Importance of Interior separation in energy chains: Different types and how to find the right one

Shery George | 23 September 2022

The interior separation is an important component of energy chains and serves to separate or subdivide different media within the guide. Because the service life of the system can only be increased with the correct arrangement of the cables. In this article, you will learn more about the different components of interior separation and how you can find the right separation for your energy chain.

But first, we will look at the parts that belong to interior separation:

  1. Separators
  2. Partial shelf/full-width shelf

Separators and shelves create order within the energy chain. Cables with different diameters are always laid separately from each other and have no possibility to slide over each other. The result: the service life of the cables is longer.

What types of separators are there?

Standard separator, wide base:
for all purposes. Maximum holding power and secure standing.

Separator, narrow top:
one-sided tight fit with a wider base and an opposite narrow side for easy cable installation.

Notch separator for integrated locking:
locks securely in preset increments, thus exact positioning. Recommended for side-mounted applications.

Lean separator:
extremely fast fitting of shelves in several layers, which significantly reduces harnessing time. Fast replacement of individual cables in highly filled energy chains is possible.

Split separator, wide base/head:
separators can be split in the middle, allowing quick filling with cables for middle chambers from above.

Slotted separator:
the slot allows basic vertical and horizontal shelving arrangements.

Asymmetrical separator:
for side-mounted applications: defined distance and spacer can be omitted.

Universal separator:
the shelves can be inserted from both sides. The shelves are locked in place by means of the integrated slider and additionally when the crossbar is fitted. For unlocking, the crossbar must be removed, on the inner or outer radius.

What types of shelves are available?

Shelf, lockable:
For horizontal separation. Full-width shelf locks securely into separators at both ends, giving a fixed width. Can be used as a full-width shelf for continuous interior separation or as a partial shelf for modular shelving.

Shelf for universal interior separation:
Shelves of various widths can be arranged at the height grid of 7mm.
How do I find the right interior separation for my energy chain?

With our interior separation configurator, you can quickly and easily find the right interior separation for your energy chain.

How it works:

  1. Open the interior separation configurator
  2. Select cable and click “Next”
  3. Enter the part number of your energy chain in the “Search chains” search field
  4. Enter chain length
  5. Drag & drop the desired filling variant into the energy chain to configure the interior separation.

Another option is to configure the interior separation on each product page. You will find the field under “Configure interior separation and cable”.

Increase the service life of your cables in energy chains with our interior separation modular kit. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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