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.