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plane-chain – fail-safe compact solution for gantry applications and machine tools

For maximum fail-safety in applications with high speeds and cycle rates, such as gantries. In the new kind of trough system, e-chains are guided safely in a side-mounted position. The special trough contours guide the chains safely in a deepened channel. The use of stainless-steel troughs with a low friction factor and a plastic layer of insulation fitted on the outside lead to a long service life and low-noise operation. The complete system can be enclosed securely with a cover. The design also ensures a low installation height for space-saving use on gantries.
In addition to the application potential of the plane-chain for automation, the new concept in enclosed form is also suitable for the energy supply on cranes. Here, cables and e-chains within the corrosion-free troughs are protected from severe damage caused by wind and weather.

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Your benefits at a glance

  • Very compact structure
  • Fail-safe and maintenance-free
  • Fully protected by enclosure
  • For high speeds
  • Optional insulation for additional noise reduction

Typical application areas: gantries, machine tools, cranes

Compact design

plane-chain compact design

All e-chains® from the E6 modular system can be used
30 - 600mm height
180 - 1,200mm width

High speeds

Plane-chain speeds

Travel speed of up to 8m/s possible

Long travels

plane-chain long travels

plane-chain for long travels up to 50m

Quiet operation

plane-chain quiet operation

Noise-optimised, very quiet operation and low vibration

Further information

plane-chain brochure

Energy chain system plane-chain

Automation for long distances ... compact and reliable

The terms "igus", "Apiro", "CFRIP", "chainflex", "conprotect", "CTD", "drygear", "drylin", "dryspin", "dry-tech", "easy chain", "e-chain", "e-chain systems", "e-loop", "e-ketten", "e-kettensysteme", "e-spool", "e-skin", "flizz", "ibow", "igear", "iglidur", "igubal", "kineKIT", "manus", "motion plastics", "pikchain", "plastics for longer life", "print2mold", "readycable", "readychain", "ReBeL", "robolink", "speedigus", "tribofilament", "triflex", "xirodur" and "xiros" are legally protected trademarks of the igus® GmbH/Cologne in the Federal Republic of Germany, and, where applicable, in some foreign countries. igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsubishi, NUM, Parker, Bosh Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mentioned on this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH.