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igus® Ireland

51A Caswell Road


Northampton NN4 7PW

+44 1604 677240
igus® Ltd.

Caswell Road

Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

Energy chains, cables, and
bearing products for machine tools

Turning, milling, pressing, hammering, cutting, from low to high automation, from machining centres to production lines: without machine tools there is no production. However, no machine can operate without a reliable supply of electricity, data, air or media. igus energy chains and cables are made to move, to improve machine performance while being easy to install. Servo cables suitable for manufacturer drives, energy chains that can be opened and closed without tools, tubes with chip protection, clamps to prevent crushing of pneumatic hoses, bearing technology made of high-performance plastics for machine doors or rotary movements, robot kinematics, Industry 4.0 sensor technology – we will equip your machine tool.

Benefits of igus products:

  • Lubrication and maintenance-free
  • Easy installation
  • Quiet, smooth operation
  • For small installation spaces
  • Predictable service life
  • Complete system or individual components with no minimum order quantity
  • Cost-effective
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Machining centres

Machining centre Best cable protection with robust energy chains and tubes on short travels.
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Cutting machines

Cutting machine e-chains, cables, and bearing products for laser, plasma, and water jet cutting machines.
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Large machine tools

Large machine tools Extremely high reliability with strong energy chain systems for long travels.
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Plastic-steel hybrid chains in 2 new sizes and variants
FANUC measuring system for severe oil contamination
Online tool: tolerance check in a few seconds

igus blogs: important machine tool trends and topics

Successfully in use

If a chain breaks, the machine is stopped automatically to prevent subsequent damage.

Austrian engine factory

This engine manufacturer uses energy chains and abrasion monitoring. Sensors measure the chain wear during operation and notify the user early enough to plan a repair or an exchange.
Machine tool collage overview

...and many further success stories

Discover more than 40 application examples showing how our energy chains and bearing products are used in CNC machines, where they fulfil various requirements. The challenges to be overcome included flying swarf; tight installation spaces; continuous system operation; and quick, easy installation with tight schedules.

White paper: machine tools

White paper: The influence of vibration on machine tools

Vibration behaviour of energy chains

Vibrations in machine tools components can lead to machines no longer working precisely, lowering the quality of workpieces and increasing wear of machine components. Energy chains, the "umbilical cord" of the modern machine tool, are a possible source of the problem. To improve their smooth running, innovative solutions are required ...
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Tested in the test laboratory for use in the real world

All products are tested for wear and load capacity under real-life conditions in the igus test laboratory, the largest in the industry. This allows precise determination of product service life.

Upon request, igus carries out customer tests to check product use under completely customised conditions.
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Further information

Machine tool magazine

Important information about our products and services
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e-chains configurator

Configure your desired product online and view price, service life, and delivery time
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