The suitable chainflex® bus cables are characterised by a long service life in the energy chain, or by a high torsion resistance in the case of bus cables for 3D applications. Thus, they work perfectly in very tight radii and over long distances (depending on the maximum transmission lengths specified in the bus specification). Bus cables are often used in . Depending on the bus cable series, the bend radii range from 7.5 x d to 15 x d for permanent movement in the energy chain. chainflex® bus cables are also available for extreme climatic conditions, so that they can also be used in temperatures in the minus range. Depending on the cable family, outer jackets made of PVC, PUR or TPE are offered.
Comprehensive laboratory tests for chainflex® bus cables
The constantly advancing fields of application in the industry ask for special and frequently new requirements also for bus cables. The resistance to any type of motion pattern must be very high today in order to ensure a safe bus transmission over several million cycles of motion. The in-house igus® test laboratory subjects bus cables to extreme tests. Here the many years of experience of igus® GmbH in the development of cables for the permanent motion come to fruition. The bus cables are tested in igus® own 2,750 m² test laboratory for many millions of motion cycles. High production quality and the high igus® test standards make it possible for igus® GmbH to accurately predict the service life of chainflex® cables.
Bus cables in energy chains
chainflex bus cables are ideally suited for use in e-chains thanks to the above-mentioned specifications. Depending on the jacket material and the design principle, the bus cables can theoretically withstand extreme mechanical requirements even in long travels of up to 400 m. However, care must be taken that the maximum transmission length specified by the respective bus system is not exceeded. Otherwise, the required transmission rates may be impaired.
igus would be happy to assist in the design of the appropriate bus system, taking into account all these factors to ensure the process reliability of your system from the start.