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Change now: motion plastics® from igus® – simply last longer!

Corrosion-free, robust and reliable

igus® e-chains® are already in use today in tens of thousands of applications – They guide and protect cables and hoses on oil platforms, in steelworks and in other heavy machinery. They have a modular design and are therefore easy to install. They are media-friendly and suitable for large, heavy and stiff cables and hoses. Our e-chains® withstand hot chips with temperatures up to +850° C .
Many arguments speak for the use of energy chains of high-performance plastics for moving applications, particularly in the heavy-duty area.

Strong and flexible

Hot chips up to 850 °C

Fill weights up to 600 kg/m

90.000 types from stock

100% corrosion-free

Quick assembly

Easy filling

Low weight

Quiet operation

Low vibration


100% lubrication free

Circular movements possible

Cable drum without slip ring

80% reduction of process costs

Cables with 36 months guarantee

75% decrease in drive energy

Online calculation available

CAD download possible


Assembled on request

Worldwide service

Delivery service from 24h

Application examples for heavy duty

Bucket wheel excavator

Energy chain system e-loop is used in the bucket wheel excavator of Holcim for cement production.

Energy chain in open-air storage facility for alumina production

Design and installation of a roller energy chain for outdoor use on a bauxite stockpile - an environment with extremely harsh ambient conditions.

Casting implements for car rims

Automotive wheels are manufactured here using the gravity die casting process.





Heavy load transporter

Rugged energy chains are technically and economically the first choice in the construction of an extendable heavy load transporter.

Energy chain for stackers on 615m travel without failure for 10 years

A plastic energy chain travels 615m in length in the Czech lignite-fired power plant in Tušimice. It has been in operation for 10 years without any downtime.

Plastic energy chain on 550-metre travel in bulk handling

Under extreme conditions such as heavy dust and dirt, this low-maintenance plastic energy chain ensures safe operation.


アスファルト処理現場では高温・低温ビチューメン混合材を使用します。 Eチェーンは車両前部への電力供給を行い、常に激しい汚れにさらされています。

Thermal application

igus® roller chain in power plant application: Strong dust, application of the chains in trolley and crane, the crane drive arranged in the opposite direction.


高圧の油圧ホースと動力ケーブル 非常に厳しい気象条件下でも稼動し続けます。


イグスの樹脂製エナジーチェーンを備えたパイプ出荷現場 エナジーチェーンはチューブ出荷時の安定性と信頼性を保証します。



Composting plant

Heat, abrasive dirt, high atmospheric moisture: These are only some of the ambient conditions in a composting plant.




The plain bearings run without lubrication and without significant wear and tear
in the very harsh environmental conditions of construction machinery.



Roller energy chain on ship unloaders over 400m travel

On a 441.3 m travel, a roller energy chain reduces the drive power by 75%






屋外クレーンは過酷な気象条件に耐える必要があります。 屋内クレーンでさえも、常に変化する湿度と高温下で稼動します。

Deep drilling system TBA

Energy chains in automated deep drilling rig.

More examples for difficult and extreme applications

Norway. Standing application for Aker Kværner Maritime Hydraulics AS.
Assembled for the half-immersible platform West Edrill.

Germany. Dismantling of research reactor Karlsruhe. The dismantling of a nuclear power plant with a zigzag chain.

Czech Republic. Lhoist a.s. Modular steel design in lime works.

Czech Republic. Fully enclosed E-Chain System® right on the coal conveyor.

Czech Republic. Porici company CEZ a.s. Energy supply for coal carriage.

Czech Republic. Ventilating machine in the Bunker of a power plant.

Midland Bricks in Australia is the largest brick manufacturer worldwide! Three energy chains have been in operation round the clock since three years and still looks the same as it was on the first day.

Maanshan steel- and ironworks: High temperatures, large loads, heavy dust and high tempo.

voestalpine Stahl Donawitz: High dirt accumulation during scaling of the rails to be milled.

Slovakia, aluminum factory. Error-free operation since 9 years. Travel 62 m, Speed 0.3 m/s.

Czech Republic. Ventilating machine in lime works.

Germany. BASF in Ludwigshafen, premises for fertilizer, since 1998, e-chain®: 4040.32.250.0

Austria, Niklasdorf, ABV, district heating plant

RTG in India, travel: 22 m, e-chain®: 5050.30.550.0, customer: Kalmar, for ATM

Plaster dust

Quayside crane with igus® e-chain system®. Long travels up to 800 m are possible.

Norway: e-chain® with chainflex® in a truck wash. In contact daily with street dust and mud. chainflex® cables perform exceedingly well.

Shagang, steel- and ironworks in China. High temperatures, high speeds, heavy dust.

Czech Republic. CEZ a.s. Modular design for the energy supply of a coal excavator.

Long travel in a bulk goods storage

Crane builder Noell in Panama. Application: RTG; Travel: 19.5 m; up to 60 m/min.

Czech Republic. Shipyard Kresice-Loubi; Refueling point for cargo ships.

Compost mud

Meishan steel and ironworks, Nanjing in China. Crane, heavy dust, high speed.

Tested... tested ... tested

igus® experimental laboratory

igus® operates the largest test laboratory in its industry, with test setups for energy chains, highly flexible cables, plastic bearings as well as plain bearings, ball bearings and linear bearings, lead screw drives, bar stock, etc.

Everything from a single source

igus® Engineering Service

Reduce your costs for the realization of energy supply systems. We offer tailored solutions for challenging applications worldwide.

Lower process costs online

igus® online tools

Use one of our many online tools to configure your product as you need it. Reduce your process costs with online tools and many other useful online services.

Further interesting applications from extremely diverse areas can be found here.

"igus", "energy chain systems", "energy chain", "e-chain systems", "chainflex", "iglidur", "igubal", "drylin", "readychain", "triflex", "robolink", "easy chain", "motion plastics"は、igus GmbHの登録商標です。"dry-tech", "ジッパー", "isense", "smart cable chainflex", "e-skin" は、イグス株式会社の登録商標です。“xiros“, “e-loop“, “CFCLEAN“はイグス株式会社の商標です。

igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsubishi, NUM, Parker, Bosh Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mentioned on this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH.