Dependability due to high-quality core construction In industrial applications core breaks or corkscrew are a hazard. This often causes machine downtime. igus® GmbH designs its chainflex® cables with mechanically high-quality copper conductors in optimised pitch length to avoid such stoppages. This core structure provides a high load capacity compared to conventional motor cables. From a core cross section of 10 mm² it is recommended to switch to single cores for energy chain systems, as these can be used in a smaller bend radius which also benefits the mechanical design of the entire energy chain system.
Shielded or unshielded motor cables? When motor cables are bundled together with other cables, such as a bus or data cable and used in complex industrial machinery, they should have a good shielding . This protects the signals in data cables against electromagnetic influences from adjacent motor cables. It also eliminates the disruptive influence of nearby electronic circuits, high-frequency controllers and sensitive control electronics in the environment.
Shielded motor cables are recommended for use in frequency-controlled motors powered by frequency converters or servo drives, which create a strong electromagnetic field around the cables.
Special features of chainflex® motor cables In cable technology, igus® GmbH looks back on an innovative and successful history since 1989. All cables are manufactured under high quality supervision. The intensive tests in different travels and bend radii allow customers to quickly find the desired cable using online tools. By means of a configurator, the customer can put together individual cable solutions for his special application by entering the desired and necessary components online. The chainflex® service life calculators also reliably show the expected service life of the motor cables. The chainflex® cables from igus® GmbH are guaranteed to meet the highest demands.