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Guide Channels

Guide channels are important elements for the reliable functioning with long travel lengths. The upper run of the cable carrier slides on the lower run and 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 or storage and retrieval systems, a vertical channel provides optimum guiding.

Stay variants

Standard channel Guide channels

Standard Channel

Sheet steel guide channels

  • Simple version with customized fixing options.
  • Zinc plated sheet steel or stainless steel.
  • Standard lengths.
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Steel Guide System Guide Channels

Steel Guide System (TKSG)

Guide channels in the modular system

  • Modular system with optimized design for long travel lengths.
  • Zinc plated sheet steel or stainless steel.
  • Easy installation.
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Channel enclosure Guide channels

Channel Enclosure

Cover for guide channels

  • Easy inspection of the cable carrier.
  • Openable at any position.
  • Protection of the cable carrier system against external influences (coarse dirt, falling parts, snow, ice).
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Aluminium channel Guide channels

Aluminum Channel

Aluminum guide channels

  • Version made from aluminum profiles.
  • Low intrinsic weight.
  • Standard lengths.
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Alu Guide System Guide Channels

Alu Guide System (TKAL)

Aluminium guide channels in the modular system

  • Modular system with many mounting options.
  • Standard lengths and sets.
  • Lightweight design for high speeds.
  • Slide and roller support made of high-quality plastic.
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Vertical Guide System Start

Vertical Guide System (TKVG)

Guide channels for vertical hanging applications

  • Ready-to-install channel system made of aluminum.
  • Standardized module.
  • Easy installation.
  • For elevators, storage and retrieval systems and many other applications.
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Guide channels - Assembly profiles

Assembly profiles

  • Assembly profiles for guide channels

Installation Dimensions

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

Guide channels one sided arrangement EN
Calculating the channel length
Channel length LKA: LKA = LS + UB + L1
Calculating the connection height
Connection height H: H = 3 hG
Calculating the slide support length
slide support length LKA': LKA' = LS / 2

One-sided arrangement – high connection

Guide channels one sided arrangement high connection
Calculating the channel length
Channel length LKA: LKA = LS + UB + L1
Connection height high connection
Connection height H: H = 2 x KR + hG
Calculating the slide support length
slide support length LKA': LKA' = LS / 2
Important information

The calculations for the cable carrier length and the length of carrier in bend can be found in the respective cable carrier chapter.

Opposite arrangement – with lower driver connection and reverse bending radius (standard)

Guide channels opposite arrangement
Calculating the channel length
Channel length LKA: LKA = LS + 2 UB + X
Calculating the connection height
Connection height H: H = 3 hG
Calculating the slide support length
slide support length LKA': LKA' = X - 2 L1

Opposite arrangement – high connection

Guide channels opposite arrangement high connection
Calculating the channel length
Channel length LKA: LKA = LS + 2 UB + X
Connection height high connection
Connection height H: H = 2 x KR + hG
Calculating the slide support length
slide support length LKA': LKA' = X - 2 L1
Important information

Depending on the chain size, the inner channel width is 4-6 mm larger than the width of the guided cable carrier. Depending on the travel length, the connection height of the cable carrier must be reduced. Please contact us! We will be happy to calculate the suitable guide channel for your application.

Important information

The calculated channel and support lengths are rounded to a reasonable production or installation dimension of the section lengths. A possible travel reserve must be taken into account. Standard section lengths are specified for each channel design.

Important information

For different distances between the fixed points and drivers in your application please contact us.

Subject to change.
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