To suit the increasing demand for dynamic data transmission in production processes, the continuous-flex cable experts at igus have increased their line of Ethernet cables to a total of 30 across a range of seven price points. Now, a cost-effective chainflex Ethernet cable is available for a wide range of applications.
“No matter what the required mechanical and electrical performance,” explained Don Nester, chainflex cable product manager at igus Inc., “users can count on reliable, tried-and-tested cables and select the most cost-effective cable for their unique application.”
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, inexpensive 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.