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The largest test lab for moving cables worldwide


Facts and figures:


  • Largest test laboratory for moving cables
  • 25 years of experience
  • 3,800m² test area
  • 64 test set-ups
  • 800 tests conducted in parallel in 64 test facilities
  • 2 billion double strokes per year
  • 1.4 million electrical measurements per year
  • 36-month guarantee


36 months security. Unique in the market.

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Why should the product keep the promises?

UL verified: chainflex receives the highest recognition by globally recognised testing organisation

We issue a 36-month guarantee on our cables with confidence, as we are able to make reliable predictions about the service life of our cables due to over 30 years of experience in our 3,800m² test laboratory and 700 concurrently undertaken experiments.
 
igus is now the first German firm to have this promise validated for chainflex cables. In a complex certification process, the US "Underwriters Laboratories" institute confirmed the accuracy of the "igus® 36-month chainflex® cable guarantee and service life calculator based on two billion test cycles per year"promise. This makes the Cologne-based company the first in Europe to have the veracity of an advertising statement confirmed by a testing institution. In future, every chainflex® cable that leaves the factory anywhere in the world will be identified by the UL marketing label with its unique number (B129699), referring to igus®.
 
A total of 1044 of the over 1350 cables in the portfolio and available from stock, already have classic UL approval. This is a prerequisite for the smooth commissioning of plant in the USA. The export of plant to America will therefore run smoothly. The  combination of UL approval and a UL marketing label benefits exports twice over.
 
These statements create reliability and planning security for your entire investment process; all the more so now that they have been confirmed by an external body! Learn all about UL verified in the free-of-charge white paper:
 

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Overview of current tests

Test 4876 – CF9.15.18 control cable

CF9.15.18 control cable withstands 526,000 strokes at a temperature of -40°C

Test 5108 - CFBUS.LB.049 bus cable (Ethernet CAT6)

CFBUS.LB.049 bus cable lasts for more than 24 million strokes

Test 4221 - CF240.PUR data cable

CF240.PUR data cable withstands 30 million strokes with a bend radius of 75mm.

Test 5034 - Servo cable CF29.25.15.02.01.D

Servo cable CF29.25.15.02.01.D withstands 45 million strokes with a bend radius of 100mm.

Test 4888 - CFROBOT8.PLUS.045 bus cable

CFROBOT8.PLUS.045 bus cable withstands 15 million cycles in a +/-180° twisted energy chain.

Test 4692 - CF113.D measuring system cable

CF113.D measuring system cable withstands 32 million strokes with a bend radius of 55mm.

Test 5064 - CFBUS.PUR.049 bus cable

CFBUS.PUR.049 bus cable withstands 17 million strokes with a bend radius of 75mm.

Test 4831 - CF270.UL.25.04.D motor cable

CF270.UL.25.04.D guaranteed to achieve more than 18 million strokes

Test 4932 - CF298.05.04 data cable

CF298.05.04 data cable withstands 54 million strokes with a bend radius of 18 mm.

Test 4904 - CF38.250.04 motor cable

CF38.250.04 motor cable withstands 43 million strokes with a bend radius of 175 mm.

Test 4844 - CF211.PUR.02.14.02 data cable

CF211.PUR.02.14.02 data cable withstands 25 million strokes

Test 4901 - CF211 data cable, PVC

PVC CF211 data cable withstands 53 million strokes with a bend radius of 75mm.

Test 4853 - CF270.UL.100.1.D servo spindle cable

CF270.UL.100.1.D servo spindle cable - guaranteed to achieve more than 22 million strokes.

Test 3486 - CFROBOT8.045 bus cable (Ethernet)

CFROBOT8.045 bus cable (Ethernet cable) withstands 22 million cycles in an energy chain twisting +/-180°

Test 3479 - CF11.D measuring system cable

CF11.D measuring system cable withstands 66 million strokes with a bend radius of 75 mm.

Test 3841a - CF21.UL servo cable

CF21.UL servo cable with 20% under-bending withstands 54 million strokes

Test 3105 - CFROBOT5.501 fibre optic cable

CFROBOT5.501 fibre optic cable for robots withstands 28 million cycles at +/- 180°/m torsion.

Test 2233 - CF5.10.25 control cable

CF5.10.25 control cable withstands 42 million strokes with a bend radius of 100 mm.

Test 3089 - CFBUS.045 bus cable (Ethernet cable)

CFBUS.045 bus cable (Ethernet cable) withstands more than 77 million strokes in an endurance test.

Test 3621 - CF98.05.04 control cable

CF98.05.04 control cable withstands 139 million strokes with a bend radius of 18 mm.

Test 4009 - CFTHERMO thermocouple cable K. 001

CFTHERMO.K.001 thermocouple cable withstands 97 million strokes with a bend radius of 48 mm.

Test 4011 - fiber optic cables CFLG.2LB

CFLG.2LB fibre optic cable withstands 50 million strokes with a bend factor of 35 mm.

Test 4428 – CFSPECIAL.182.045

Special cable CFSPECIAL.182.045 Profibus achieves a maximum tensile load of 2800 N.

Test 4956 - CF430.D motor cable

CF430.D motor cable withstands 17 million strokes with a bend radius of 175 mm.

Test 4404 - Servo cable CF270.UL.D

PUR CF270.UL.D servo cable withstands 27 million strokes with a bend radius of 125 mm.

Test 3351 - CFROBOT motor cable. 036

CFROBOT.036 motor cable withstands 17 million cycles with a bend radius of 110 mm.

Test 5006a - CFBUS Ethernet bus cable

CFBUS.052 bus cable (Ethernet cable) withstands 41 million strokes with a bend radius of 100 mm.

Test 4345 - CFROBOT8.060 Profinet bus cable

CFROBOT8.060 Profinet bus cable withstands 6 million cycles with a bend radius of 145 mm.

Test 4866 - CFBUS.060 profinet bus cable

Profinet bus cable CFBUS.060 than 59 million strokes with a bend factor of 63 mm.



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