igus recently developed the E4Q energy chain series to tackle the extreme stress on energy chains. The stress is created by the high unsupported lengths and long travels with large fill weights. Based on the E4.1 energy chain standard, the new range brings a long service life and a high degree of modularity. The key feature is that the crossbars can be opened and closed without any tools at all. This saves the user 40% assembly time. In order to optimise the weight of the energy chain, shapes inspired by nature are used. Material has been saved wherever it can be without any loss of strength. E4Q is very quiet in operation due to its design. Optional damping elements ensure even quieter operation. In the video, Andreas Hermey, Head of Development, igus; Jörg Ottersbach, Business Unit Head, igus and Lukas Czaja , Machine Tool Specialist, igus describe the exciting story of the E4Q's development, demonstrate its special features and show how easy it is to fill the E4Q, with the revolutionary new method of assembling and installing energy chains.
Watch the YouTube video on www.igus.eu/e4q-video