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igus® Chainfix parameters | Overview

 parameters      CFX    tiewrap plates    
   clamps    bolted, clip-on    
 Recommended standard      E4, E6, for all    easy chain®, E2/000,    
 for the following e-chains®:      KMA* with C-profile    E2 e-tubes, E4, E6    
     *Plastic-Metal mounting brackets      
When do I use this
igus® strain relief system:  
Standard for high
accelerations,
loads and
demanding
applications.
In many cables,
large cable Ø,
cables on top of each other.
For long travels,
cranes, offshore,
machine tools, high
speeds,
hydraulic cables.
When modularity
is required.  
Standard for many
applications
with medium
accelerations. In
unsupported, gliding,
hanging und standing
applications in general
machine and
machine tools construction.
For side by side cables.
Can be also used as individual part, e.g.
for switch cabinets or the like  
 
 When not to uset:  
 No restriction    By large    
       cable diameters    
 Properties  
 Installation time index      +    +  
 Definable tensile strength      + +    –  
 Price index     2 1/2 1
 Modularity      yes    yes    
 Dynamic      High to very high    high    
 Determination of tensile strength 1) in N with chainflex®   cable ties  
 Cables under different conditions    easy double
 dry, PUR      1023    94    165  
 dry, PVC      891    455    601  
 dry, TPE      1580    97    224  
 water 2), PUR      947    65    150  
 water 2), PVC      917    447    528  
 water 2), TPE      1283    94    123  
 oil 3), PUR      500    96    137  
 oil 3), PVC      874    393    627  
 oil 3), TPE      1044    64    87  

1) Tested with igus® chainflex® cables made of jacket materials PVC (CF7.15.12), PUR (CF5.05.25), TPE (CF9.10.25 ) and a 15 mm Ø
2) Water, 60°C, 24h conditioning cabinet at 90% RF
3) Cables coated with oil. Oil type synthetic lubricating oil with Teflon
All strain relief systems were tightened with 1 Nm. Cable tie tightened manually.
+ + = best suitability | + = good suitability | + – = satisfactorily suitable | – = conditionally suitable

Price index
1/2 = low price category
1 1/2 = medium price category
3 = high price category

 parameters     Clips for C-profiles    Nuggets  
   or snap-on    Strain relief separators  
 Recommended standard      E4, E6, for all    for all KMA* with  
 for the following e-chains®:      KMA* with C-profile    C-profiles, top-hat rails  
     *Plastic-Metal mounting brackets    *Plastic-Metal mounting brackets  
When do I use this
igus® strain relief system:  
Low-priced, space-saving
strain relief for many
applications with
medium accelerations.
For cables on top of each other
or cables with the same
diameters.  
 Low-priced, quick
strain relief for simpler
application with little
space requirement at medium
accelerations. Can be also
used as individual part for rigid
laying like in
switch cabinets or the like  
 When not to uset:  
 By high    By high  
     stressing capacities    stressing capacities  
 Properties  
 Installation time index      + –    + –  
 Definable tensile strength      + –    –  
 Price index     2 1
 Modularity      yes    yes  
 Dynamic      medium    high  
 Determination of tensile strength 1) in N with chainflex® 
 Cables under different conditions  
 dry, PUR      66    356  
 dry, PVC      72    395  
 dry, TPE      103    286  
 water 2), PUR      51    255  
 water 2), PVC      55    312  
 water 2), TPE      86    170  
 oil 3), PUR      45    95  
 oil 3), PVC      59    402  
 oil 3), TPE      63    87  
 

1) Tested with igus® chainflex® cables made of jacket materials PVC (CF7.15.12), PUR (CF5.05.25), TPE (CF9.10.25 ) and a 15 mm Ø
2) Water, 60°C, 24h conditioning cabinet at 90% RF
3) Cables coated with oil. Oil type synthetic lubricating oil with Teflon
All strain relief systems were tightened with 1 Nm. Cable tie tightened manually.
+ + = best suitability | + = good suitability | + – = satisfactorily suitable | – = conditionally suitable

Price index
1/2 = low price category
1 1/2 = medium price category
3 = high price category

 parameters      strain relief -   CFB strain relief- 
   separators    connector system  
 Recommended standard      E2/000, E2 tubes,    E4, E6, for all  
 for the following e-chains®:      E6, T3    KMA* with C-profile  
       *Plastic-Metal
mounting brackets 
When do I use this
igus® strain relief system:  
 Combination of separator
and strain relief, ideal for
little space requirement. For
applications with medium
accelerations. For
smaller cable Ø. Ideal for
e-tubes.
For machine tools
and automation.  
Space-saving, modular
strain relief with many
cables in confined spaces.
For applications with
high accelerations
and loads, e.g.
machine tools.  
 When not to uset:  
 By high    No restriction  
     stressing capacities    
 Properties    
 Installation time index      +    + –  
 Definable tensile strength      –    +  
 Price index   1 1/2 3
 Modularity      yes    yes (special design )  
 Dynamic      high    High to very high  
 Determination of tensile strength 1) in N with
chainflex®  
 cable ties  
 Cables under different
conditions  
Easy double  
 dry, PUR      109    128    573  
 dry, PVC      339    289    330  
 dry, TPE      64    82    285  
 water 2), PUR      65    139    245  
 water 2), PVC      136    151    233  
 water 2), TPE      48    98    177  
 oil 3), PUR      19    89    203  
 oil 3), PVC      146    315    223  
 oil 3), TPE      77    33    165  

1) Tested with igus® chainflex® cables made of jacket materials PVC (CF7.15.12), PUR (CF5.05.25), TPE (CF9.10.25 ) and a 15 mm Ø
2) Water, 60°C, 24h conditioning cabinet at 90% RF
3) Cables coated with oil. Oil type synthetic lubricating oil with Teflon
All strain relief systems were tightened with 1 Nm. Cable tie tightened manually.
+ + = best suitability | + = good suitability | + – = satisfactorily suitable | – = conditionally suitable

Price index
1/2 = low price category
1 1/2 = medium price category
3 = high price category