New pair shielding for igus servo cables
Igus has produced a new pair shield for the chainflex servo cables of the CF 21, 27 and 29 series, ensuring maximum electromagnetic compatibility of the control pair and a faster shielding of the cable. This enables the user to save up to 30% of the processing time for the pair shield and therefore installation costs.
The CFRIP thread, an innovation introduced by igus in 2012, aids in stripping cables to connect a converter and drive. The tear-proof ripcord in the cable jacket makes the pulling easy, like a zipper, providing up to 50% faster cable stripping. The covered shielding increases the electromagnetic compatibility of the control pair and simplifies the connection of the pair shield.
Igus head of chainflex cables Rainer Rössel explains, “This special covering method significantly increases the service life of the servo cable families. We were able to prove this at the in-house test laboratory with more than 45 million strokes.”
The UL-approved igus servo cables of the CF21 series are available with a highly flexible, oil-resistant PVC jacket for high stressing capacity and the smallest bend radii in the energy chain of down to 7.5 x d.
The CF27 cable series with an oil-resistant PUR outer jacket is flame-retardant and has the EAC and CTP certificate for the Russian market, whereas the CF29 cable with a TPE outer jacket is suitable for applications with a bend radius of down to 6.8 x d, even at extreme temperatures of -35 to +100°C.
All 1,350 or more chainflex cables which are available from Treotham, are tested by igus in the 2,750 square metre in-house test laboratory. This makes igus the only manufacturer on the market to offer a 36-month guarantee on its entire cable range.