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chainflex® works …

… in the energy chain.

chainflex® cables prevent cable downtimes in energy chain applications.
The advantages and special features can be summarized by "unique - tested - lean".


Prevent cable downtimes

Extend machine running times

Minimize abrasion

Reduce installation space

Developed by igus®

unique - tested - lean

For all queries regarding the advantages of the highly flexible chainflex® cables, our product managers are always at your disposal.

chainflex® Product Manager Nils Jäger on the 7 basic rules for energy chain compatible chainflex® cables
Optimised structure for energy chain use Optimised structure for energy chain use



High tensile strength centre element

For stabilising the stranded structure inside the cable, thus avoiding corkscrews and core rupture.

Optimised cores

To avoid core rupture and thereby enjoy long service life with permanent movement even with small bend radii in the energy chain.

Core insulation

It will be only the highest quality PVC or TPE extruded with high pressure. Materials that have proven themselves practically in millions of core kilometres in energy chain applications.

Cores wound in bundles

Strengthening of the core-stranded structure, relief of the cores in the radius due to lower tensile/compressive stress and thus avoiding corkscrews and core rupture.

Gusset-filling extruded inner jacket

Supporting the stranded structure from the outside and thus avoiding corkscrews and core rupture.

Overall shield with optimised shield braiding

Avoidance of shield breakage and thus significant increase or assurance of the electromagnetic compatibility specification of a cable.

Highly abrasion-resistant pressure extruded outer jacket

Support of the braided shield, less abrasion in the energy chain and thus demonstrably longer service life even in high dynamic applications.


All chainflex® cables have been tested for durability in our large test lab with a floor space of over 2,750 m2. This also enables us to supply you with information on the service life of a cable in its application. Send us a query or use our service life calculator on the internet.

igus®'s own test lab
47 million strokes tested in the energy chain


­­­chainflex® offers you many other advantages that will make your life easier and minimise time and cost for your business.

1,354 cable types available from stock. Delivery in 24-48hrs. This way, you can reduce your stock and the associated costs.

No cutting charges. No minimum order quantities. So you just pay for what you order and order only what you need.

Online tools
igus® offers a wide range of online tools that simplify everyday work.

In addition to our online shop, you can find the following useful tools:


Product finder
service life calculator
e-chains® filling coordinator

More informations

chainflex works …

lasts …

Flexible cables for moving applications

chainflex cables: long service life

unique ...

Design details: more service life, less space, higher dynamics

Process-oriented solutions

...& lean

Process-oriented solutions


in the igus® laboratory

chainflex® works

chainflex® lasts or your money back. The tricks in the design and why we dare to do that.

... chainflex® tested, tested, tested ...

chainflex® are the special cables for e-chain systems® – tested, tested, tested and tested.


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