E2 micro from igus: supplying energy made easy

Based on its micro chain series E2.10 and E2.15, the energy supply system specialist, igus, demonstrates how to intelligently guide energy today: rugged, variable, and simple. The E2 micro chain is now available in six new inner widths, including various bending radii. A free chain opener is included with all micro chains. These allow assembly times to be drastically reduced, resulting in cost reductions.

While the micro chain series E2.10 and E2.15 are small and light with inner heights of 10 and 15 mm, they are nevertheless extremely rugged. By employing a dual stop dog system, the available additional load on Series E2.15 was increased by 100% compared to equivalent predecessor models, and unsupported lengths were increased by 25 percent to 1.25 m.

Tenfold faster opening of micro-chains

The E2 family is available in three versions: one-piece with enclosed chain links, and two-piece, with crossbars that can snap open to the outside or inside. The snap-open crossbars allow chains to be quickly and conveniently filled. In addition to the well conceived design, igus has developed a tool for even faster and more convenient assembly: the handy plastic chain opener is equipped with side tabs that release and fully pivot open all cross bars within seconds. This reduces assembly time tenfold. The igus opening tool is included with every customer order.

180 versions due to intelligent construction kit system

Until now, the three versions of the E2 micro were available in only one inner width of 20 mm; six more inner widths (10, 13, 16, 30, 40 and 50 mm) as well as various bending radii have now been added. Using this approach, the igus specific construction kit principle facilitates approximately 180 combinations for confined installation spaces – and therefore provides an appropriate solution for any requirement. Ranging from horizontal, vertically hanging, upright, circular, or side installations – the E2 micro can be mounted on the chain and on the machine in any direction using a variety of mounting brackets. An optional "quick flange" can also be used to secure the chain on the front face.

Online configurator simplifies the procurement process

In addition to straightforward handling, igus pursues the objective on behalf of users to simplify the correct selection and procurement of components as much as possible. The online configurator addresses this purpose: any energy supply system can be configured online by entering parameters ranging from the maximum chain load to accessories. Those who also decide to enter the filling can obtain everything from a single source – 1,030 cable types have been developed specifically for use in energy chains and are available from stock.

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About igus:

igus is a globally leading manufacturer in the field of energy chain systems and polymer plain bearings. The Cologne-based family business has offices in 33 countries and employs around 2,200 people around the world. In 2012, igus generated a turnover of 399 million euros. igus operates the largest test laboratories and factories in its sector to offer customers quick turnaround times on innovative products and solutions tailored to their needs. igus India is the wholly owned subsidiary of igus and is operational in India since 2001. Over the last decade it has grown and has been an active and integral part of Indian Industry offering wide range of solutions through its wide network of Support offices across India and team of dedicated and well trained Engineers. The success of igus India is a direct reflection of igus Global philosophy of the "Cheapest Solution that Works is the Best Solution"


Shery George

Marketing & Communications

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