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igus introduces chainflex Ethernet cable for industrial applications

November 022016
igus introduces chainflex Ethernet cable for industrial applications

November 2, 2016 - To suit the increasing demand for dynamic data transmission in production processes, igus has increased their line of Ethernet cables to a total of 30 across a range of 7 price points. Now, a chainflex Ethernet cable is available for a wide range of applications.

All chainflex Ethernet cables are guaranteed for up to 36 months of reliable movement and data transfer thanks to the chainflex guarantee program, which guarantees  up to 10 million cycles of continuous-flex performance.

In static installations, standard Ethernet cables can be used. However, the service life of these cables is severely limited when utilized in moving applications. All cables under the chainflex name are specially designed to stand up to bending, flexing, or twisting applications in a range of environments. With special internal stranding to bend or twist for millions of cycles, along with high quality shielding, insulation, and jacketing, chainflex cables are continuously being tested in the massive igus laboratory in real-world application conditions, including 1 meter standard torsion tests and 6-axis robot cells. This special design and extensive testing allows igus customers to be certain that each chainflex cable will function at the highest level for the duration of its guaranteed service life.

About igus

igus develops industry-leading Energy Chain cable carriers, Chainflex Motion Cables, DryLin linear bearings and linear guides, iglide plastic bushings, and igubal spherical bearings. These seemingly unrelated products are linked together through a belief in making functionally advanced, yet affordable plastic components and assemblies. With plastic bearing experience since 1964, cable carrier experience since 1971 and Motion Cables since 1989, igus provides the right solution from over 100,000 products available from stock. 

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