By DE StaffFluid Power Machine Building
igus E2 chain securely guides hydraulic hoses in small spaces.
igus introduced its E2 hydraulic chain that guides two hydraulic hoses in addition to power and control cables to prevent torsion and bending of the hoses through a predefined minimum bend radius. For the E2/000 series, a one-piece, solid extender crossbar design and the heavy-duty pin/bore connection ensure high strength, even for large unsupported lengths. The hydraulic chain has an external width of just 41.2mm and an external height of 57.5mm. The predefined minimum bend radius is 75 mm. The total required installation height for the chain is only 255mm. Thus, the E2 hydraulic chain can be integrated into almost any application, such as close to the base or on the side wall of support legs, a concrete pump or a mobile crane.