Quieter, stronger and faster to fill: New igus e-chain standard for small and medium sizes
28 May 2019
The new E2.1 range has now become the igus standard for small to medium sizes. Previously only available for special applications, this energy chain offers a long service life, quiet operation and easy filling.
The E2.1 is suitable for use in general engineering, woodworking and metalworking industries, and in machine tool construction.
The two-piece design offers fast filling, opening from the side or top along the inner or outer radius using a chain opener or screwdriver. In practice, a 1 metre length can be opened in just 2 seconds. Inner heights of 10, 15, 26, 38 and 48mm are available as standard.
A special design feature of the E2.1 is the lens-shaped brake at the stop-dog of the chain links. This ensures quiet chain travel with low vibration and noise. Compared to the earlier generation E2/000 series, noise is reduced by up to 10 dB, and up to 15 dB quieter to comparable chains.
In addition, the e-chain offers more space with the same outer height compared to the E2/000. To match the design of the interior of the chain, igus offers a complete interior separation range consisting of lean separators with rounded edges to ensure long service life of hoses and cables. The assembly of the interior separation with lean separators is up to 50% faster than previous solutions, therefore ensuring even faster harnessing. For side-mounted applications there are notch separators that ensure a secure fit.
With matching chainflex cables and connectors, the E2.1 is available as a complete, ready-to-connect readychain for machine builders worldwide. A QR code, which is integrated directly into the e-chain, provides operators and maintenance engineers quick access to online information about the chain, including assembly instructions, or how to identify and order spare parts.
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