Drag chains

How to choose this product

Drag chains are used in industry to guide and protect moving cables and hoses from excessive wear while keeping the assembly compact. Some manufacturers call them cable carriers or energy chains.

Applications

Drag chains are used in automation applications to properly guide cables to moving machinery. They are common in industrial robots where the cables need guiding in several different axes. Forklift trucks use them to protect both hydraulic and electric cables as the forks move up and down.

Technologies

Polypropylene is the most common type of material used for drag chain construction today, while steel is still used for certain applications. Manufacture may differ in order to produce chains suitable for use in particular environments (indoors, outdoors, exposure to chemicals or extreme temperatures) or with certain characteristics (low-noise, waterproof).

How to choose

Be sure to determine the size, length and the number of cables or tubes to be protected when selecting a drag chain.

Advantages

- Cable protection
- Flexibility
- Modular

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36 products igus®
video igus® Liftband
Liftband igus®

Guide upward High vertical applications that have plenty of space horizontally but allow only for little...

video igus® e-spool
Spooltype e-spool igus®

E-spool - Multi-Energy-Spool Guide many different cables in very narrow spaces. e-spool uniquely combines two different energy supply systems: One standard e-chain® is guided by one roller and provides...

video igus®
Circular igus®

High stacking, much rotation…900° With the rotation module you can implement larger angles of rotation of 900° and more. Thanks to addon modules the angles of rotation can be extended „virtually“ indefinitely.The...

igus® Micro Flizz® MF10
Micro Flizz® MF10 igus®

This product is fully enclosed, therefore it is not sensitive to humidity,dirt and dust as well as rigid ambient conditions. Therefore,micro flizz is one system...

new igus® 37.5 mm | Triflex® TRCF
For tripleaxis movement 37.5 mm | Triflex® TRCF igus®

Chain links are easily snapped open to insert large filling diameters Enclosed version, also for direct use with...

new igus® 24.4 - 37.5 mm | Triflex® TRLF series
For tripleaxis movement 24.4 - 37.5 mm | Triflex® TRLF series igus®

Quickly filled triflex® TRLF may be opened manually, or a screwdriver may be used...

new video TSUBAKI KABELSCHLEPP ROBOTRAX SYSTEM
For tripleaxis movement ROBOTRAX SYSTEM TSUBAKI KABELSCHLEPP

■ For three-dimensional movements ■ Can be deployed on robots for swiveling and rotational movements: The same system for robot feet and arms ■ With channel system, it is a universal...

TSUBAKI KABELSCHLEPP max. 72 x 600 mm | Quantum Series
For clean rooms max. 72 x 600 mm | Quantum Series TSUBAKI KABELSCHLEPP

Light, extremely quiet and low-vibration for high speeds and accelerations Suitable for clean rooms: Clean room certification "Class 1" possible – no hinges, no link wear¹...

TSUBAKI KABELSCHLEPP max. 10 x 40 mm | MONO 0130
Snap open plastic max. 10 x 40 mm | MONO 0130 TSUBAKI KABELSCHLEPP

Mono 0130 cable carriers from Tsubaki have a simple, single piece, chain linked, hinged, openable bracket design which is compatible with standard applications. These...

TSUBAKI KABELSCHLEPP max. 105 - 1 000 mm | XLT 1650
Fully enclosed plastic aluminum cover max. 105 - 1 000 mm | XLT 1650 TSUBAKI KABELSCHLEPP

Aluminium cover systems available in 1 mm width sections Large dimensions Can be opened quickly on the inside...

TSUBAKI KABELSCHLEPP max. 44 x 175 mm | UNIFLEX TUBES series
Fully enclosed max. 44 x 175 mm | UNIFLEX TUBES series TSUBAKI KABELSCHLEPP

Solid plastic Easy to open Robust, double stroke system for long...

LEONI Protec Cable Systems
LEONI Protec Cable Systems

Leoni manufactures world-class drag chains. We offer our services in selection and assembly as well, which needs experience and knowledge in the cable field in general and the area of assembly in particular....

Brevetti Stendalto | Light Series
Small size plastic | Light Series Brevetti Stendalto

Light Series New Brevetti Stendalto cable chains series...

Brevetti Stendalto
Plastic medium size Brevetti Stendalto

Medium Series Small/medium sizes cable chains...

Brevetti Stendalto
Large plastic Brevetti Stendalto

Heavy Series A strong design with triple connecting...

Brevetti Stendalto
Snap open plastic Brevetti Stendalto

Heavy Series A strong design with triple connecting...

Brevetti Stendalto
Sliding type snap open plastic Brevetti Stendalto

Sliding Series This series of chains are specially made to be used where...

Brevetti Stendalto
Sliding type plastic Brevetti Stendalto

Sliding Series This series of chains are specially made to be used where the travel distance is long.The...

Conductix-Wampfler LC10-LC31
Snap open plastic LC10-LC31 Conductix-Wampfler

Series of small nylon PA6 chains with mono link design or duo-link design with snap opening frame stays. Special design for low noise operation and minimal vibration. Suitable for high speed in...

Conductix-Wampfler LC32-LC85
Plastic LC32-LC85 Conductix-Wampfler

Series of medium and big nylon PA6 chains with modular design link, available with nylon standard or closed frame stays or aluminum stays. Special design with high torsions rigidity, and a complete range...

Conductix-Wampfler LF
Plastic with aluminum stays LF Conductix-Wampfler

Series of medium and big nylon PA6 chains with modular design link, available with aluminum stays. Heavy duty design with male-female links for high demanding applications in sliding configurations...

Conductix-Wampfler LZ
Steel LZ Conductix-Wampfler

Complete series of steel chains with modular design link, available with aluminum or steel stays. Heavy duty design with male-female links for high demanding selfsupporting applications...

SERMETO EQUIPEMENT INDUSTRIEL CS series
Large metallic CS series SERMETO EQUIPEMENT INDUSTRIEL

The SERMETO steel cable drag-chain has been designed to solve problems of supplying power and control to moving machine components. It ensures a maximum of safety and reliability...

SERMETO EQUIPEMENT INDUSTRIEL K series
Conveyor K series SERMETO EQUIPEMENT INDUSTRIEL

The system is made of perfectly interchangeable components , - High strength conveyor...

LQ Mechatronik Systeme GmbH W-TEC
W-TEC LQ Mechatronik Systeme GmbH

Power supply chain systems: 100% tested and ready to install. The manufacture of complete, ready to install power supply systems is one of LQ Groups specialities. From engineering to logistics, you...

13 products Cavotec
Cavotec
Cavotec

Cable chains can be used in thousands of different formations to solve problems encountered with...

Cavotec 37 mm, 2 m/s | SR326SI - SR326SE
Snap open plastic 37 mm, 2 m/s | SR326SI - SR326SE Cavotec

Power Chains SR326SI - SR326SE (37 mm) NYLON CABLE CHAIN WITH OPENABLE FRAMES This cable chain features a strong double sideband and frame construction with...

Cavotec 30 mm, 2 m/s | SR326B
Plastic with aluminum stays 30 mm, 2 m/s | SR326B Cavotec

Power Chains SR326B (30 mm) NYLON CABLE CHAIN WITH ALUMINIUM RODS This cable chain features a strong double sideband and frame construction with...

Cavotec 57 mm, 3.5 m/s | SR328SI - SR328SE
Snap open plastic 57 mm, 3.5 m/s | SR328SI - SR328SE Cavotec

Power Chains SR328SI - SR328SE (57 mm) NYLON CABLE CHAIN WITH OPENABLE FRAMES This cable chain features a strong double sideband and frame construction...

Cavotec 48 mm, 3.5 m/s | SR328B
Plastic with aluminum stays 48 mm, 3.5 m/s | SR328B Cavotec

Power Chains SR328B (48 mm) NYLON CABLE CHAIN WITH ALUMINIUM RODS This cable chain features a strong double sideband and frame construction with...

Cavotec 75.5 mm, 4 m/s | SR319SE
Sliding type plastic 75.5 mm, 4 m/s | SR319SE Cavotec

Power Chains SR319SE (75,5 mm) NYLON SLIDING CABLE CHAIN WITH SPLIT CROSS PIECES This cable chain features a strong double sideband and frame construction...

24 products GORTRAC
GORTRAC 5.5 - 13.25 in | SB - SC series
Small size metallic 5.5 - 13.25 in | SB - SC series GORTRAC

The SB/SC Series The SB and SC series are small metallic carriers....

GORTRAC 7.5 - 17 in | MRC series
Mediumsize for high duty cycles 7.5 - 17 in | MRC series GORTRAC

The MRC Series The MRC series is a medium size metallic carrier....

GORTRAC 6 - 13.25 in | GX series
Medium size metallic 6 - 13.25 in | GX series GORTRAC

The GX Series placeholder The GX series is a medium size metallic...

GORTRAC 11 - 27.5 in | SX series
Large metallic for high duty cycles 11 - 27.5 in | SX series GORTRAC

The SX Series The SX series is a large size metallic carrier. This...

GORTRAC 11 - 35 in | SRC - LRC series
Large metallic 11 - 35 in | SRC - LRC series GORTRAC

The SRC/LRC Series The SRC and LRC series are large size metallic carriers....

GORTRAC 26 - 80 in | XL series
Steel 26 - 80 in | XL series GORTRAC

The XL series is a large metallic carrier. Designed to handle...

MURRPLASTIK SYSTEMTECHNIK
MURRPLASTIK SYSTEMTECHNIK

Our system offers you a complete system solution for many fields of operations, such as cable drag chains, guide moulds,...

MURRPLASTIK SYSTEMTECHNIK MP 10.1
Snap open plastic MP 10.1 MURRPLASTIK SYSTEMTECHNIK

Open cable drag chains MP 10.1 Internal height: 10 mm Internal...

MURRPLASTIK SYSTEMTECHNIK
Partially enclosed snapopen plastic MURRPLASTIK SYSTEMTECHNIK

Partially closed cable drag chains MP 30 Internal height: 30 mm Internal widths: 40-200 mm Radii: 60-300 mm Ideal...

MURRPLASTIK SYSTEMTECHNIK
Fully enclosed MURRPLASTIK SYSTEMTECHNIK

Internal height: 62 mm Internal widths: 118-600 mm Radii: 200-500...

MURRPLASTIK SYSTEMTECHNIK
Lownoise MURRPLASTIK SYSTEMTECHNIK

Product range Easyline MP 10.1 Internal height: 10 mm Internal...

MURRPLASTIK SYSTEMTECHNIK
Sliding type MURRPLASTIK SYSTEMTECHNIK

Product range Multiline MP 10.3 Internal height: 10 mm Internal...

CPS - Cable Protection Systems 20 mm, 15 m/s | nsb020CR
For clean rooms 20 mm, 15 m/s | nsb020CR CPS - Cable Protection Systems

Nsb020CR Chain materail : CPS-amide, UL94-HB Low noise : 30dB Low mote : CLASS2 / ISO CLASS 4 Speed : 15 meter/second Temperature :...

CPS - Cable Protection Systems 28 mm, 15 m/s | nsb028CR
For clean rooms 28 mm, 15 m/s | nsb028CR CPS - Cable Protection Systems

Nsb028CR Chain material CPS-amide UL94-HB Low Noise 30dB Low Mote CLASS...

CPS - Cable Protection Systems 35 mm, 15 m/s | nsb035CR
For clean rooms 35 mm, 15 m/s | nsb035CR CPS - Cable Protection Systems

Nsb035CR Chain material CPS-amide UL94-HB Low Noise 30dB Low Mote...

CPS - Cable Protection Systems 45 mm, 15 m/s | nsb045CR
For clean rooms 45 mm, 15 m/s | nsb045CR CPS - Cable Protection Systems

Nsb045CR Chain material CPS-amide UL94-HB Low Noise 30dB Low Mote CLASS...

CPS - Cable Protection Systems 60 mm, 15 m/s | nsb060CR
For clean rooms 60 mm, 15 m/s | nsb060CR CPS - Cable Protection Systems

Nsb060CR Chain material CPS-amide UL94-HB Low Noise 30dB Low Mote CLASS...

13 products SacchiLongo
SacchiLongo 8 m/s, max. 87 x 23 mm| SL.023
Small size 8 m/s, max. 87 x 23 mm| SL.023 SacchiLongo

Cable Chain mod. SL.023 The SL023 nylon chain is specifically built for small and medium automatisms such as car washing systems and suction plants for textile machines. The required lenght...

SacchiLongo 10 m/s, max. 23 x 15 mm | SL.015
Small size 10 m/s, max. 23 x 15 mm | SL.015 SacchiLongo

Cable Chain mod. SL.015 The SL010 nylon chain is specifically built for small automatism such as sliding doors and medical appliance. The required lenght is obtained by the addition of links joined...

SacchiLongo 8 m/s, max. 87 x 23 mm | SL.023I
Small size plastic 8 m/s, max. 87 x 23 mm | SL.023I SacchiLongo

Cable Chain mod. SL.023I The SL023I nylon chain is specifically built for small and medium automatisms such as car washing systems and suction plants for textile machines. The...

SacchiLongo 6 m/s, max. 121 x 36 mm | SL.035
Medium size 6 m/s, max. 121 x 36 mm | SL.035 SacchiLongo

Cable Chain mod. SL.035 This is one block chain. Removable bridge-piece with fast hooking and unhooking. Required lenght is obtained by the addition of links joined together by snap pins. It’s...

SacchiLongo 6 m/s | SL.037
Plastic medium size 6 m/s | SL.037 SacchiLongo

Cable Chain mod. SL.037 The SL024 cable chain is one block chain. Bridge pieces are openable by zipper with rapid hooking and unhooking. Chain lenght...

SacchiLongo 6 m/s, max. 250 x 123 mm | SL.047
Medium size 6 m/s, max. 250 x 123 mm | SL.047 SacchiLongo

Cable Chain mod. SL.047 This is one block chain. Removable bridge-piece with fast hooking and unhooking. Required lenght is obtained by the addition of links joined together by snap pins. It’s...

41 products Koduct Co., Ltd.
M.Buttkereit Ltd 60 - 400 mm | SLE series
Steel 60 - 400 mm | SLE series M.Buttkereit Ltd

Compared to standard chains the SLE series is characterized by the fact that the sturdy...

M.Buttkereit Ltd 75 - 350 mm | SFK series
Fully enclosed steel 75 - 350 mm | SFK series M.Buttkereit Ltd

The tube consists of a rectangular, galvanized steel corrugated tube and a spring steel ribbon retracted...

M.Buttkereit Ltd 200 - 700 mm | GKA series
Steel 200 - 700 mm | GKA series M.Buttkereit Ltd

Cable Drag Chains are designed to guide and support moveable cables / hoses and are available in plastic or steel construction. Both steel and plastic chains are available in open...

M.Buttkereit Ltd 75 - 300 mm | PFR series
Fully enclosed plastic 75 - 300 mm | PFR series M.Buttkereit Ltd

The PFR offers very good line protection against damages, pollutions and shaving...

M.Buttkereit Ltd 75 - 700 mm | PLE series
Plastic with aluminum stays 75 - 700 mm | PLE series M.Buttkereit Ltd

All PLE are supplied with the integrated connector, ie. each link can be also be used...

M.Buttkereit Ltd 40 - 500 mm | PKK series
Plastic 40 - 500 mm | PKK series M.Buttkereit Ltd

PKK can be combined to every width by using different lengths of stays. Chain may easily be extended or shortened without using any...

7 products EKD GELENKROHR
EKD GELENKROHR 35 - 150 mm | SLE
Steel 35 - 150 mm | SLE EKD GELENKROHR

Type SLE will be delivered in steel, stainless steel and hardened. SLE may be delivered with hole...

EKD GELENKROHR 30 - 175 mm | SFK
Fully enclosed steel 30 - 175 mm | SFK EKD GELENKROHR

Type SFK works well, where short travels and low numbers of strokes occur. Hot...

EKD GELENKROHR 150 - 500 mm | GKA
Large metallic 150 - 500 mm | GKA EKD GELENKROHR

Type GKA is used, where great numbers of cables and hoses with great diameters occur....

EKD GELENKROHR 35 - 75 mm | PFR
Fully enclosed plastic 35 - 75 mm | PFR EKD GELENKROHR

Type PFR should be supplied for short travels. Tube offers excellent optical...

EKD GELENKROHR 50 - 150 mm | PLE
Plastic 50 - 150 mm | PLE EKD GELENKROHR

Type PLE will be supplied with same stays as type SLE. PLE is lighter and cheaper...

EKD GELENKROHR 25 - 104 mm | PKK
Minimum vibration and lownoise 25 - 104 mm | PKK EKD GELENKROHR

Type PKK is a development out of 20 years of experience with free carrying cable carriers. All advantages of plastic...

5 products Gleason Reel
Gleason Reel max. 8 x 23.28 in | E - EF series
Steel max. 8 x 23.28 in | E - EF series Gleason Reel

Type "E" - Cable/hose carriers with rugged steel side chains and aluminum or steel carrier bars are ideal for harsh environments and high speed operation. Unique nylon disks placed between the...

Gleason Reel max. 3.09 x 18 in | G series
Nylon max. 3.09 x 18 in | G series Gleason Reel

Heavy duty molded nylon side chains on the versatile powertrack provide quiet operation and eliminate the need for periodic lubrication. The unique links, separated...

Gleason Reel max. 2.55 x 8 in | GRP series
Nylon max. 2.55 x 8 in | GRP series Gleason Reel

Gleason Series Type "GRP" Molded Nylon PowerTrak® Light weight and corrosion resistant, type "GRP" PowerTrak is ideal for carrying control cables, cords, individual wires and tubes. Molded...

Gleason Reel max. 2 x 4.5 in | PowerTube™ series
Fully enclosed plastic max. 2 x 4.5 in | PowerTube™ series Gleason Reel

PowerTube has the same non-metallic advantages as PowerTrak GRP, but in addition, it’s totally enclosed. When...

Gleason Reel max. ø 2.36 in | PowerFlex™ series
Fully enclosed plastic max. ø 2.36 in | PowerFlex™ series Gleason Reel

Enclosed conduit cable and hose carrier for machine tools, robots and material handling equipment. Modular...

10 products FLEXATEC
FLEXATEC P/PF series
For clean rooms P/PF series FLEXATEC

Characteristics - Compact - Solid - Easy to handle - Economical - Monobloc...

FLEXATEC PL series
Small size PL series FLEXATEC

Advantages, characteristics ◆ openable ◆ To be opened manually –quick and easy ◆ Optimized wall...

FLEXATEC PLXX series
Medium size PLXX series FLEXATEC

Advantages, charcteristics - Integrated connection in each link of the guide chain - Openable -...

FLEXATEC PLT series
Fully enclosed PLT series FLEXATEC

Advantages, charcteristics - Protection against inbound particles - Integrated connection...

FLEXATEC PH series
Large PH series FLEXATEC

Advantages Characteristics ◆ Interior and external widths available up to approx. 600 mm ◆...

FLEXATEC PHS series
PHS series FLEXATEC

Half holes are milled out from formed aluminum blocks...

KT-FLEX CO.,LTD TP series
TP series KT-FLEX CO.,LTD

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