1. Optimised opening system for fast opening of the crossbars, either from the left or right 2. Lateral gliding surface for operation "on the side" 3. Semi-closed e-tube Series 3450 4. Proven and-tested mounting bracket 5. Series 3400 and 3450 openable along the inner radius 6. Strain relief can be integrated in the mounting bracket 7. Double stop-dog system for large unsupported length 8. High holding force of the brackets 9. Enclosed e-tube Series 3480 10. Diverse modular interior separations 11. Easy assembly due to optimised pins 12. Also available as ESD version 13. Strain relief tooth - separator with integrated strain relief
Please note: Before using this series on long travels, please consult igus®. We recommend an e-chain® that is openable in the outer radius for long travels. Example: Series 3500
* The required clearance height is HF = H + 40 mm (at 2.5 kg/m fill weight), which should be observed in all types of applications. Please contact us if you have particularly confined space requirements.
** The calculated length corresponds to the chain length without mounting brackets.
A=moving end, B=fixed endPitch: 67 mmChain links per m: 15Travel: SChain length = S/2 + K
The unsupported length depends on fill weightX axis: unsupported length in m FLB/FLGY axis: fill weight in kg/mLower scale: travel S in mFLB = unsupported with permissible sagFLG = unsupported with straight upper run Reference example A: fill weight = 2 [kg/m] unsupported length FLB = 2.5 m travel = 5.0 m
From 10 m to max. 150 mChain length = S/2+K2Long travel - gliding (up to max. 150 m) Here the e-chain® is used with the upper run gliding on the lower run. We recommend letting our engineers support you when planning this type of system. In case of travel lengths between 6.0m and 10m, we recommend a larger unsupported e-chain®. A1 = moving endA2 = fixed end A3 = Guide trough with glide bar A4 = Guide trough without glide bar A5 = Total length of the guide trough
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Designing with igus®
3 types, 10 widths and 7 bend radii
3 interior separation options
Different strain relief options are possible
Serie 3400 with extender crossbars 3400 e-chain® with extender crossbars
Practical tool for opening and closing of e-chains® of series E2/000
Design specificationFurther information on "unsupported application"
Design specificationFurther information on "gliding application"
Other installation types
Option 1: standard
Option 2: Optional full-width shelves
Option 3: Optional shelves
Option 1: Standard As a standard feature, igus® separators should be fitted every 2nd chain link! 45.1 standard – for all uses Separator, wide base for maximum holding strength and stability in e-chains® 45.2 Faster installation of cables Secure seating on one side with wide base, opposite side narrow for easy installation of cables. 45.3 For many thin cables Separator with narrow base for many thin cables fitted side by side. Space-saving, secure state – for e-chains®. 45.4 For e.g. side-mounted applications Asymmetrical separator, results in defined clearance and spacers can be dispensed with. 45.5 Locks in securely in preset increments The notch separator for the integrated latching can be positioned exactly. Recommended for side-mounted applications. 45.12 Lean separators The new design of the igus® lean separators allows extremely fast fitting of shelves in several layers, which significantly reduces harnessing time. Enables extremely fast replacement of individual cables in very full e-chains®. Horizontal interior separation Locks securely into the separator at both ends, allowing a fixed width. Can be used as a full-width shelf for integrated interior separation or as a shelf for modular shelving at three levels.
Option 2: Optional full-width shelf As standard, igus® separators should be fitted every 2nd chain link! Slotted separator 302 Vertical separation in e-chains®. The slot allows basic vertical/horizontal shelving arrangements. Separator 301 For easy vertical separation in e-chains®. Separator with wide base* 302.24 If you want wider spacing between the separators or if they are to be fixed in position, e.g. in 90° applications. (*For side-mounted applications) Spacer* 305.XX Spacers can be used to fix separators in position (can only be fitted along inner radius on the fixed opening crossbar). XX = width of spacer, choice of 8, 12mm. (*For side-mounted applications) Full-width shelf 320.X Recommended if many small cables with similar or same diameters are used. For full-width separation. Full-width shelves can be arranged in steps of 12mm on 3 levels.
Option 3: Optional shelves As a standard feature, igus® separators should be fitted every 2nd chain link! Middle plate 304 for modular shelving with shelves 2200.X in height increments of 5 mm on 7 levels. Height slot separator, open 307 Quick installation - can be retrofitted in existing separation system without dismantling. Side plate 303 like middle plate. Allows modular shelving right up to the side links. Shelf 2200.X In the case of cables with different diameters, shelves can be used at different heights. You can arrange in steps of 5mm on 7 levels. #ERR No Translation - Text ID 5524#
Plastic - pivoting
Plastic - locking
Steel - pivoting
KMA - pivoting
KMA - locking
"Super-aluminium", "Basic" guide trough
"Super-Alu" guide trough, "Heavy Duty"
Steel guide troughs
1. Trough side part, aluminium, 2m
2. Glide bar, plastic, 2m
3. Plastic glide strips*, side, 2m
4. Clamping shoe, aluminium
5. C-profile, galvanised steel
6. Screw M6 x 16
7. Sliding nut M6
8. "Basic" connector, plastic
10. Silencer profile, rubber
*without glide strips upon request
"Super-aluminium" trough - the igus® standard for guide troughs
The "Super-aluminium" trough is a modular system of guide troughs for long travels (where e-chains® glide on each other). The basic "Super-aluminium" trough is available in simple, cost-effective "basic designs" and can be expanded for sophisticated plant construction. This universal usability makes it the recommended igus® standard for guide troughs.
1. Interface connector
2. Plastic glide bar
3. Clamping shoe
4. Glide strips
7. Sliding nut M8
9. Heavy-duty bracket option
11. Screw M8 x 25
1. Aluminium profiles
3. Heavy-duty bracket option
6. Silencer profiles
1. Guide trough (blue)2. Glide bar (black)3. Installation set (red)4. Individual attachment without C-profile5. Profile rail length
+ Easy assembly using installation sets+ two-part model – adjustable from chain width+ Very strong+ Cost-effective+ Large selection
Guide trough without glide bars, Part No. 93.30, guide trough with glide bars Part No. 93.31
Installation sets, Part No. 93.50. XX
Support tray - Type 02
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