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Why chainflex®?: the most cost-effective cable that works is the best solution for the customer.

Because our cables reduce costs & and improve technology

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Electrotechnical equivalent energy chain cables with core cross section of 4x1.5mm²
  • Control cable CF880, bend radius 12.5xd and PVC outer jacket: low-cost version
  • Control cable CF5, smaller bend radius 6.8xd with PVC outer jacket and oil resistance: greater technical advantage leads to slightly higher price per metre
  • Control cable CF98, cable resistant to oil/organic oil, with TPE outer jacket and a bend radius of only 4xd: higher price due to greater technical advantage

Benefit from our variety of cables. From low-cost solutions with PVC outer jacket to high-end TPE cables. Everything in line with our motto: Cost down, life up!
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Because, the right cable selection significantly reduces life cycle costs

Checklist helps in making complex purchasing decisions

Function units for transmitting energy to machines require a large number of electrical cables, often mainly thin and cost-effective control cables like this new generation of the CF8xx cable series. Mostly available as sold by the metre, many cables are similar in structure and have electrically identical specifications. In the rarest of cases, however, do cables that are supposedly cost-effective to purchase meet the requirements of complex machines and applications. This often leads to downtime and high repair costs later on - with correspondingly negative effects on Life Cycle Costing (LCC) and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
In order to avoid that and also significantly reduce the cost, the checklist presented in this free white paper can help decision makers. The list presents the key factors for cable selection and illustrates the relevance of the essential parameters for all decision makers.
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Because our cables come with a 4-year guarantee

36 month chainflex® guarantee Since the mid-1980s, the technical requirements of energy chain systems have continued to increase on the part of machine and system manufacturers. Travelling distances have become longer, movements faster and bend radii ever smaller. Core and jacket damage, jacket abrasion and corkscrews were the consequences for machine manufacturers and end customers. igus faced the challenges and together with the Cologne University of Applied Sciences, developed cables that could withstand the high mechanical stress.

After extensive tests in our own test laboratory, it quickly became clear that the cables exceeded expectations with their cores wound in bundles, short pitch lengths, tensile strength centre element and gusset-filling extruded outer jackets. The range now includes over 1,350 cables for a wide variety of applications. igus guarantees a service life of 4 years with up to 10 million double strokes, whichever comes first.
4-YEAR CHAINFLEX guarantee

Because igus customers use our cables successfully

chainflex UL label

Because, chainflex cables deliver what they promise

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

We issue a 4-year guarantee on our cables with confidence as we are able to make reliable predictions about their service life backed by over 30 years of experience in our 3,800m² test laboratory and 700 concurrently running experiments.

igus is now the first German company to have this promise validated for chainflex cables. In a complex certification process, the US "Underwriters Laboratories" institute confirmed the accuracy of the following text: "igus 4-year chainflex cable guarantee and service life calculator based 2 billion test cycles per year". 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 1,044 of the more than 1,350 cables in the portfolio and available from stock already have classic UL approval. This is a prerequisite for smooth system commissioning in the US. Exporting systems to America will therefore be a smooth process. The combination of UL approval and UL marketing label benefits export efforts twice over.

These statements create reliability and security for your entire investment process; all the more so now that they have been confirmed by an external body! Try it out yourself online with the certified service life calculation for chainflex cables:
chainflex® service life calculator

Select the best cable yourself quickly and easily:

chainflex®: how do I reach the shop?

Step 1: go to online shop

On our homepage, you will quickly find our chainflex cables for moving applications.
chainflex® shop: determine cable structure

Step 2: select cable structure

Filter your cables, e.g. according to number of cores and conductor nominal cross section or further requirements.
chainflex shop®: find the right cable for my application

Step 3: select cable solution

Receive a selection of suitable cables and hence reduce costs and improve technology.

Further information

chainflex® test lab

Tested on a floor area of 3,800m²

Two billion annual test cycles for guaranteed safety against failure.
chainflex® catalogue for moving applications

chainflex catalogue

chainflex® works: worldwide No. 1 in terms of testing.


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