e-spool flex for continuous panel feed in industrial robots

Published on: 21st January 2021

A control panel forms the robot’s control centre. If it is to be used flexibly, its cable must be not only several metres long, but also movable and safely stowed. To this end, igus has developed the e-spool flex. The new igus cable reel has no slip ring, so it can even supply bus signals with no interruptions. The cable can also be easily retrofitted into the system. These advantages won ARAGON over. It offers a complete cable set, consisting of e-spool flex with a standard cable and a pre-assembled panel mount, as a service for its industrial robots.


Video: ready-to-connect cables soldered to a high quality with advanced soldering stations at igus

Published on: 8th January 2021

High-end equipment and technically trained personnel enable optimum soldering results even with manual work The new soldering stations at igus ensure reproducible and high-quality soldering results. At the same time, they simplify the work of trained personnel and increase throughput times in production. (Source: igus GmbH) Ready-to-connect harnessed and quality-checked cables within three to five […]


motion plastics to go: igus opens pick-up station for contactless collection

Published on: 7th January 2021

Order goods, pick them up yourself and install them directly: igus GmbH is now offering the new “motion plastics to go” service. With on-site pick-up, customers can easily and safely access their choice of more than 230,000 tribo-polymer components from stock. Due to the contactless transfer, the important hygiene and distance rules are observed.


Seven in one go: new chainflex series saves 35 per cent cable costs in Top Drives

Published on: 17th December 2020

igus has developed the e-loop especially for hanging installations in extremely challenging applications, such as deep drilling rigs. The extremely robust energy chain system safely guides cables vertically and is already replacing more and more service loops worldwide. With the new CFSPECIAL.5 series, there is now also the matching igus cable range for the e-loop. A combination of seven chainflex cables makes cost savings of 35 per cent possible.


New chainflex IO-Link cables ensure reliable communication even under torsion

Published on: 3rd December 2020

The IO-Link technology enables users to communicate quickly and easily with their sensors and actuators. The cables for IO-Link must withstand the highest stresses in the energy chain and torsion on the robot. igus has now developed two new cables for this purpose. They convince with a tested service life of 22 million strokes in test 4869. At the same time, they are 32 per cent more cost-effective than currently available alternatives.