Flexible cables for automation
As experts in the cable carrier and industrial cable industry, we know how important flexible cables are in energy chains, especially where continuous movement under extreme conditions is concerned. Standard cables are unsuitable in moving applications, often causing the cables to corkscrew, underperform, or break. This is why we developed the chainflex® cable product line. chainflex® cables are specially designed for use in motion. Our flexible cables last for millions of cycles in moving applications. Our e-chain® is designed to hold all of the automation cables that we offer including servo cables, data cables and bus cables. chainflex® continuous flex cables are flame-retardant and oil-resistant and are therefore able to cope with the most difficult conditions of use.
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Continuous Flex Cable Advantages:
A chainflex® flexible cable is available with a PVC, PUR, or TPE jacket with a bending radius as low as 4 x d. Able to withstand speeds of up to 10 m/s, they have been developed with a special structure which guarantees millions of cycles in moving operations, such as in e-chains®. The long service life means low maintenance in even the harshest of conditions.
Tools such as our service life calculator allow you to reliable calculate how long your flexible cable will last. Depending on the temperature and bending radius we offer a guarantee for up to 10 million cycles. This calculator also allows you to accurately predict the maintenance cycle of your continuous flex cable, reducing maintenance costs and downtime.
chainflex® cables are suitable for use in e-chains® up to 900 ft and longer. They can be used in extreme environments, such as below -20°F or above 200°F, and can have a high resistance to oil and coolant. Some also come with CFRIP for faster cable stripping that can save up to 50% time.
Whether you are looking for shielded or unshielded cables, products certified for use offshore or in clean rooms, UV-resistance, halogen or silicone free, igus® offers a wide range of products to fulfil all of your requirements. Simply use our filter above or the product finder tool to find the cable that best suits your needs.
Detailed information about each cable, including the conductor insulation, inner jacket material, linear and optical shield coverage, and electrical information can be found for every available product. This information can also be downloaded as a PDF technical data sheet.
Do you have any questions about igus® chainflex® cables? We are always here to help!