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Energy chains and energy chain systems directly from the manufacturer

Energy chains online shop


I am familiar with the energy chains from igus and know the dimensions and kinds of movement of my energy supply system.

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I am unsure what energy chain I should choose for my application and need more information.

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Savings potential

I know the ambient variables of my application and, working in comfort online, I would like to configure my energy chain or consult an expert about an individual project.

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Begin to improve the technology used for your machines with energy chain systems from igus and simultaneously lower the costs for your company.

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Frequently asked questions

What are energy chains?

Energy chains (also called energy supply chains, e-chains) are mechanical machine elements. They are used to guide and protect energy, data and signals that have to withstand the most diverse environmental influences. The decisive fact about cable guides is the symbiosis of the components moving against each other. They include cables, hoses, interior separation elements, strain relief devices and guide troughs.
The materials used have to be optimally matched to each other so that maximum operating times and a long service life are achieved. Thanks to energy chains, downtime is avoided wherever energy in the form of electricity, gas, air or fluids is supplied to moving loads.

Small energy chains

Small energy chains

Inner heights: 5 – 32mm

Medium-sized energy chains

Medium-sized energy chains

Inner heights: 21 – 48mm

Large energy chains

Large energy chains

Inner heights: 21 – 350mm

For robots

Energy chains for robots

Inner diameter: 12 – 46.8mm

Protection against dust and swarf

Energy chains for protection against dirt and swarf

Inner heights: 21 – 75mm

All energy chains & accessories

Overview of all energy chains

Further families of energy chains

e-chain news

Tech up, Cost down. It's our job.

What are the advantages of our energy chains?

  • Cable-friendly due to smooth contours
  • Many options in terms of movement and length
  • Low weight, modular, strong, quiet, easy to open
  • Energy, data, FOCs, oil and air guided in one system
  • Configure online
  • Predictable service life
  • Little easy-to-perform maintenance, easy to install
  • Large catalogue of standard items

Why energy chains from igus?

Order energy chain sample

Are you interested in our energy chain but would like to see it yourself first before making a final decision?
Then you are welcome to order a free sample from us.

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3D CAD portal

Design energy chains in the 3D CAD portal

Design energy chains faster. CAD models for a wide variety of systems. Energy chain design made easy.

Our e-chain is already being used reliably in many hundreds of thousands of applications worldwide - from automatic beverage machines and CNC machines to steelworks. Unsupported lengths can be bridged without problems and long travels are conceivable for the most varied of industries. It has a modular design and is therefore easy to assemble. Completely media-friendly and designed for very small bend radii, igus chains are suitable for small installation spaces as well as for large, heavy and rigid cables or hoses.

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Assembled to your exact requirements

Our ready-to-connect harnessed energy chains reduce the number of purchasing options, parts list items, number of contact persons and the amount of installation effort to the absolute minimum. This avoids unnecessary storage space and waste of resources. They create optimal interfaces and increase your competitive advantage. They optimise your supply chain for energy chains, cables, connectors, hoses, hydraulics, pneumatics, steel parts, sensors, PLC, bearings, linear guides and other machine components.

Plug 'n' Play energy supply assemblies

  • Minimal amount of logistics work
  • One system, one part number
  • 95% less harnessing time
  • Reduce assembly time
  • Less machine downtime
  • On-site installation - international service with 35 subsidiaries
  • Custom-made systems possible

Harnessed energy chain systems

Selected application examples

Our energy chains can be adapted to individual requirements and can therefore be used for a large number of different applications.

Further information on energy chains

Energy chain catalogue

The e-chain catalogue for direct downloading online!


Every year, 3,000 e-chain tests are performed in order to ensure that they can withstand the hardest of conditions.  

Recycling programme

Ask igus to recycle your energy chains, irrespective of the manufacturer. How does it work?

Online energy chain seminar

Take part in our online energy chain seminars in order to profit from the knowledge and experience of our experts.  Interactive✓ Informative✓ Free of charge✓

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