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Cable carriers and cables for touch-free car wash

Working at the car wash

A leader in the car wash industry provides its customers with self-service, automatic, tunnel system and freestanding car wash systems.
One of the manufacturer’s most popular machines is a touch-free car wash, which uses state-of-the-art software to clean cars of all sizes and styles, including dual-size trucks and full-size Hummers.

Car wash  
Car wash  


The car wash is equipped with energy chain cable carriers and chainflex® continuous-flex cables from igus®. The energy chain cable carriers used are from the E4/4 family, which is extremely robust and resistant against water pressure and rough weathering. The energy chain cable carrier manages and protects chainflex® CF140 US, a continuous-flex control cable responsible for powering the car wash.


Both the cable carrier and continuous-flex cable function despite dirt, sand, and grit, as well as temperatures ranging between 20 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. The manufacturer also chose to work with igus® because the price was competitive, the sales support excellent, and service life increased.


Currently, the company is using energy chain cable carriers and chainflex® continuous-flex cables on five to six machines per year and is hoping to increase that to between 50 and 60 in the near future.


The touch-free car wash is designed to be completely maintenance-free for a full five-year period - using igus®’ products to help accomplish this goal.

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