The error-free signal transmission is an essential prerequisite for the functionality of automatically controlled machines and systems. With measuring systems in particular, it is important that the electrical signals, which can be both analogue and digital signals, be transmitted without interference. Especially when used in the energy chain, the measuring system cables are often exposed to high mechanical stresses and bend radii. The chainflex® measuring system cables have been specifically developed for such operating conditions and are adapted to the shield concept, the cable structure and the choice of material.
Structure and use of materials
As a result of extensive development work and continuous tests in the igus® test laboratory, the structure and material usage of the chainflex® measuring system cables has been further optimised. With conductors made of fine-stranded tinned or bare copper wire, high-quality insulation and interference-proof shielding, cables with an above-average service life are available to the customer. The element shield consists of an extremely bending-resistant arrangement of tinned copper wires. It is fixed to the core surface by an element jacket made of a high quality TPE mixture. Overall shield consists of a braiding made of tinned copper wires. For the outer jacket, mixtures based on PVC, PUR or TPE are used, which are low in adhesion, flame-retardant and highly abrasion-resistant.
The product range of igus® GmbH includes measuring system cables for all well-known drive technology systems. The cables are used in machining centres, robotic systems, packaging machines and storage and retrieval units.
For the selection of the required cable, a detailed filter is available in the igus® online shop, which includes the criteria travel, torsion resistance, oil resistance and temperature range. In addition, number of cores and conductor cross section, requirements for the materials and the drive technology system can be specified. Optionally, the readycable® product finder
can also be used, in which the different types of cables can be selected according to manufacturers of different drive technologies.
The measuring system cables are available sold by the metre as well as ready harnessed cables in any desired length. For competent advice and support, the employees of igus® GmbH are available as personal contact persons.