Original article appeared on https://blog.igus.eu/make-your-e-chain-ready-to-plug-and-play/
The igus readychain® range is a unique, complete assembly for your individual task. If an e-chain is to be able to plug-and-play, many individual parts must be purchased, assembled, tested and documented. You generally have to contact a wide variety of suppliers and require special tools for the work to be completed. That means that these tasks not only are time-consuming and labor-intensive, but can only performed by qualified specialists. The readychain® as an assembly means a single part number, a single delivery date, a single incoming goods process and a single invoice! Based on this capability, the plug-in e-chain® range offers an optimized interface: one connector and absolute plug-in safety.
Procuring an assembly manufactured by igus, called a readychain®, is an excellent way to optimize processes. That is why many well-known customers and global players have been doing it for years. igus has made great progress in the past few years by continuously refining its plug-and-play energy chain solutions. Such units can quickly reduce assembly time by 80%.
One of 30 experienced project managers will help you define and design your interface to suit your requirements. You define the functional scope and the equipment for your ready-to-install components, then select the plug-in e-chain® that goes with it.
Product range overview
In addition to the proven readychain® speed and the current model with Module Connect, the readychain® micro-speed, a plug and play solution, is available starting immediately.
A plug-in e-chain® is guaranteed to be an easier plug and play option for individual customer applications than a conventional harnessed energy chain. The cable’s strain relief and the sealing on the connector or interface input is already integrated. Painstaking, time-consuming steps for sorting according to labeling and plugging in individual connectors can be eliminated. A plug-in e-chain® is absolutely plug-in safe, since there is only one way to plug it in. The entire interface is placed optimally in a single area and, when servicing is required, this noticeably saves assembly time, since all that needs to be done is unplugging the old chain and plugging in the new chain.