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chainflex® cables show no wear even after 222.776 cycles

Technical details

Series: E4-112-32-350-0-ESD
Length [mm]: 21670
Travel [mm]: 40000
Additional load [lb/ft]: 1716.20
Speed [ft/s]: 3.28
Acceleration [ft/s2]: 6.56
Temperature [°F]: RT Duration: 10 days

In order to be able to make a statement about the behavior of cables in a vertically suspended energy chain, igus® GmbH from Cologne investigated the facts in its in-house test laboratory. To this end, four chainflex® cables were tested for 10 days in a series-E4 energy chain with a (different) travel distance of 16 feet. After the test and 222,776 completed test cycles, no appreciable wear on the cables was found. On the basis of this test, the following statements can be made:

The cables must be fully installed in the right way so that they do not become stuck in curves or become tangled with each other

There should be two strain relief elements with a maximum of two cables per clamp (CFXL) in order to prevent the cables from shifting out of place

The use of cables with a TPE outer jacket is recommended.

E4 test

Test along the outer radius

E4 test

Test along the inner radius

E4 test

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Test laboratory for energy chains

More than three billion test cycles per year are carried out at a total of 180 testing stations.