Free flexible cable guide and sample box from igus

igus UK is launching a free guide and sample box for its reliable, flexible and cost-effective chainflex cables. With over 950 cables available, igus supplies cables for almost all requirements in dynamic applications and the guide has been designed to help electrical engineers specify the most effective cable for movement.

The simple-to-use guide from igus outlines the common failure modes of cables and explains how chainflex cables are designed to overcome these. Full technical details of various chainflex cable types, from copper to fibre optic cables, for measuring systems, robot, servo, power, bus, data and control systems are in the included catalogue. The catalogue also gives many real-life application tests and results. In addition, samples of different chainflex cables are included, clearly showing the special construction that guarantees the cables will last millions of cycles in moving applications. The whole box offers engineers a clear understanding of why igus claims "chainflex lasts".

igus has been developing its cables for over 20 years, and its chainflex cables have been designed with demanding moving applications in mind, giving reliable performance with high cycle rates, compact design spaces, and very small bending radii of up to four times the outer cable diameter. Chainflex continuous-flex cables are suitable for use in igus energy chain cable carriers, and have also been tested extensively to validate service life over time.

Chainflex cables are classified according to criteria for requirements, oil-resistance and travel distance. Manufactured from PVC, oil-resistant PVC and abrasion resistant jacket materials such as PUR, and TPE for extreme loads, the cables are reliable with no core breakage or corkscrew damage, low wear, reduced space and weight. igus fibre optic cables have high durability, very high transmission rates and excellent EMC safety. From simple copper cables to ESD/ATEX cables and NFPA cables for extreme environments, igus has a cable for most applications.

Justin Leonard, director at igus UK says: "At igus we're continually developing cables that will enable our customers to increase efficiencies in their workplace. By offering this free guide, we hope to make it as easy as possible for electrical engineers to specify cables that give reliable transmission of data and power to reduce machine downtime."

igus chainflex continuous-flex cables are available with no minimum order quantities, cutting charges or copper surcharge, and can be delivered from stock in 24 hours. Custom cables for lengths of over 500m can also be manufactured and the chainflex cables come with a certified guarantee.

For your free guide and samples, or for more information, please call igus directly on 01604 677240 or visit the website at:

igus (UK) Ltd

51A Caswell Road

+44 (0)1604 677240

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