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Article | October 31, 2004
Igus Inc: Zipper chains
igus® offers its “zipper” Energy Chain Systems®, designed to facilitate fast and easy access to cables and hoses. Unlike typical energy chains, which are built with side links and crossbars, “zipper” chains are built with interconnected lids that can be pulled back like a zipper.
Each lid pulls on its predecessor removing the top section of the Energy Chain in one uniform piece and allowing them to be opened and closed quickly. Suitable for a variety of applications chains are said to provide low noise high acceleration and travel speed low cost high stability long service life and an aesthetic design. Sizes range from inner height of 0.35”-1.26” and inner width of 0.24”-3.94”.
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