Guide to CPS Cable Carrier Drag Chains



Currently available online is the line of CPS ST Series Self Supporting Cable Carrier Chains. This range is can reach a 30% longer length without sagging, compared to other types of cable carrier shift chains. There are several things to keep in mind when choosing which chain is right for your application.


Cable Carrier Specifications

  • Pitch - The distance from one chain link connection to the next
  • Bending Radius - Rotation diameter of the chain, should be larger than the bend radius for the largest size cable or hose used in the chain
  • Dimensions - Listed for every chain link are the inner & outer dimensions
  • Length - These cable carriers are sold by the link. Using our Cable Carrier Chain Calculator, find the pitch you need, enter the length (in feet) you need, and the calculator will tell you how many links you need

ST Series Shift Chain Features

  • Made from glass fiber reinforced CPS polyamide
  • Noise level - 40dB
  • Speed - 10m/sec
  • Temperature - -30 C to 130 C (-22 F to 166 F)
  • Teeth on chain link centered every 5mm to keep dividers in position
  • Hinged frame allows easier access to cables
  • Separator can be placed as little as 5mm apart

Cable Carrier Accessories

  • Dividers - For middle or side position in the chain link, creates vertical partitions to keep cables separate, should be used every 2 links
  • Separators - Creates horizontal partitions to allow for multiple levels in the chain link, can be cut to length
  • Separator Pins - Helps keep separator in position
  • End Brackets - Used to attach the cable chain to machinery or a moving part, comes in a set of 4 (2 for each end)
  • Tie Wrap - Keeps the cables straight and prevents twisting or tangling during use