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Tribo-optimized polymers for plastic machines

Save cost with state-of-the-art technology using maintenance-free energy supply systems and plain bearings

When supplying energy to machines for the processing of plastics, high loads, accuracy and high temperatures are important. By using plastic energy chains in blown film lines, injection moulding machines or extruders, you can protect the cables and hoses. Even with heavy fillings, plastic e-chains® have their advantages:

  • High fill weights are possible
  • Use at high temperatures
  • Circular movements
  • Pivoting motions
  • Space-saving
  • Use in areas of dust, powder deposits and moisture

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Assembly-friendly igus® systems for movements in plastic machines

Injection moulding machine for plastics processing by Arburg  


E2/000 All-rounder e-chains®
E2/000 overview


Fail-safe cables for energy chains


One chain for all applications
System E4.1


Quiet, lubrication-free & clean

Application examples of our customers

Injection-moulding machine

With pivot arm mounted in injection moulding machines with plastic plain bearings. With the simple plug-in structure and the adjustable collars, it was possible to dispense with highly complicated joining mechanics.

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Injection moulding tool

The e-chain® was placed on an injection moulding tool in such a way that additional space is not necessary for the rolling movement in the horizontal direction.

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Bag forming, filling and sealing machine

The crimpers in hose packaging machines often reach temperatures of 160 °C and above in continuous operation.

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Calibration basket in a blown film line

In conventional solutions, this procedure washes the lubricant out of the plain bearings or even flushes particles of dirt in.

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Measuring system for extruder

In this application, igus readychain energy chains are used for blown film extrusion.

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Pillar cleaning facility

Resistant to pressure, temperature and chemicals, iglidur plain bearings ensure trouble-free operation in this pillar cleaning system for plastic injection moulding machines.

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X-Y-Z adjustment

A drylin® SHT lead screw linear system ensures precise positioning of the tools in the X-Y-Z direction.

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Checked in the igus® test laboratory for use in the real world

View of the e-chain systems® test laboratory.


Thoroughly tested in the drylin® test laboratory.


Further information

igus® configurators

Find the right products and calculate their service life now

igus® engineering service  
Engineering service

We can provide you with advice and offer tailor-made custom solutions for your applications!

igus® installation service  
Installation service

Save time and money on installation and maintenance of your energy chain systems!


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Saturdays from 8am- 12pm.