Design Engineering

Mini Energy Chain

By DE staff   

Automation 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.


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