igus Introduces E-Z Chain for Fast, Simple Cable Installation
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. July 2005 Igus® Inc., the leading developer of Energy Chain® cable carriers, delivers E-Z Chain designed with a split crossbar along the outer radius or the inner radius for the fastest possible installation or removal of cables and hoseswithout any tools. Press the conduit into the carrier to install and pull straight up to remove. E-Z Chains also allow for applications requiring some misalignment between moving and fixed ends, making lateral flexibility at the moving end possible.The E-Z Chain split crossbars are flexible, but retain their shape and strength to provide secure protection in conjunction with maintenance-free accessibility. This is achieved through a unique crossbar design, which consists of two, memory-retaining, engineered plastic pieces.The E-Z Chain style of cable carrier is available in a wide range of sizes, including the System E04 with an inner height and width of only one-fifth of an inch. This tiny carrier is ideal for applications such as measuring apparatus, medical engineering, electronic equipment, assembly robots and miniature power supplies to any machinery. On the other end of the spectrum, a large E-Z Chain, the System E300, has an inner with ranging from 1.89 to 2.95 inches. This Energy Chain is ideal for light duty applications such as medical devices, plotters, test fixtures and any application requiring frequent access to cables.Even a Triflex® version of the E-Z carrier is available. E-Z Triflex carriers are ideal for robotic applications and other space-restricted, multi-axis applications where maximum freedom of movement and minimum assembly time are critical. The Triflex line of carriers is designed for three-axis movement.About igusIgus Inc., founded in 1985 and based in East Providence, R.I., develops and manufactures industry-leading plastic cable carriers, continuous-flex cables, plastic bearings and linear guide systems. With more than 28,000 products available from stock, the company meets the motion control and machinery component needs of customers worldwide. Product lines include Energy Chain Systems® to protect and house moving cables, Chainflex® continuous-flex cables, iglide® self-lubricating, oil-free, plastic bearings, DryLin® linear guide systems and igubal® spherical bearings. For more information, contact igus at (800) 521-2747 or visit www.igus.com.
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