Special specifications of the chainflex® robot cables
The igus® robot cables for 3-dimensional movements have very high transmission properties and signal qualities over the entire service life within very narrow tolerances thanks to the use of very torsion-optimised insulating materials and mechanical dampening elements.
The igus® GmbH also promises a guaranteed number of 5 million movement cycles with a torsion of ± 180° per metre. To ensure this, the chainflex® robot cables are tested for several million more cycles under torsional conditions.
The "mechanical stress" to which a cable is exposed differs greatly between cables in a linear e-chain system and a cable subjected to bending, torsional and centrifugal forces. This cannot usually be determined in advance. The igus® Torsion Test Standard was developed for this purpose. This standard allows a reproducible assessment based on meaningful test results. All CFROBOT cables with a fixed end distance of one metre are twisted at least 5 million times. Furthermore, a test with 270° torsion was carried out in a test rig with a chain length of about 2,500 mm with strong impacts and high centrifugal forces as they often occur on an industrial robot.
Robot cables are available as fibre optic cable, servo or motor cable and hybrid cable. Control cables, data cables and cables for measuring systems are also available in this version.
Harnessed chainflex® robot cable also available
chainflex® robot cables can also be ordered as harnessed cables from a quantity of just one cable. Different plug-in connectors are also available as a fully installable readychain® dress pack.