The newly developed e-chain E4Q is lightweight and supports long travels
Igus has showcased the E4Q, a lightweight e-chain for unsupported lengths and long travels at Hannover Messe. The new energy chain from Igus carries chain links that carry a contoured design and an all-new crossbar concept with locking straps that reduces the overall weight. The design allows freedom for series opening and closure without extra tools.
E4Q e-chain design reduces the possibility of extra fill weight carried forward by high unsupported lengths and long travels. The chain features a high degree of modularity and extended service life along with higher strength. E4Q also carries crossbars for more freedom during operations. Easy opening and closing of the chain despite being in a guide trough, speeds up filling of the e-chain by up to 40 % and also offers higher pull-out forces in locked-state.
Igus has also developed an integrated optional system in the inner horizontal stop-dog in E4Q for additional noise reduction. The system gets two connected balls that reduce the impact during the radius and extension stops.