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Five times the distance: world’s first cable for hanging applications suitable for SEW-EURODRIVE

Published on: 13th March 2023

Machines have to work reliably around the clock in such areas as material handling. Warehouses are getting bigger, and increasing mast heights mean high demands on the cables. To ensure trouble-free operation even in demanding hanging applications, igus has developed the CFSPECIAL.192 hybrid cable. It is the only cable on the market specifically for hanging applications in e-chains, suitable for SEW-EURODRIVE’s MOVILINK DDI. A high-tensile aramid support element in the cable jacket allows mast heights five times that of standard cables.


Still more choice: two new hybrid cables from igus suitable for Bosch Rexroth and Siemens

Published on: 12th January 2023

Energy and data transmission bundled in one cable: hybrid technology is gaining acceptance among more and more drive manufacturers. In view of this ongoing trend, igus is expanding its chainflex cable portfolio with two new hybrid cables: one is the CF280.UL.H401 with PUR jacket suitable for the modular drive system ctrlX DRIVE from Bosch Rexroth for synchronous servo motors of the MS2N series. The other is the proven hybrid cable for Siemens SINAMICS S210 drives, now with PVC outer jacket.


Detect cable stress at an early stage and more precisely than ever before with i.Sense CF.D

Published on: 2nd December 2022

Maintaining heavily used and hard-to-reach bus cables faster than ever is what i.Sense CF.D, the igus monitoring module, can do – and nothing else in the world can. The module automatically recognises the positions of stressed areas in a cable and shows them very precisely in metres. The new optical status display now enables users to intervene quickly in a targeted manner, avoiding time-consuming and costly troubleshooting.


New compact igus cables guarantee 100 million double strokes – more than any other cable in the world

Published on: 17th November 2022

igus is continuously improving in order to optimise our customers’ moving applications. The specialist for moving cables has now refined its successful chainflex control cable series. CF98.PLUS and CF99.PLUS are the only cables on the market that are guaranteed to handle over 100 million double strokes or that can be used in energy chains with the tiny radii of 3xd.


Ready-to-connect igus hybrid cables save installation space, weight and construction time

Published on: 12th September 2022

Save installation space and weight with just one cable for power and data: it’s easy with harnessed igus readycable hybrid cables. New to the range are ready-to-connect cables suitable for SEW-EURODRIVE with MOVILINK DDI and Siemens SINAMICS S210 with OCC. In addition to PUR, the latter is also available with an outer jacket made of cost-effective PVC. Macros for the EPLAN Electric P8 software speed up cable planning by around 50%.


More organised in a small space with the new chainflex CASE S cable box from igus

Published on: 6th September 2022

In order to be able to store and transport as much as possible in a small space, better and better logistics solutions are being sought for cable drums. Thanks to the new chainflex CASE S from igus, lack of space in the warehouse is a thing of the past. The cable box is an addition to the larger CASE M, and also allows easy unwinding of cables directly from the box – even while on the move. With the smaller CASE S, storage and transport is now easier still. After all, customers save 50% of storage space while retaining 100% of the benefits.


Energy and data combined in new igus hybrid cable for SEW motors

Published on: 19th August 2021

Small, compact and fast: these are the demands on the new generations of motors. To this end, more and more drive manufacturers are turning to hybrid technology to save space. Therefore, igus has now expanded its range of hybrid cables with a new cable especially for SEW motors with the MOVILINK DDI interface. Users in the material handling industry, for example, can rely on a durable cable specifically developed for e-chain applications.


Advancing developments: igus honoured as SPE Network Pioneer Member

Published on: 22nd April 2021

Single Pair Ethernet is currently one of the biggest trend topics in the field of data communication in order to be able to communicate with even the smallest sensors. In addition to compact connectors, slim cables are also in demand. For this purpose, igus has developed a highly flexible Single Pair Ethernet cable especially for dynamic use in the energy chain, and now also offers it harnessed as a ready-to-connect and tested readycable. To further advance the research of the technology, igus joined the SPE Industrial Partner Network in 2019 and has now received the “PIONEER Member” award.


FastConnect cable from igus reduces harnessing time by 46 per cent

Published on: 22nd April 2021

igus now offers a new chainflex Profinet cable for fast cable harnessing in the field. For this purpose, igus relies on FastConnect technology, which ensures that the cable can be stripped easily in just a few steps. This allows assembly time to be reduced by 46 per cent. At the same time, the new Profinet cable has a long service life, especially in dynamic use in the energy chain, and a guarantee of up to 36 months.


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.