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Assemble Cable Carriers in Minutes

POSTED 02/09/2009

igus Inc. has announced the launch of a new E-Chain Configurator program, which enables users to quickly custom build a cable carrier with cables and internal separators online. The user can then generate CAD files and a parts list, or submit a quote request directly to igus.

The program is designed to fill the company’s E-Chain cable carriers, which were developed to guide and protect moving cables on automated machinery. Interior separators, shelves, cables and hoses can be virtually installed in a few clicks. A complete Energy Chain System can be configured in just minutes.

Simply choose the type, inner width, bending radius and length of cable carrier you require. On the second screen, you can drag and drop side plates, separators and spacers into the interactive chain link. The bending radius, length and quantity of cables and hoses can also be entered, before being pulled into the cross section with your cursor.

The cable carrier configurator is designed to be as simple as possible. An integrated control device does not allow component parts to be dragged into the chain link anywhere they will not work. This avoids the potential for error. The igus technical team is also always on hand to work on later optimizations to the generated configuration, if required.

The E-Chain Configurator is available online at www.igus.com/configurator.asp. For additional technical advice or assistance with your E-Chain application, call 1-800-521-2747.