Conductivity of alloys
However, the outstanding mechanical properties of this
alloy have to do with a reduced conductivity versus copper,
which can be compensated by means of slightly increased
cross-sections. This means that the cross-sections mentioned
in the catalog meet the electrically defined cross-sections
defined using the conductivity value. The conductor diameter
of the alloyed conductor increases slightly compared to the
conductor diameter of a copper conductor.
This compromise results in a 10% greater external diameter
for the CF98 series versus a comparable CF9 type, although
the service life differences to be expected between
the CF98 versus the CF9 speak for themselves and increase by a multiple factor in comparison with other so-called chain-suitable cables.
As in the case of the CF9 series, further characteristics of the chainflex® CF98 include the highly abrasion-resistant,
gusset-filled extruded TPE outer jacket, the oil resistance
and the UV resistance as well as the absence of any PVC
and halogen compounds. Especially in areas of application
that only possess minimum construction space but also
demand a large number of strokes, the igus® cable offers
an increased degree of operational safety and efficiency.
Areas of application are available in the semiconductor and
component parts industry, in the automation sector as well
as in the automotive and bank sector. New possibilities of
application can also be found in automatic doors for motor
vehicles and trains as well as in automatic food and selfservice
machines and in the packaging industry.