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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

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 (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

Cover for guide channels

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

Aluminum guide channels

  • Version made from aluminum profiles.
  • Low intrinsic weight.
  • Standard lengths.
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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.
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Easy Guide System (TKEG)

Guide channels for multifunctional use

  • Flexible use in many areas of application. 
  • Made of zinc plated sheet steel or stainless steel.
  • Easy and fast horizontal or vertical arrangement.
  • On its side laying installation possible.
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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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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 + 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

Guide channels one sided arrangement high connection EN
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
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 EN
Calculating the channel length
Channel length LKA: LKA = LS + 2 LZ1 + X
Addition for loop overhang
Addition LZ1: LZ1≙ UB+ 50 mm
Connection height with lowered driver connection
Connection height H: H= 3hG

Opposite arrangement – high connection

Guide channels opposite arrangement high connection EN
Calculating the channel length
Channel length LKA: LKA = LS + 2 LZ1 + X
Addition for loop overhang
Addition LZ1: LZ1≙ UB+ 50 mm
Connection height high connection
Connection height H: H = 2 x KR + hG
Important information

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 must be reduced. Please contact us! We will be happy to calculate the suitable guide channel for your application.

Important information

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

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.

Subject to change.
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