Guide channels

Guide channels are among the crucial elements for the reliable functioning with long travel lengths. The upper run of the cable carrier slides on its lower run. The cable carrier slides on the sliding area of the guide channel behind the fixed point. Guide channels prevent the upper run from slipping off the lower run, ensuring quiet running with low wear.
For vertical applications such as elevators, storage and retrieval systems, etc., the vertical channel provides optimum guiding.

Standard channel

Sheet steel guide channels

  • Standard version with customized fixing options.
  • Available in zinc plated sheet steel or stainless steel.
  • Standard lengths available.

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Standard channel

Aluminum channel

Aluminum guide channels

  • Version made from aluminum profiles as a modular system.
  • Low intrinsic weight.
  • Standard lengths available.

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Aluminium channel

Channel enclosure

Cover for guide channels

  • Optimum protection against external influences.
  • Easy access for inspection.
  • Modular design.

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Channel enclosure

Vertical channel

Guide channels for vertical hanging applications

  • Ready-to-install channel system made of aluminum.
  • Standardized dimensions.
  • Easy installation through complete pre-assembly.
  • E.g. for elevators, storage and retrieval systems and many other applications.

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Vertical channel

One-sided arrangement – with lowered driver connection and reverse bending radius (standard)

One-sided arrangement

Calculating the channel length

  • Channel length LKA: LKA = LZ1 + LZ2

Calculating the connection height

  • Connection height H': H' = 3hG

Addition for loop overhang

  • Addition LZ1: LZ1 ≙ UB + 50 mm

Addition for connection

  • Addition LZ2: LZ2 ≙ l1 + 50 mm

One-sided arrangement – high connection

One-sided arrangement

Calculating the channel length

  • Channel length LKA: LKA = Ls + LZ1 + LZ2

Addition for loop overhang

  • Addition LZ1: LZ1 ≙ UB + 50 mm

Addition for connection

  • Addition LZ2: LZ2 ≙ l1 + 50 mm

Opposite arrangement – with lowered driver connection and elastic deflection (standard)

Opposite arrangement

Calculating the channel length

  • Channel length LKA: LKA = LS + 2 LZ1 + X

Calculating the connection height

  • Connection height H': H' = 3hG

Addition for loop overhang

  • Addition LZ1: LZ1 ≙ UB + 50 mm

Opposite arrangement – high connection

Opposite arrangement

Calculating the channel length

  • Channel length LKA: LKA = LS + 2 LZ1 + X

Addition for loop overhang

  • Addition LZ1: LZ1 ≙ UB + 50 mm

  • Depending on the chain size, the inner channel width is 4-5 mm larger than the width of the guided cable carrier. Depending on the travel length, the connection height of the cable carrier should be reduced. Please contact us! We will be happy to calculate the suitable guide channel for your application.
  • For different distances between the fixed points and drivers in your application please contact us.
  • The calculations for the cable carrier length and the length of carrier in bend can be found in the respective cable carrier chapter.

Subject to change.

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