Simply off the roll: new chainflex cable box saves 84 per cent shipping costs

Published on: 9th October 2020

With the chainflex CASE, users can quickly and cost-effectively set up a space-saving storage system for reel goods

With the chainflex CASE, customers can quickly set up their own storage facility, re-order cables using the QR code and save 84 per cent of shipping costs. (Source: igus GmbH)

Simply off the roll: new chainflex cable box saves 84 per cent shipping costs
With the chainflex CASE, users can quickly and cost-effectively set up a space-saving storage system for reel goods

igus has developed a new logistics solution for its special energy chain cables. With the chainflex CASE, the user directly saves several times over, because instead of delivery by a courier, the cable now comes by parcel service in a secure stackable box. This significantly reduces both shipping and storage costs. The cable can be unreeled straight from the box and cut to the desired length. A QR code on the chainflex CASE ensures that the cable can be re-ordered quickly.

From now on they are delivered in a box by a parcel deliverer – the igus chainflex cables as reel goods: with the chainflex CASE, igus has developed a special logistics solution for its sold by the metre products. Instead of the usual delivery of the reel goods on a pallet by a courier, igus now delivers its cables in a new 50x45x40 centimetre box by parcel service. “In this way, customers can save up to 84 per cent of shipping costs”, explains Andreas Muckes, Head of Product Management chainflex cables. But the chainflex CASE offers even more practical advantages. The boxes are not only easy to ship, they are also stackable, so a customised storage facility can be set up quickly at the construction site. The chainflex CASE is also a practical solution for companies that do not have the capacity for large and expensive cable storage and so store their cables on normal shelves. The cables are protected and can be easily unreeled straight from the box by means of a specially designed drum. Additional handling effort and costs for a pallet lifter, a cable de-reeler or a trestle are a thing of the past. “As the box is made entirely of corrugated cardboard, it is extremely light, yet robust and also easy to recycle”, says Andreas Muckes.

60 per cent faster re-ordering
But what to do when the drum is empty? igus has also come up with something for this. There is a QR code on each box that leads you straight to igus’ online shop. This means that the cable can be re-ordered with just a few clicks, without having to search for the type designation for a long time.
The new chainflex CASE is offered by igus for its control, data, bus, servo, measuring system and motor cables, directly from stock and without minimum quantity. The maximum length of the cables is 200 metres with a maximum weight of 70 kilograms. All igus cables are specifically designed for use in the energy chain and tested in the 3,800 square metre laboratory. The customer receives a 36-month guarantee on the cables, unique in the industry.

The video shows how easy it is to handle the chainflex CASE:
www.igus.eu/CF-case-video

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