Helping engineers choose the right cable
Published: 22 August 2012 - Joe Bush
igus UK has launched a free guide and sample box for its chainflex cables.
With over 950 cables to choose, igus supplies cables for almost all requirements in dynamic applications and the guide has been designed to help electrical engineers specify the most effective cable for movement.
The guide from outlines the common failure modes of cables and explains how chainflex cables are designed to overcome these. Full technical details of various chainflex cable types, from copper to fibre optic cables, for measuring systems, robot, servo, power, bus, data and control systems are in the included catalogue.
The catalogue also gives many real life application tests and results. In addition, samples of different chainflex cables are included, showing the special construction that guarantees the cables will last millions of cycles in moving applications.
“At igus we’re continually developing cables that will enable our customers to increase efficiencies in their workplace,” said Justin Leonard, director at igus UK. “By offering this free guide, we hope to make it as easy as possible for electrical engineers to specify cables that give reliable transmission of data and power to reduce machine down-time.”