Patent Number: 6,167,689

Title: Chain link for an energy guide chain and having a cover which can be put into two different stable positions

Abstract: A chain link used in fabricating a flexible energy guide chain for supporting energy conduits from a fixed attachment point to a moveable consuming load. The chain link is composed of two parallel side plates and a base plate interconnecting the side plates so as to form a U-shaped passage for the conduits. A cover is pivotally mounted to one of the side plates by a hinge connection which permits pivotal movement between a first stable position wherein the passage is open and a second stable position wherein the passage is closed. The hinge exerts a spring force which resists movement of the cover from either of its stable positions toward the other stable position.

Inventors: Heidrich; Klaus (Netphen, DE), Klein; Lorenz (Netphen, DE), Weber; Willibald (Netphen, DE), Wehler; Herbert (Neunkirchen, DE)

Assignee: Kabelschlepp GmbH

International Classification: F16G 13/00 (20060101); F16G 13/16 (20060101); H02G 3/04 (20060101); H02G 11/00 (20060101); F16G 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018