Video of the Week – Quick assembly tools for E4 e-chains®

Energy chain specialist igus® offers a wide range of tested and proven assembly tools for convenient opening and closing of its e-chains® as well as the interior separators.

Designed for use with E4 e-chains®, the opener is available in four different sizes to accommodate upper and lower crossbars from the 450 and 650 ranges. The tool makes it extremely quick and easy to open crossbars – even in confined spaces – providing an effective solution for energy chain assembly and filling.

Made from a high-performance plastic material, the tool provides designers and engineers with a durable, reliable and cost-effective solution that helps cut assembly time significantly.

Christmas Newsletter

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten,
and children listen I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten,
and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

You’re dreaming of cost down products
While improving your machine
Well give us your idea
At the end of this year
Tell us; we are very keen
Your dream could be our new product
Tell us what you want us to make
(igus plastics work well, no mistake!)

We will then work on your design headache

Christmas greetings from igus®, see you in 2015


Your top 10 products in 2014 and your wishes for 2015
igus® presents its top 10 igus® products in 2014 at the year-end. The series is based on the click rate from the 47 countries around the world where the igus® newsletter is received. We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the lively dialogue, here and in daily contact – and of course for your trust and orders in our 50th igus® year.We have many motion plastics® ideas being realised for 2015, reducing costs and improving technology. With your further wishes, this will be a technically inspiring new year.>>> Your wish list for 2015

On behalf of all igus® employees, we wish you happy holidays, a happy new year and the best of luck in all your projects.

Warm regards

Frank Blase

“Call me or send me an email with your ideas for igus®, or if you have problems that we haven’t solved till now.”
Frank Blase
Managing Director, igus® GmbH
Tel.: 02203-9649-118

Your wish list for 2015

Christmas wish list

Christmas wish list
We are asking you this year, as we have for many years, about your wishes, suggestions and criticisms. This isn’t just about product requirements. Have we disappointed you, or not kept a promise, in 2014? Do you have suggestions for improvements to the catalogue, the website, service, etc.? Simply write your requests on the wish list – each wish will be personally answered.
>>> Go to the Christmas wish list

Your top 10 new products in 2014


1st place
Quiet, fast and low-abrasion – e-chain® for fast gantries, cranes, machine tools and chains up to 800 m.



2nd place
Connect without tools in seconds – plug-in, complete energy chain system®



3rd place
The first tribo-filament for 3D printing in the world – up to 50 times more abrasion-resistant than conventional 3D printing materials.



4th place
Automatic coupling of e-chainsystems® on cranes (RTGs)



5th place
Up to five times longer service life – high-helix thread , nut and lead screw using “dryspin® technology”


tribo tape

6th place
Highly wear-resistant tribo-tape made of iglidur® V400, temperatures up to 200 °C


E4.1 light

7th place
30% lighter* and highly dynamic – E4.1 light e-chain®



8th place
chainflex® M – up to 40% less expensive – complete range of control cables up to bus cables, with UL approval



9th place
drylin® SQE low-cost automation lifting and swivelling unit
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drylin® E

10th place
Linear technology complete solutions from stock – one- and two-axis systems, lubricant-free and low cost

Top 25

Moving on to your “Top 25” and all the new items** in 2014Discover here…

Where is igus® hiding?


Snowboard-like appliance
This device is moved like a snowboard, but uses two skis instead of a single board. It must be small and light enough, but must withstand cold and wet environmental conditions. iglidur® J bearings are used in control cables for axially controlled movements.

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General Information* in comparison to e-chain® series E4.1
** and product range extensions

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Video of the Week – CFV easy strain relief for cables

Secure cables in e-chains quickly and easily

Energy chain specialist igus has unveiled its latest accessory for e-chains and e-tubes, the CFV strain relief element.  This offers the chance to strain relieve cables outside of the chain cross section, even in enclosed energy tubes. The CVF ensures that cables within the moving e-chain do not move around when moving and with a stepped design to secure cables of different diameters, it ensures simple installation when strain relieving several cables.

Video of the Week - CFV easy strain relief for cablesThanks to its simple quick-clip base design, the CFV can easily be installed onto the “C” profiles of the e-chain mounting brackets, but can also be used on top-hat rails for static applications in control panels and cabinets. The CFV comes in three sizes for e-chains with inner heights of 31mm, 35-42mm or 56-80mm.

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Video of the Week – Easy assembly with readychain speed from igus

Fast assembly and quick connection for fully harnessed e-chains

Take a look at the readychain for yourself:

The new readychain speed from e-chain specialist igus, makes it faster and easier than ever to connect harnessed e-chains with a combined connector and mounting bracket. A secure connection is guaranteed thanks to the robust connectors alongside the latches on the side preventing any disconnection.

The readychain speed reduces the need for excess cable lengths and removes the danger posed by any lose cables. Thanks to all cables being installed into one system, they can be plugged-in simultaneously, resulting in faster installation and low downtime.

For more information on igus products and to request free product samples, please contact igus on 01604 677240. For regular updates, follow us on, watch our videos at, connect with us at or visit our blog on