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igus® Ireland

51A Caswell Road


Northampton NN4 7PW

+44 1604 677240
igus® Ltd.

Caswell Road

Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

Your manufacturer for ready-to-install readychain® energy supply systems

Reasons for a harnessed energy chain

For the production of machines and equipment, there are many reasons in favour of pre-harnessed energy supply systems:
  • Harnessing time is reduced by up to 95%
  • Reduction in manufacturing costs
  • Minimal amount of logistics work – no storage space necessary
  • Procurement optimisation - one system, one part number
  • Reduce assembly time – less machine downtime
  • On-site installation - international service with 35 subsidiaries
  • Special designs are possible – igus® is developing further components
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readychain® complete systems in use - our highlights

More application examples

readychain basic


Consists of an energy chain equipped with electric cables, pneumatic and hydraulic systems without plug connections.
 Your benefits at a glanceBASIC
 Assembly time reduction■■□□□
 Reduction of logistics effort■■■□□
 Procurement optimisation ■■■□□
readychain standard


Consists of an energy chain equipped with electric cables, pneumatic, hydraulic and sensor systems including plug connections.
 Your benefits at a glanceSTANDARD
 Assembly time reduction■■■□□
 Reduction of logistics effort■■■■□
 Procurement optimisation ■■■■■
readychain standard plus

Standard plus

Consists of an energy chain equipped with electric cables, pneumatic, hydraulic and sensor systems including plug connections as well as mounting plates for fixation.
 Your benefits at a glanceSTANDARD PLUS
 Assembly time reduction■■■■□
 Reduction of logistics effort■■■■■
 Procurement optimisation ■■■■■


Consists of an energy chain equipped with electrical cables, pneumatic and hydraulic hoses and sensor systems including connectors as well as transport and assembly rack.
 Your benefits at a glancePREMIUM
 Assembly time reduction■■■■■
 Reduction of logistics effort■■■■□
 Procurement optimisation ■■■■■

All components from a single source - with guarantee

Energy chains from igus are already being reliably used in hundreds of thousands of applications all over the world. From beverage machines up to steelworks, from simple linear applications up to the most complicated task - igus offers thousands of installation options.

With more than 1,300 chainflex cables from stock, igus offers the largest range of cables specifically for the energy chain. Thanks to the industry's largest test laboratory, igus is the only supplier in the market able to offer a 36-month guarantee on all its chainflex cables.
All common plug-in connections and more than 4,600 drive cables suitable for 24 manufacturer standards are available. In addition, the modern sensor systems from smart plastics for intelligent condition monitoring and predictive maintenance can be integrated directly into the ready-to-install energy supply.
Ready-to-connect complete systems

Frequently asked questions

What is a readychain®?

igus® readychain® systems are e-chain® systems supplied complete with cables, hoses, connectors and even custom metal work. This allows them to be fitted quickly and easily to your machine, saving time and money.

What are the top 5 benefits of readychain®?

• ready to install: all readychain® systems are assembled at one of the worldwide igus® factories
• lifetime guarantee: all readychain® components undergo extensive checks through quality and functional tests
• reduce the number of your suppliers by up to 75%: lower project planning expenditure and increase efficiency
• flexible production plans: state of the art technology to ensure optimised production
• safeguarded and short delivery times: our experienced and consistent team guarantees customer satisfaction for high quality at low costs

Are your readychains® electrically tested?

Every cable harness in our readychains® are 100% tested before leaving our factory. This covers continuity and HIPOT tests, removing risk and giving you confidence in your assembly.

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