles.

Solutions for long travels and special solutions


rol e-chain® system

Long travels and extremely high traversing speed with cable loads of up to 50kg/m. As an energy chain with crossbars every link or as an enclosed


P4 system: profile rol e-chain®, energy efficient

Quiet, abrasion-resistant, maintenance-free energy chain. For long travels of 600m and longer, very high fill weights and speeds.


autoglide series: special solutions for long travels

Combination of autoglide and easy chain® energy chains, E2/000 system and E4.1. system.


E4/4HD – long travels or "side-mounted"

Energy chains and tubes openable from both sides. Inner heights of 32 to 80mm. Especially suitable for "side-mounted" and travel distances of over 200m.

guidelite plus

guidelite plus - trough system

Chemical-resistant and corrosion-resistant plastic guide trough system

Basic flizz®

Basic flizz®: protection against weather and dirt exposure

Cost-effective, enclosed solution for long travels, e.g. wastewater treatment plants.

micro flizz®

micro flizz® system: compact, quiet and cost-saving

Compact, cost-saving energy chain. Space-saving complete system for safe guidance of energy, data and air.

guidelok horizontal

guidelok horizontal: for long travels up to 50m, unsupported

Unhindered travel: no swarf can settle between the sliding surfaces of the upper and lower runs of the energy chain.

guidelok slimline: made completely of plastic

Secure vertical guiding of e-chains® for quick storage and retrieval units.


guidefast: quickly assembled as a modular solution

guidefast guide troughs are fastened from the side. Simple assembly by means of a small number of different components.


ESD: avoiding static buildup

Openable energy chains with mounting brackets and interior separation in electrically conductive ESD material available from stock.


e-spool®: multi-energy coil

The alternative to a cable reel – reduce cable wear and reliably guide different media.


magsnap: quick and simple installation

Magnetic magsnap crossbars – space-saving, guidance without trough.


liftband – for vertical applications

Alternative to zig-zag solution – lighter and less installation space.

Floating moving end

FTA floating moving end

Compensation of parallel errors in the case of long travels.  Small, lightweight and cost-effective.


PPDS: Push/Pull Force Detection System

Pull/push force calculation as safety standard.


Offshore energy chain: underwater solutions

Heavy duty energy supply to the seabed. Vertical hanging applications of up to
200 m in length.

RTG coupling

Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) - coupling

igus® e-rover coupling for harbour cranes. Rubber-tyred robot cranes are automatically coupled to an energy chain system.

Assembly tools

Assembly tool for "frequent users"

Simple opening and closing of chain links and big time savings in assembly.


AX e-chain® series: for fine dust applications

Exterior stop-dogs prevent the accumulation of dust. All existing widths can be combined.


"Classic" series and igus® special solutions

Older energy chains are also available on a permanent basis. For new designs, we recommend the corresponding new structurally identical e-chains®.


Guide trough systems for long travels

From the lightweight and universally deployable "Super Alu" guide trough through to the simple and cost-effective snap-in trough.

Rotary modules

Rotary modules – for circular movements

The igus® modular system for fast rotary applications. Integrated strain relief and cable guides within the guide trough.
Maximum angle of rotation 600°.

Strain relief elements

Strain relief elements

Strain relief clamps, tiewrap plates and modular plug-in strain relief elements.


chainflex® cables

Special cables for energy chains: smallest bend radii, different jacket materials, tested in e-chains® for up to 30 million cycles.

Energy chain catalogue

The energy chain catalogue can be downloaded online!
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Order energy chain sample

Order a free sample to get the best possible impression.

Energy chain configurators

Simply configure energy chains conveniently online or request an individual project from an expert.

Recycling programme

Ask igus to recycle your energy chains, irrespective of the manufacturer. How does it work?


I would be happy to answer your questions

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