In the largest test laboratory in the industry, more than 10 billion test cycles are carried out per year with energy chains and chainflex cables in a total of 180 test stations. We test our products under real-life conditions with the aim of offering the ideal energy supply for every application, and make reliable predictions regarding the expected service life. Therefore, we are the only supplier in the world to offer a 36-month guarantee on our energy chains. Irrespective of whether your application is located in a dusty desert or the freezing cold - we test our energy chain systems under as realistic conditions as possible, so as to offer you reliable security in the most different applications.
Energy chains are thoroughly tested. In linear movements of different lengths with travels up to 240m as well as in vertical, circular or torsional movements.
53 test rigs on which 295 tests are simultaneously carried out are used to test e-chains for their stress resistance. Altogether, 4,100 tests with 10 billion cycles are performed every year. One million test data sets are collected every year in the different laboratories and test areas. They are saved in an electronic database and form the basis for further quality improvements of the developed products. In addition, they constitute the heart of the igus service life calculator.
igus' own cleanroom laboratory according to IPA certification in the technical centre, Cologne. Cleanroom compatibility of chain applications can be quickly tested according to your requirements.
Test objective: media resistance of energy chains
Test result: the energy chains operate reliably and without problems after 100,000 cycles.
The results of all tests are used for developing and improving igus products. In addition, they are the foundation for an extensive database to which the igus product finder and service life calculator have access.
You do not wish to experiment, but you want to test materials for your application before use? Or do you have an unusual application and are looking for a suitable solution? No problem. We will test your application in our test lab and will use our expertise to find the best igus solution for you.
Further areas in the igus test lab: plain bearing, energy chain, cable, linear technology, bar stock and Low Cost Automation.
Energy chains for very different installation spaces and environments. Large product selection – find the right solution at once. With a 36-month guarantee.