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Fail-safe cables for movement in e-chains®

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chainflex® lasts - 36 month guarantee

Cables in energy chains or connected to robots need special properties if they are to function reliably over a long period of time in spite of large cycle numbers, high speeds and accelerations and challenging ambient conditions. The igus® chainflex® product range includes everything from control cables, servo cables, motor cables and robot cables to bus cables, data cables, encoder cables and fibre optic cables.


World's No. 1 in terms of choice, testing and guarantee

25 years experience - 36-month guarantee

Tested in our own laboratory spread over an area of 2,750 sqm, 125 test systems, over 600 tests running simultaneously

The largest range with 1,354 cable types for data, bus and hybrid systems, control and drive

Configurable and calculable service life

Available from stock, from 1 m length within 24 hrs.

Cables for any type of motion: horizontal, vertical, torsion, high speed - in different environments: oil, coolant, clean room, high and low temperature

Free samples available

50% time reduction when stripping due to unique CFRIP technology

Control cable  
Control cables

Bending radii up to 4xd

Shielded / Unshielded

Jacket materials: PVC, PUR or TPE


Bending radii up to 10xd

Jacket material: TPE

Servo cables  
Servo cables

Bending radii up to 7,5xd

Total shield with optimised braiding angle

Jacket materials: PVC or PUR

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Control, data, bus, fibre optic, measuring system, servo and motor cables

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Tested on a floor area of 2,750 m²!

Two billion annual test cycles for guaranteed safety against failure.

Application examples

Pick and place machine

Harnessed energy chain systems and chainflex® special cables ensure the operational reliability of this pick and place machines. 400 million strokes are required, which corresponds to around seven years of continuous operation.

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Large machining centres

chainflex® measuring system cables in these large machining centres ensure long-term faultless operation.

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Mechanical engineering

Metal-free fibre optic cables from igus® are deployed in automated medicine storage facilities because they carry volumes of data quickly and error-free for years on end.

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Ship unloader

These ship unloaders each with a travel of 441m provide for a reduction in tensile forces by around 75%.

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