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The right cable at the push of a button; The chainflex product finder

Shery George | 7 May 2022

It had to be exactly this rain jacket. This yellow. The waterproof version. Not repellent, but tight. I knew the specifications very well. The requirements were so clear to me that I could search specifically. I didn’t feel like having long conversations with sales people. It is much quicker to do it online. Type it […]

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Oil resistance for cables and cables

Shery George | 28 January 2022

Cables must always be selected according to the application and the external conditions. These include weather conditions, extreme or ambient temperature and also contact with oils. The oil resistance of cables is often indispensable. We shall clarify more background on the subject in today’s post. Why oil-resistant? Oils can damage plastics and also the materials of a […]

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Zigzag e-chain modules: providing energy for vertical applications

Shery George | 29 September 2021

    For applications that require vertical cable management, especially those with space constraints, the zigzag energy e-chain modules from igus® have proven to be particularly successful.  Standard zigzag energy chain modules are available from igus®, offering a space-saving and cost-effective solution for applications requiring vertically moving cable management.  Ideal for stage technology, cranes, telescopic antennae etc, this innovative solution was previously only available […]

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Why do we need energy chains in engineering applications?

Shery George | 29 September 2021

Energy chains are often called by other names, such as drag chains and cable carriers. Fundamentally this is what they are. These chain systems are designed to guide and protect cables and hoses carrying energy, data and liquid safely. The goal is to ensure an uninterrupted supply. Many moving parts within a machine need to have a power source supplied […]

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How a new path began at Ethernet

Shery George | 14 September 2021

It’s been over 5 years since I talked to other product managers about how Ethernet is evolving in the industry. CAT7 as a cable for the e-chain was a big topic at the time. The idea was to bring SPE technology from the car to the industry. Of course, a lot had to be created […]

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The difference between a servo cable and a motor cable?

Vishaka Upreti | 10 May 2021

Electrical engineering is often concerned with motor cables as well as servo cables. But what is exactly the difference between a servo cable and a motor cable? And can I use a servo cable to connect a normal three-phase motor? What exactly are the differences? The fact is that both cables are designed to supply a motor with […]

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Hard or soft cable for e- chains: which is best?

Vishaka Upreti | 12 April 2021

No matter whether you call it an energy chain, e-chain or a drag chain, it also does not matter whether cables have Flexible Dynamic (FD), highly flexible (HF) or “chain” in the name. It is not the name that matters, but rather the function and durability. So, which is best? A “hard” or a “soft” […]

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Why do cables have different colours?

Vishaka Upreti | 29 March 2021

The market is full of countless cables. And they all have different colours. “A colourful bouquet full of safety” so to speak. But why do cables have different colours anyway? The cable structure and different colours In view of the different colouring of cables, we look at the outer jacket and the individual cores inside the cable. […]

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What are chainflex cables for motion and what advantages do our cables offer?

Vishaka Upreti | 2 December 2020

A wide range of cable types with different jacket materials ensures a high reliability in energy chains. igus chainflex cables withstand various applications with tremendous speed and acceleration, long travels and most unfavorable surrounding conditions. Our cables meet all RoHS II and REACH requirements that are currently valid, as well as every standard in electromagnetic […]

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