igus® has developed a new innovative separator system for the E4.1L. This means that it is now very easy to insert shelves on several levels for interior separation according as needed. Visitors to HMI were able to try out for themselves how quickly and easily the new E4.1L can be filled. The new separator system has of course been tested in the igus® laboratory:
In a comparison test in the industry's largest laboratory in Cologne, which is owned by the company, igus® compared its E4.48L plastic e-chain® with a competitor's product. The two chains were evaluated with regard to load-bearing capacity in the case of unsupported lengths as well as in a breakage test and in respect of their behaviour when subjected to tensile forces:
|Inner/outer height||48 mm/64 mm||40 mm/62 mm|
|Inner/outer width||105 mm/125 mm||67 mm/76 mm|
|Pitch||67 mm||76 mm|
|Weight per metre||1.73 kg||2,08 kg|
Test set-up: the two chains are suspended unsupported over a distance of 1.8 m with an additional weight of 5 kg/m.
Result: in relation to the neutral line, the competitor's chain sagged 6 mm deeper than the E4.48L.
Test set-up: the two chains are clamped in a rig in the test laboratory and tension is applied to both ends at the same time.
Result: the E4.48L withstands 86% more tensile force.
Test set-up: in the breakage test, the unsupported chain is subjected to a load from above. The additional load is increased until the chain breaks
Result: the E4.48L withstands 45% more additional load than the competitor's chain.
|Unsupported length||6 mm more sag|
|Tensile strength||100 %||54 %|
|Breaking strength||100 %||69 %|