chainflex® continuous flex cable applications

Tested and proven


igus® developed chainflex® continuous flex cables in the 1980s after an increase in the demands of automation technology meant guided cables often failed, despite the cable carrier continuing to function perfectly.

In some cases, failures caused by "corkscrews" and core ruptures brought entire production lines to a halt and resulted in high costs.

In order to find a solution to this unsatisfactory situation for its customers, igus® decided to take the initiative and create unique cable-design principles to help prevent machine downtimes in factories throughout the world.

Application examples

Indoor and outdoor cranes

These indoor cranes work in very high temperatures, while the outdoor cranes withstand severe coastal weather.

Indoor and outdoor cranes    

No cable breakage

chainflex® continuous-flex cables eliminated problems with cable breakage.

No cable breakage    

Service life clearly enhanced

Since switching to chainflex® continuous-flex CF9 and CF10 control cables, service life has dramatically increased.

Service life clearly enhanced    

LED screen at Victory Plaza in Dallas

Temperature-resistant cables and cable carriers mean the larger-than-life size LED screen at Victory Plaza in Dallas functions despite heat, sun, rain and snow.

LED screen at Victory Plaza in Dallas    

flizz® sewage treatment plant

flizz® cable carrier system including and chainflex® cables instead of a cable drum. Smooth operation at this sewage treatment plant since 2000.

flizz® sewage treatment plant    

Subway train door

chainflex® CF98 control cables used in the pneumatically operated passenger doors on subway trains.

Subway train door    

Stacking unit for phosphorous screens

chainflex® CF98 used in stacking unit for phosphorous screens

Stacking unit for phosphorous screens    

Roller cable carriers for a composting plant

These roller cable carriers and chainflex® cables operate despite extreme conditions in this compost plant

Roller cable carriers for a composting plant    

Furniture factory

chainflex® control cables have to be flexible enough to cope with 14-hour work days on this leather-cutting machine.

Furniture factory    

Woodworking machining center

Pre-assembled readychain® cable carriers for woodworking machinery.

Woodworking machining center    

Turning-and-grinding machine

This machining center uses seven cable carrier systems, two of which are fully pre-assembled readychains®.

Turning-and-grinding machine    

Amusement park ride

Amusement park ride    

Ship-to-shore cranes cable carrier

12 ship-to-shore cranes in Asia equipped with energy chain® cable carriers and chainflex® cables

Ship-to-shore cranes cable carrier    

Micro flizz® in cold storage rooms

Micro flizz®: Quick and neat cable carrier system for high-speed roller door, including chainflex® cables

Micro flizz® in cold storage rooms    

Cable Carrier for Brickworks

Application of cable carriers and continuous-flex cables in tile factory

Cable Carrier for Brickworks    

readychain® pre-assembled cable carrier systems

Pre-harnessed cable carriers and cables for automated machinery

readychain® pre-assembled cable carrier systems     

Machining center

readychain® pre-harnessed cable carriers with chainflex® cables: from special design to standard model

Machining center    

Cable carrier -machining center

readychain® cable carrier systems using in a machining center

Cable carrier -machining center    

Woodworking machine tool

This company decided to use pre-assembled readychain® cable carriers in a new machine tool series.

Woodworking machine tool    

Ship-unloading crane - Malaysia

Close to 1,500 ft (441 m) travel and loads up to 2.5 tons on a ship-unloading crane in Malaysia.

Ship-unloading crane - Malaysia    

Ship loader

Wind and weather proof, energy chain® cable carrier and chainflex® cables on a ship loader at the Baltic Sea port of Wismar.

Ship loader    

Handling system

triflex® R multi-axis cable carriers and chainflex® cables are used on this robot handling system for circuit board handling in a clean room environment.

Handling system    

OpenHydro tidal turbine

This OpenHydro tidal turbine generates electrical power through the inflow and outflow of water.

OpenHydro tidal turbine    

Crash simulation robot

Very high accelerations proved an enormous challenge for the design engineers of this robot.

Crash simulation robot    

Automatic gates

Cable carriers and continuous-flex cables for belt-driven automatic gates

Automatic gates    

Underwater boring machine

This drill is used in extremely demanding offshore environments and uses continuous-flex cables from igus®

Underwater boring machine    

Dismantling tool for nuclear power plant decommissioning

Dismantling tool for nuclear power plant decommissioning

Dismantling tool for nuclear power plant decommissioning    

Car wash cable carrier

Touch-free car wash uses System E4/4 cable carriers and chainflex® CF140 US cables.

Car wash cable carrier    

Cable carrier applications

energy chain® application examples by industry and cable carrier design.

Cable carrier applications    
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