If the cables are subjected to high mechanical stress, core ruptures or corkscrews can occur as a result of the permanently alternating bending of the cables. With chainflex® control cables, these problems are effectively avoided by bundling cores from a number of 12 cores. The protect against cable break as well as the corkscrew effect. As a result, igus has made a flexible control cable that is durable, dependable and suitable for energy chains.
In addition, the jacket materials as well as the shielding of the cables are specially adapted for moving applications to defy the high material loads. The various jacket materials protect the cable also from adverse environmental conditions. To match this, igus® offers jacket materials made of PVC, TPE, PUR or iguPUR, whose properties differ, among other things, such as chemical and . All igus® control cables are available in both shielded and unshielded versions.
If control cables are installed together with other cables, good shielding should be ensured. Shielded cables protect the signals from electromagnetic interference from adjacent cables, e.g. motor cables. Extremely problematic can be the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), the coupling between cables, which, as is often the case with energy chains, are routed in parallel over a certain distance.