New Modular Chain Strip from Igus

Clever chain strip for vertical applications with long travel within a compact space

Online PR News – 06-August-2013 – Bangalore, Karnataka – At the Hanover Fair, igus presented a newly developed modular chain strip. The "liftband" is suitable for long vertical travel paths where only a low basic height of the energy chain system is permissible.

Like a paper streamer, the strip can be pulled a long way up from an almost completely flat initial position – where space is limited the strip can also be arranged in several following layers. It is made up of only a few parts which nevertheless allow a wide range of configurations. Its basic shape can be round, rectangular or square. This means that adaptation to customer requirements and space conditions can be done "tailor-made" in almost all cases.

The modular system comprises of three basic elements: straight and curved strip pieces as well as clip-on cable clamps. The connected strip segments determine the basic shape, the cable clamps connect the segments and route the cables at the same time. So far, the frame options "Easy" (for the simple clipping in of the cables), "Snap Open" (frame with hinge) and a height-adjustable lockable frame (adaptation of the inner height to quantity or diameter of the cables) are available. Since the chain links do not rub against one another, the system has an extremely low level of wear and is very quiet. Taken together, the properties of the "liftband" make it a favourably priced alternatives for a whole series of applications including zigzag applications used in platform technology, for example. The "liftband" will initially be available with a width of 50 mm.

About igus India:
igus® operations in India started in the year 1998 with head quarters in Bangalore. igus offers widest range of products that includes polymer bearings, igubal® Pillow Block Bearings, Journal Bearings, DryLin® linear bearings & guide systems enable them to serve the whole industrial establishments in India from a small work shop to huge industrial establishments.