The evolution of the Energy Chain – MP 420/560 EVOCHAIN®

Murrplastik Systemtechnik GmbH has developed a new energy chain series with a unique and exclusive design that allows easy opening and closing with or without tools from the inside or outside of the chain.  This is possible due to the innovative locking mechanism and the stability of the chain and shelving system.

It combines the latest developments and proven qualities of previous energy chains continuing the expected performance and reliability that is associated with Murrplastik drag chain.  It is predestined for long and gliding travel distances for high dynamics and workload due to the chains stability, strength and design. This intelligent and powerful system solution is incredibly easy to assemble, durable and features noise reduction. Cables can be separated using our unique separator and shelving system, which easily clicks into the chain by hand.

  • EVOCHAIN MP 420 with an internal height of 42mm.

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  • EVOCHAIN MP 560 with an internal height of 56 mm.

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Here are 10 reasons why you should choose the MP EVOCHAIN® Energy Chain Series.

The new MP EVOCHAIN® combines innovative and proven qualities in an energy chain. It is part of the newly developed
EVOLINE® energy chain series from Murrplastik Systemtechnik GmbH. It is predestined for self-supporting, gliding, hanging and standing applications, as well as for long and gliding travel distances for high dynamics and workload.

 

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EVOLOCK®: Time-saving crossbar lock system

The MP EVOCHAIN® is equipped with the innovative EVOLOCK® crossbar locks. It is a red locking slide, so the energy chain can be opened and closed easily and quickly. This is also possible if the energy chain is in a guide channel. Time saving is the biggest advantage as the energy chain does not have to be removed from the guide channel. The opening of the crossbars is also possible with mounted gliding shoes from the inside bend or with damping shoes from the outside bend. Since the MP EVOCHAIN® is equipped with EVOLOCK® technology on both the inside and outside bend, cables and conduits can be fitted from both sides.

To open the energy chain or the crossbar a slotted screwdriver is used. The energy chain can also be closed by hand without using a tool. The MP  EVOCHAIN® has two control mechanisms to check whether the slider is 100% closed or open.

  • An acoustic check of the locking status: the lock is designed in such a way that a click tone is heard when it snaps.
  • And a visual check of the locking status: the red locking slide stands out from the energy chain in terms of colours. This makes the locking status very easy to recognise by the position of the slide.

EVOLOCK®: The innovative crossbar lock EVOLOCK® of the MP EVOCHAIN® enables an easy and quick opening and closing on both sides of the energy chain (top and bottom). The time-saving is great as the energy chain does not have to be removed from the guide channel when opening the crossbars.

EVOLOCK®: Time-saving crossbar lock system

  • Extremely easy and quick locking with innovative locking slide
  • Configuration on both sides with cables and conduits with EVOLOCK® on the inside and outside bend
  • Great time-saving as the energy chain does not have to be removed from the guide channel when opening the crossbars
  • Opening of the crossbars is also possible with mounted gliding shoes from the inside bend or with damping shoes from the outside bend
  • Visible locking status through acoustic and optical control

 

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EVORACK®: Shelf support system hinged on both sides

Murrplastik has developed new shelf supports which can be opened on both sides (top and bottom). Therefore the cables and conduits are accessible from the inside and outside bend at the same time. The opening of the EVORACK® shelf support can be done tool-free or with a screwdriver at the installed energy chain. The time-saving is significant.

EVORACK®: The new shelf supports EVORACK® of the MP  EVOCHAIN® save assembly time. They can be opened on both sides: either by hand or with a screwdriver.

EVORACK®: Shelf support system hinged on both sides

  • Changes in the installed position can be made quickly and easily thanks to the innovative shelf supports that can be opened from both sides

 

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EVOCONTROL®: Gliding shoe with wear control system

Energy chains in horizontal gliding position are often exposed to high mechanical loads. Murrplastik has developed an easy but clever solution – optional gliding shoes in the inside bend with the specially developed wear control system EVOCONTROL®. To ensure a replacement can be made on-time, a yellow wear indicator inside the gliding shoe shows the critical wear limit. A yellow dot becomes visible on top of the gliding shoe. An investment that pays off in a very short time as the service life of the MP EVOCHAIN® is extended significantly.

The optional gliding shoe is available with or without yellow wear indicator. The gliding shoes are attached on the side links on the inside bend of the energy chains easily and tool-free. A screwdriver is only required to remove a gliding shoe.

EVOCONTROL®: Upon customer request, the MP  EVOCHAIN® with gliding shoes can be equipped with or without the new EVOCONTROL® wear control system. The gliding shoes with yellow wear indicator extend the service life many times over.

EVOCONTROL®: Gliding shoe with wear control system

  • Replaceable gliding shoes extend the service life many times over
  • Wear indicator indicates the on-time replacement of the gliding shoes

 

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EVOSHOX®: Damping shoe (external damper)

For customers who require quiet and low-vibration unrolling of the energy chains, Murrplastik has developed a special damping shoe EVOSHOX® for the MP EVOCHAIN®. This is an external damper which is attached on the side links on the outside bend. The damping shoe is wear-free and consists of two components: the carrier and the damping soft component. A noise emission test in the Murrplastik test laboratory has shown that the MP EVOCHAIN® achieves a noise reduction of up to 25 dB(A). The test value is based on the comparison with and without the use of the external damper in combination with the internal damper with elastomer damping element. EVOSHOX® is available as an option.

EVOSHOX®: The damping shoe EVOSHOX® is a wear-free external damper, which is easily and quickly attached on the side link on the outside bend of the MP EVOCHAIN®. It provides extremely low-noise and low-vibration unrolling of the energy chain and is available as an option. In combination with the internal damper the external damper achieves a noise reduction by up to 25 dB(A).

EVOSHOX®: Damping shoe (external damper)

  • Low-vibration and quiet unrolling of the energy chain due to innovative two-component damping shoe
  • Noise reduction by up to 25 dB(A). The test value is based on the comparison with and without the use of the external damper in combination with the internal damper with elastomer damping element

 

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Two noise damping systems in the side link (internal damper)

The MP EVOCHAIN® has two different noise damping systems on the inside of the side links: the standard noise damper is equipped with a moulded stop buffer and is subject to normal wear. To ensure that the energy chains operate quietly in the long term, it is also possible to equip the energy chains with a durable noise damper made of a specially developed, large-area elastomer damping element. This results in a significantly quieter unrolling of the chain. The noise reduction is up to 10 dB(A). This corresponds to half the perceived volume. The noise damper works almost wear-free and can be pre-assembled on customer request.

Two noise damping systems (internal damper) in the side link: The internal side links of the MP  EVOCHAIN® are equipped with two noise damping systems: an integrated (moulded) and an additional, optionally available internal damper which results in a noise reduction of up to 10 dB(A).

Two noise damping systems in the side link (internal damper)

  • Standard noise damper with moulded stop buffer
  • Option: extremely durable noise damper. Due to the large-area and almost wear-free damping element in the chain link the energy chains roll up to 10 dB(A) quieter

 

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Cable-friendly interior equipment

The extremely smooth surface of the interior equipment components (crossbars, shelves, separators) helps to ensure that cables and conduits are guided gently and their service life is extended. Murrplastik has also designed the separators with rounded edges. This also contributes to the increased protection and durability of the energy chain.

Cable-friendly interior equipment: The interior equipment components of the MP EVOCHAIN® are optimised with extremely smooth surfaces and rounded edges. This increases the service life of cables and conduits in the long term.

Cable-friendly interior equipment

  • Reduction of wear on cables and conduits due to extremely smooth surfaces of the interior and rounded edges of the separators

 

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Assembly plan with integrated letter marking

The crossbars of the MP EVOCHAIN® have a letter marking bar. This enables a simple and precise identification and fixing of the interior partitioning. The mp-ChainBuilder 3.0 (online configurator for energy chains: www.mympchain.com) provides a complete assembly plan – with integrated letter marking – for the interior partitioning. This makes assembly quick and easy.

Assembly plan with integrated letter marking: The assembly of the shelving system of the MP EVOCHAIN® is simple, quick and precise using letter marking bars both on the crossbars and in the assembly plan of the online configurator (mp-ChainBuilder 3.0).

Assembly plan with integrated letter marking

  • Fast and accurate assembly of the shelving system by providing an assembly plan with letter marking from the mp-ChainBuilder 3.0

 

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Side links with tongue and groove technology

Particularly high stability and service life are required for energy chain applications with lateral acceleration and lateral self-supporting applications. The MP EVOCHAIN® has a stable connection of the individual side links with the tongue and groove technology (undercut).

Side links with tongue and groove technology: The tongue and groove technology in the side links increases the stability and service life of the MP EVOCHAIN®. This makes it particularly suitable for applications with lateral acceleration and lateral self-supporting applications.

Side links with tongue and groove technology

  • Long service life of the energy chains with lateral acceleration and lateral self-supporting applications due to undercut (stable connection of the side links)

 

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Highly flexible shelving system

With the MP EVOCHAIN® variable shelving system, there are no limits to the configuration of the interior partitioning. The configuration of the size and number of cables and conduits is highly flexible. As the crossbars have a continuous indent system on the inside, separators and shelf supports can be clicked in as flexibly and securely as required. The configuration is even more flexible using movable separators.

The shelves can be individually adjusted in height, length and position in three levels one above the other. The length of the shelves is also variable. The shelves in one level can vary in quantity and length. In addition, a further fixing option (slots) on the inside of the side links allows three continuous shelves to be inserted, and therefore additional separators are not required.

Highly flexible shelving system: The MP EVOCHAIN® has a highly flexible shelving system with extremely variable shelves (height, length and position). Less separators required due to further slots on the inside for shelves.

Highly flexible shelving system:

  • Continuous detent system on the inside of the crossbars as well as movable separators allow extremely variable interior partitioning
  • Shelves can be used individually and flexibly in height, length and position
  • Modifications of installed systems can be made quickly and easily by opening the crossbars on both sides
  • Less separators required due to further slots on the inside for shelves

 

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Holder systems for the external fastening of energy packages

The two lateral external fastening solutions of Murrplastik offer an inexpensive, space-saving and time-saving way of retrofitting the MP EVOCHAIN® with additional and larger energy packages: with Velcro tape or with holder type UH (universal holder).

The special construction of the lateral holder system with Velcro tape is particularly suitable for applications with low dynamics as well as for self-supporting applications. It is based on a flat mounting base with a threaded bush. These are moulded onto the side links of the energy chain: the side link and base therefore form a stable unit. A separate Velcro tape base is mounted on the integrated base with a screw, which serves as an installation aid for the Velcro tape. No additional drilling is necessary.

The lateral external mounting with holder type UH is particularly recommended for sensitive and dynamic applications, e.g. for fibre optic cables (FOC). The special construction of the lateral holder system with universal holder consists of a flat mounting base which is injection moulded onto the side link of the energy chain. The holder can be easily, quickly and securely mounted onto the integrated base with threaded bush using a screw. The protection conduit can be snapped into place to protect the material and removed from the holder at any time. For applications with high loads, the UH bracket can optionally be closed with the clamping bracket type BL. It snaps into place and can be mounted without tools. The protection conduits are additionally held in place by the clamping brackets.

Holder systems for the external fastening of energy packages: For the MP EVOCHAIN® two holder systems are available for lateral external mounting of cables, wires and conduits: with Velcro tape and with universal holder. Installation is not only space-, time- and cost-saving, but also material-friendly.

Holder systems for the external fastening of energy packages:

  • Space-, time- and cost-saving external fastening systems
  • Two different holder systems with Velcro tape or with universal holder are particularly suitable for the subsequent installation and repair
  • Easy, fast and safe assembly of wires, cables and conduits

 

Murrplastik is represented in the UK by Murrelektronik. We have a specialist Technical Team for all your Cable Drag Chain enquiries. We can help with identifying the most suitable chain for your application based on your individual requirements.  We can supply cable layout drawings, 3D CAD files, the chain can be supplied fully assembled along with a single assembly number to make ordering quick and simple.  We can also help identify existing Murrplastik chains if replacement links or components are required.  Contact [email protected] Tel: 0161 728 3133

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