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Chainflex Cables Provide a Perfect Solution for a CNC Router Manufacturer and Its Customers

January 062006
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Igus® Inc., the leading developer of Energy Chain Systems®, Chainflex® continuous-flex cables and iglide® plastic bearing, today announced that Diversified Machine Systems (DMS), based out of Gainesville, Texas uses Chainflex cables on its CNC routers. The company manufactures and distributes custom-designed routers for a slew of different cutting applications. One of DMS’ main product lines is a five-axis CNC router that is available in four main styles.

Recently, DMS started searching for a new cable supplier for its five-axis routers. The cables employed on similar machines were breaking and causing downtime for end users. The company needed cables that could withstand heavy-duty applications, and at the same time possess high flexibility.

DMS’ search came to end when it discovered igus Inc.’s line of Chainflex continuous-flex cables. Chainflex eliminated the cable breakage some end-users were experiencing.

DMS employs three different types of Chainflex cable in its routers. Chainflex CF11, a data encoder cable, is used to transmit data signals to different parts of the router. Chainflex CF31 is used to supply power to the motor, while Chainflex CF140US is used for power on larger motors.

Mike Grover, a field engineer with DMS, vouched for the superior performance of Chainflex cables.

“We needed a flexible and heavy-duty cable. Chainflex was by far the best when looking at quality versus price,” said Grover. “We have reduced maintenance and downtime for our customers because of the flexibility of igus cables.”

Grover also noted the benefits of Chainflex extend to both DMS and the end user.

“As of yet, we haven’t been in the field to replace Chainflex and our customers are enjoying the worry-free operation of our machines.”

DMS has been an igus customer for almost two years and is extremely satisfied with Chainflex. The company intends to continue using igus cables on all of its CNC routers. To learn more about Diversified Machine Systems, visit www.dmicncrouter.com. To read more application stories and news releases, visit www.igus.com/applicationcorner/applicationcorner.asp.

About igus
Igus Inc., founded in 1985 and based in East Providence, R.I., develops and manufactures industry-leading plastic cable carriers, continuous-flex cables, plastic bearings and linear guide systems. With more than 28,000 products available from stock, the company meets the motion control and machinery component needs of customers worldwide. Product lines include Energy Chain Systems to protect and house moving cables, Chainflex continuous-flex cables, iglide self-lubricating, oil-free, plastic bearings, DryLin® linear guide systems and igubal® spherical bearings. For more information, contact igus at (800) 521-2747 or visit www.igus.com.

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