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How to guide multiple cables securely for 200 full turns

How to guide multiple cables securely for 200 full turns
The igus twisterband range has further extended its reach by providing compact horizontal rotations of up to 7,000°, which is nearly 200 full-turns, and vertical rotations of 3,000°. At speeds of up to 180°/sec, that is 30 full-turns in a minute.
5th September 2019

New material optimises insulation for chainflex VFD and servo cables

New material optimises insulation for chainflex VFD and servo cables
The trend for variable frequency drives (VFDs) is moving towards more compact drives with the same or a higher performance level than their predecessors. The more compact design of the motors can result in higher temperatures within the system, compared to larger ranges of the same motors. The result is that the cable heats up via the connector contacts.
27th August 2019

New chainflex hybrid cables for SEW and Siemens motors

New chainflex hybrid cables for SEW and Siemens motors
A new hybrid cable for SEW and Siemens motors has been developed by igus, the CF280.UL.H, which is designed for use for use in energy chains. Engineers working in intralogistics, machine tool construction or the automotive industry have the added benefit of purchasing the chainflex cable with a 36-month guarantee, either bought by the metre or supplied as a ready-to-connect readycable.
22nd August 2019


Ethernet robot cable enables fast and reliable communication

Ethernet robot cable enables fast and reliable communication
A family of Ethernet/CAT5 chainflex cables, the CFROBOT8.PLUS, have been introduced by igus and designed specifically for 6-axis robots. Suitable for torsion angles up to ±360°, the cables have been tested in-house for several years and remain running fault-free for more than 15 million cycles.
7th August 2019

Drylin delta robot is now on tour up and down the country

Drylin delta robot is now on tour up and down the country
With live performances at business venues up and dow­­­­n the UK and Ireland the igus drylin delta robot is now officially on tour. It has already visited Aberdeen and Bristol and, in Ireland, Dublin and Galway but fear not – further dates the next three months are scheduled in the East Midlands, Gloucestershire, Wales and the South East.
24th July 2019

Services with online shop for connectors expanded

Services with online shop for connectors expanded
  If cables are to be harnessed, finding the matching connector is relatively easy. Unfortunately, they are often not available from the manufacturer in such small quantities. igus now offers an additional service with its new online connector shop.  
12th July 2019

Chainflex CAT5e and CAT6 cables with cleanroom approval

Chainflex CAT5e and CAT6 cables with cleanroom approval
igus has introduced chainflex CAT5e (CFBUS.LB.045) and CAT6 (CFBUS.LB.049) cables with Fraunhofer IPA approval for cleanroom class 1. In tests, with a bending radius of 6.6 x d, the Ethernet cables completed over 24 million double-strokes without failure.
9th July 2019

Maintenance-free e-chain solutions offer long service life

Maintenance-free e-chain solutions offer long service life
E-chains from bearing specialist igus, are used in warehouses all over the world, from pallet storage to automated small parts stores. And, when it comes to other intralogistics machines and equipment, igus aims to find the best possible solution using energy chains, cables and iglidur plastic bearings.
29th May 2019

E2 energy chain increases service life for hydraulic hoses

E2 energy chain increases service life for hydraulic hoses
Special challenges require innovative solutions. This applies to the extendable support legs on many construction vehicles, such as concrete pump trucks or mobile cranes. Here, the safe guidance of hydraulic hoses and cables is critical as they supply the continuous power to the equipment, even under high mechanical stress and tough environmental conditions.
21st May 2019

Service life calculator now integrated into readycable product finder

Service life calculator now integrated into readycable product finder
igus extends its readycable product finder online tool with integrated service life calculator to predict the lifetime of the cable. The tool enables designers, looking for highly flexible drive cables for energy chains, to select the required cable, from more than 4200 cable types, according to 24 manufacturer standards.
17th May 2019

CAT5e and CAT6 cables for use in e-chains

CAT5e and CAT6 cables for use in e-chains
CAT5e or CAT6 cables are vital for the implementation of Industry 4.0 in automation around the world. The new igus chainflex CFBUS.045 (CAT5e) and CFBUS.049 (CAT6) Ethernet cables, have earned an enhanced UL listed mark for use in North America at 600V.
13th May 2019

Plastic clamp concept designed energy chains on cobots

Plastic clamp concept designed energy chains on cobots
Collaborative robots, or cobots, are mainly used as assistants in simple or interactive activities and, in contrast to large and fast industrial robots, work hand in hand with humans. That is why cobot and industrial robot service engineers are already using igus' multi-axis round triflex R e-chains. In addition to conventional metal clamps for industrial robots, igus has developed new plastic mounting clamps that attach the energy chain to the robotic arm both quickly and easily.
25th March 2019

Chainflex CF8821 data cable for e-chains has guaranteed service life

Chainflex CF8821 data cable for e-chains has guaranteed service life
The CF8821 data cable has been introduced by igus as a cost-effective alternative to standard chainflex cable for builders of equipment with low duty cycles, such as adjustment devices, encoder units, and wood or stone processing machines. With the new series, machine builders can save up to 30% cost and still get a cable with UL approval.
22nd January 2019

Ready-to-connect readychain reduces assembly times

Ready-to-connect readychain reduces assembly times
Hartford uses fully-assembled energy chain systems from igus in its robotic machining centres. This cuts out many process steps for the manufacturer, reducing assembly time from several weeks to just half a day. Another benefit for Hartford is that when it orders readychain from igus, it is from a single source and delivered onsite fully tested.
23rd November 2018

Guides cables effortlessly in complex kinetic sculpture

Guides cables effortlessly in complex kinetic sculpture
Standing at a height of four metres, a new highly complex control, audio and power cable management system has been introduced by igus that challenges for a new work of art. The solution: e-spool from igus ensures reliable cable feed in a confined space even under the toughest of time pressures. It was quick to install, and easy to maintain and operate.
19th November 2018

Dresspack configurator for virtually every industrial robot

Dresspack configurator for virtually every industrial robot
  The new online dresspack configurator from igus enables engineers to quickly find the right system based around the triflex R energy chain. Easy to install and fill, this multi-axis energy chain protects moving cables and hoses on robots and thus increases service life in operation.
16th November 2018

Robotic arm lowers price barrier for simple automation

Robotic arm lowers price barrier for simple automation
With robolink DCi from igus, machine builders and production engineers can automate simple pick and place and assemble tasks without the associated high price tag. It is a complete automation package consisting of robotic arm and controller for intuitive operation. Suitable for lifting parts weighing up to 1kg with an accuracy of ±0.5mm.
16th November 2018

Service robots at a low price

Service robots at a low price
With the introduction of a new low-cost robotic concept from igus, simple tasks can now be automated easily with a relatively quick ROI. Under the name ReBeL, the new wave-driven joint differs fundamentally from the previous robolink models: Instead of stepper motors, brushless DC (BLDC) motors are used.
14th September 2018

Automation made easy with robolink Apiro modular

Automation made easy with robolink Apiro modular
The new modular motion system from igus, robolink Apiro, which enables design engineers to develop low cost automation systems, has been announced. Consisting of three lubrication-free worm gears for standard movement, inverted movement and linear movement, the system can be configured to perform simple linear motion to complex humanoid and animatronic robotic tasks.
17th August 2018

Desert SolarBuggy has chainflex cables on board

Desert SolarBuggy has chainflex cables on board
For two years now, students from the University of Bochum in Germany have been developing and constructing a solar-powered off-road vehicle. The team of 16 students wants its SolarBuggy, called Froggee, to be completely self-sufficient while ensuring that it can cope with the toughest conditions without problems.
25th July 2018


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