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Cables for moving applications: chainflex®


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chainflex® cables from igus® in the online shop

I am familiar with the chainflex cables from igus and know the required specifications and bend radii of my cables.

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Tools

Configurators for chainflex® cables

I know the environmental variables of my application and would like to choose and configure my cables conveniently online.

Online tools

Knowledge

Information on chainflex® cables

I am not sure which cables to choose and require further information regarding structure, shielding and so on.

More about chainflex cables

Cable types

What types of cables are available from igus®?

I am looking for cable types: control cables, bus cables, data cables, motor cables, fibre optic cables, etc.

chainflex® cables

Drive Tech

Drive technology with chainflex

I am interested in chainflex cables for drive technology with and without connectors.
 

Cables for drive technology

Tech up, Cost down

Why should I go for chainflex®?

I would like to save costs and know the technical requirementsof my cable. Now I want to find the most cost-effective cable.

Save costs with chainflex

chainflex works - guaranteed and certified!

Do you value cable safety, quality, and reliability?

So do we! For many years, we have been  manufacturing cables specifically for energy chains. It is particularly important to us to test all cables extensively so that they last a long time in your applications.
Today we can give you a guarantee of up to 36 months on chainflex cables. In addition, our guarantee promise is also UL verified! But how did the guarantee come about, and how was it certified?


Eleven chainflex innovations in 2021

You can expect numerous chainflex cable innovations again this year. We have refined the technology, simplified handling and expanded our cable product range.

Discover all innovations now

chainflex® CASE – ship’n store by igus

Reduce costs in delivery, storage space & reordering

One of eleven new products, the chainflex CASE serves as a simple transport and storage option. The cable can now be unreeled easily right where it will be used. 

chainflex Case

Tech up:

  • The label with QR code on the product page makes re-ordering 60% faster.
  • Simple unreeling directly from the box
  • Simple storage – stack up to three boxes at the place of use
Cost down:
  • 84% more cost-effective shipment with UPS Standard
  • Delivery within 1-2 business days with UPS Standard
  • No storage system or drum unreeler necessary


Frequently asked questions


What are chainflex cables for motion?

Our cables meet all RoHS II and REACH requirements that are currently valid, as well as every standard in electromagnetic compatibility. They are certified according to UL, DNVGL, EAC, CTP and CE and are also approved and certified for use in systems according to EtherCAT, CC-Link, CC-Link IE Field, Profibus, Profinet  and Interbus.

A wide range of cable types with different jacket materials ensures a high reliability in energy chains. igus chainflex cables withstand various applications with tremendous speed and acceleration, long travels and most unfavourable surrounding conditions.


What advantages do our cables offer?

  • 25 years of experience - 36 months guarantee
  • Tested in our own laboratory spread over an area of 3,800 m², 125 test systems, over 800 running tests
  • The largest range with 1,354 cable types for data, bus and hybrid systems, control and drive
  • Configurable and predictable service life
  • Available from stock, from 1m length within 24 hours
  • Cables for any type of motion: horizontal, vertical, torsion, high speed 
  • Free samples available
  • 50% time reduction when stripping due to unique CFRIP technology



Sensor for a smart cable | isense CF.P

This sensor has an "affinity" for cables

For cables that run in an energy chain, a particularly intensive "look" is required: 

  • The CF.P sensor measures the tensile forces on the cables
  • Permanently increased tensile forces can lead to cable damage and in the worst case, cable fire
  • The CF.P sensor identifies maintenance that has been carried out incorrectly on the cables
  • Data is stored on an SD card and can be read out for analyses


Selected customer application examples


readycable

readycable® harnessed cables

Save process costs with ready-to-connect readycable for use in energy chains.

Ready-to-connect cables

readychain

readychain® ready-to-connect energy chains

Save up to 95 % assembly time with igus ready-to-install readychains.

Energy supply systems ready for connection

More information on chainflex cables

Tested on a floor area of 3,800 m²!

Two billion annual test cycles for guaranteed safety against failure.

chainflex catalogue

chainflex® works: worldwide No. 1 in terms of testing.
 


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