Drag Chains

Linear movement in automated machinery is prevalent across almost every industry sector. From multi-axis gantry robots, palletizing and de-palletizing machines to end-of-line packaging, the efficiency gained with automation has become the norm. The long-term, repetitive stress seen in drag chain systems requires a high level of knowledge in both cable design and system engineering.

Cable track, cat track, drag chain, cable chain, moving cable tray, cable drag chain, e-chain, cable and hose carrier, there are as many names for drag chains as there are applications and solutions. However, not all solutions are created equal. Since there is no international standard related to the mechanical design across the various drag chain manufacturers, similar to a rectangular connector or pin and sleeve connector, it can become quite confusing for an end user or design engineer. Online configurators are convenient tools, but they don’t always address the full scope of the application. Understanding the application from a high level, systems perspective is how HELUKABEL consults on new designs with our customers. In doing so, we strive to offer you the “worry-free” drag chain solution.

Plastic Drag Chains

  • Inner heights from 10mm to 39mm
  • Inner widths from 6mm to 250mm
  • Bend radius options from 18mm
  • Unsupported travel distance up to 7m - Gliding options available for long travel applications
  • Custom color production available
  • Application specific options such as internal divider systems and stay covers

Hybrid Drag Chains

  • Inner Height from 19mm to 108mm
  • Inner widths from 24mm to 1m
  • Bend radius options from 37mm
  • Unsupported travel distance up to 13.5m - Gliding options available for long travel applications
  • Application specific options such as internal divider systems and stay covers

Steel / Stainless Drag Chains

  • Inner Height from 26mm to 54mm
  • Inner widths from 35mm to 1.65m
  • Bend radius options from 75mm
  • Unsupported travel distance up to 24.9m - Gliding options available for long travel applications
  • Application specific options such as internal divider systems and stay covers

Accessories & Special Applications

  • Strain relief systems - Saddle clamp, comb style & quick set
  • Support systems - Fixed roller (goal post), rolling carriage & rail carrier
  • Guidance systems - Split rail, single tray, open / closed bottom & hooded guide channels
  • EX & ESD options available
  • Robotic & Torsional products available - more details can be found on our Robotics Industry Page