With its advanced chainflex M cable series, igus now proves that quality and low price are not mutually exclusive. After four years of research, the motion cable specialist presented the new control cables CF880/CF881 and CF890/CF891 at SPS. An up to 20 per cent thinner cable structure ensures lower bend radii. This allows the user to save installation space inside the energy chain and they are costs effective. The chainflex M series has a tested service life of five million cycles and comes with a 36-month guarantee.
A good e-chain cable at a small price! That was and still is the promise that drives the chainflex M series of cables, which igus introduced for the first time in 2013. Since then a lot has happened not only in mechanical engineering but also in cable development. Due to the increasing automation in the industry, faster and faster machines are called for.
Accordingly, the development of lighter and smaller cables is required to reduce high accelerated masses. That is why igus is keen on further developing its costeffective cable series without increasing costs. For more than 25 years, igus has been a specialist in the development of cables intended for use in the energy chain. The company tests its products under realistic conditions in the company’s own 3,800 square metre test laboratory in Cologne – and these tests go on all the way until they fail completely. igus has been investing in the further development and long-term testing of its established chainflex M cable series for four years. The laboratory tests have shown that the cables can easily handle five million cycles. On all cables, including the optimised chainflex M series, igus issues a unique guarantee of 36 months worldwide based on its test data.