For those who export machines and plant to the USA, there is often no way around the requirement for the new NFPA 79 approval. This standard, which originated in the construction field, prohibits the use of some AWM cables (UL Recognised) in machines. Due to a very high fire-resistance requirement, NFPA 79 restricts the selection of cable materials used to PVC only.
For this reason, Igus has supplemented its range of 850 energy chain cables with machine cables that comply with the requirements of NFPA 79. The Chainflex CF130.US and CF140.US machine tool wire (MTW) products are highly flame-resistant and meet the strict US standards in terms of materials and insulation wall thicknesses. The outer material is oil-resistant in line with the regulations and provides extremely high fire-resistance according to FT4.
Areas of application are both indoors and outdoors, short to medium travel distances and self-supporting energy chain spans of up to 10m. The cables can cope with medium mechanical loads, such as is encountered in machine tools, packaging equipment, wood and stone processing, as well as general handling tasks. These PVC control cables are available immediately without any cutting costs or minimum quantity surcharge.
Igus has been actively represented in the UK by its own branch in Northampton for 18 years and has been using the slogan Yes we can since 1992.
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