Cables are everywhere in manufacturing facilities, and if they’re not contained, they’re an eyesore, and worse: a safety hazard. 

Hennig’s full line of cable carriers (also known as cable tracks, drag chains, energy chains, and hose conduits) is designed to surround, protect, and guide cables, hydraulic hoses, and electrical lines connected to your machinery.

If you aren’t sure where to start, here’s a quick rundown:

  1. For most applications, cable carriers made of plastic are your first choice. Chemical resistance, light weight, and low costs are the major advantages. 
  2. Steel chains are used under extreme payloads and high mechanical requirements
  3. For high-end cycles, hardened (carburized) steel is required to achieve a long life


Light/Medium Duty Plastic Cable Carriers
Light/Medium Duty Plastic Cable Carriers
A cost-effective cable carrier for light- to medium-level weight applications, robotics handling, transportation, paper production, textile industries, and water plants. The patented opening offers high rigid torsion behavior and comfortable handling.
Heavy Duty Plastic Cable Carriers
Heavy Duty Plastic Cable Carriers
If you have larger applications that require a more robust cable carrier, you might want to step up to the heavy-duty plastic cable carrier. While made of the same material as the light/medium duty carriers, the four-piece construction of the heavy-duty carrier makes it a sturdy platform for larger applications.
Steel Cable Carriers Energy Chains Drag Chains
Steel Cable Carriers Energy Chains Drag Chains
When working with ambient temperatures higher than 100° F, our steel tracks are a better option. Steel is more robust and has a bigger box strength, making longer, unsupported spans possible.

Cable Carrier Applications and Industries

Hennig cable carriers are suited for robotics, handling, textile industries, water treatment plants, machine tools, and any other commercial setting that requires cable management. Our cable chains and hose conduits reduce wear and stress on cables and hoses, prevent entanglement, and improve operator safety. Learn more about some of these use-cases here:

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Cable carriers, commonly referred to as energy chains, are machine components that guide and protect cables and hoses on a variety of linear motion applications.

Cable carriers are used reliably in numerous applications in which energy is transported. We serve a wide range of industries from the textile industry to robotics.

If you have a cable routing application but are unsure which system is the right one, talk to Hennig to get a precise plan for your application. We design and install cable carrier systems for a huge range of industries, and we’re happy to help however we can.