Igus says that the leadtime for the design, purchase and assembly of a complete Energy Chain system can be several days, but this can be reduced considerably with its ReadyChain service.
ReadyChain is a complete system, comprising igus pre-harnessed cables, plugs, connectors and Energy Chain. It may be quite a simple design or a complex one with Chainflex cables alongside pneumatic and hydraulic hose.
igus provides an extensive range of cables, ranging from servo to fibre optics and many more. And it is not just cabling; further complementary additions to the igus ReadyChain system include manifolds and linear slide bearings.
With 1000+ Chainflex cables and 3500 connector components in stock, a complete ReadyChain system can be tailor-made to meet with any project requirement and will be assembled and delivered within three to ten days.
In addition to shortened leadtimes, when OEMs choose an igus ReadyChain system their component storage costs are reduced and they benefit from lower costs associated with parts ordering and shipping. All components used in ReadyChain systems undergo extensive quality control and functional tests and come with the igus chain and cable guarantee to agreed and defined parameters.
Follow the link to watch a short movie about igus ReadyChain. [See also this article that explains how pre-harnessed energy chains save money for machine builders - Ed].