Mini Energy Chain
By DE staffAutomation Motion Control Machine Building
igus readychain micro-speed enables fast connection of e-chain systems in tight installation spaces.
igus introduced the readychain micro-speed – a plug-in energy chain system that connects harnessed e-chain systems without the use of tools. With a width and inner height of 20 millimeters, the system is suited to applications where space is at a premium, such as door interlocks in machine tools. The connectors are integrated with the energy chain, and the cable is already connected on both sides. The chain’s counterpart, an add-on housing with bushing, can be flanged to the machine housing. If a change is required, the e-chain can be replaced as quickly as a laptop power cord, the company says.