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e-spool® flex 2.0

Continuous panel feed
e-spool® flex 2.0

The e-spool flex 2.0 is the igus version of a cable drum without a slip ring. Cable diameters from 5mm  up to 15mm can be used.  The cable is always safely routed through a feed-through to ensure that it is properly wound up at all times.

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The panel feed e-spool flex 2.0

Tech up

Tech up

  • Without interruption (no slip ring) also for energy,
    data, fluids and air
  • Space-saving
  • Can be fitted universally
  • Constant tensile strain on the cable
  • Locking mechanism of the cable

Cost down

Cost down

  • Cost-effective
  • Cost-effective in the case of repair
  • Simple replacement of the used cable, therefore adaptable
  • Four configuration levels, adapted to respective customer requirements





  • No additional copper components in the system (apart from cable copper)
  • Parts are reusable
  • Less raw material required due to part repair instead of total replacement
  • Have your energy chain recycled as part of the igus "chainge recycling programme" at the end
    of its life cycle. Irrespective of the manufacturer. You can receive a chainge recycling programme voucher
  • igus supports the circular economy of plastics and invests in chemical recycling

White paper: slip ring-free cable reel with screw guide

With a newly developed cable reel for control panels, robot users avoid
"cable tangle" and tripping hazards in automated production. Since the new solution does not use slip rings, media, data and the power and signal supply of the emergency stop button can also be integrated into the system. Download the white paper to find out more.

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Installation instructions

The illustrated assembly aid enables you to assemble the e-spool flex 2.0 quickly and professionally.  

Installation instructions for e-spool flex 2.0

Four versions planned

e-spool flex 2.0

Version I: with a hand crank

e-spool flex 2.0

Version II: using a cordless screwdriver

e-spool flex 2.0

Version III: with retaining spring
and locking mechanism

e-spool flex 2.0

Version IV: with retaining spring, locking mechanism
and retraction brake

Technical data

Part No.Cable diameterExtensionRequired cable length inside the e-spool flex [m]
SPF.250.08.01.* from 5-8mm ≤15m4.5m
SPF.250.11.01.* from 8-11mm ≤10m3.3m
SPF.250.15.01.* from 11-15mm ≤5m2.4m

*Part can be combined with the following drive (H/T/SP/SB):
SPSpring with position hold
SBSpring with position hold and break

Total cable length: extension length + cable length e-spool flex + protrusion FP (connection source)
Example SPF.250.11.01.H: total cable length: 10m + 3.3m + 5m (protrusion FP) = 18.3 metres

Structure of the e-spool flex 2.0

e-spool® flex 2.0

Cables or hoses are inserted into the e-spool in a spiral pattern

e-spool® flex 2.0

The e-spool flex in detail from the inside (from left): housing, worm guide, cables/hoses, winding housing

e-spool® flex 2.0

The e-spool flex in detail from the outside (from left): housing, worm guide, cables/hoses, winding housing

e-spool® flex 2.0

Detail: cable/hoses inserted in the worm guide

e-spool® flex 2.0

Extension lengths up to 15m possible

e-spool® flex 2.0

The e-spool flex 2.0 can be used wherever a cable must be moved freely during use and must be stowed away safely and cleanly after use

Test for e-spool® flex pull-out forces

Tested for e-spool® flex pull-out forces

In its test laboratory, the largest in the industry, igus® compared the e-spool® flex with a competing product. The test evaluated the two products' pull-out forces
The results showed that the e-spool® pull-out forces were about 10 newtons, while those of the competing product were almost twice that
A: e-spool flex
B: Competitor product
C: Pull-out force [N]
D: Pull-out [m]

e-spool - Alternative to the cable drum

Another alternative to cable drum

Guide many different cables safely in very narrow spaces.  No tensile stress on the cables

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e-spool in use


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