“Our technical centre in Cologne aligns our high-strength cables with our plastic energy chains in such a manner that these meet the necessary levels of operational reliability in real-life applications”, stated Rainer Rössel, head of the chainflex® cables division at igus® GmbH. The winners of this situation are the customers in all sectors, who can rely on the results. “They can always enjoy good peace of mind as our products meet all quality standards and guarantee long-term operational reliability and a long service life.” “
Numerous test series take place in parallel to usage under the toughest conditions, i.e. generally real-life ones. They simulate push and pull forces, friction values, wear, drive forces, bending forces and abrasion under the broadest range of conditions and speeds. Influencing factors such as dirt, weathering, low temperatures or impacts and shocks are also considered. No cost or effort is spared in systematically conducting the igus standard tests. The tests run continually for up to 365 days and are carefully monitored to provide demonstrable results. “We also invest great sums in material development in order to find materials for the future”, commented Rainer Rössel.