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The large igus® e-chain® test lab

Reducing costs while guaranteeing the highest possible process reliability: only those who invest considerable resources into testing and research, such as igus®, can successfully address these competing requirements. The largest test lab in the industry conducts more than 3 billion test cycles annually on a total of 180 test stations.
Our mechanical engineering components pass the litmus test presented by production, because they have already passed this test before leaving the igus® warehouse.

energy chain® and cable test lab

Better products, but more affordable – a key ingredient: igus® research and development.

 
Seal testing

Seal testing in the big chip drum

 
Endurance testing

Endurance testing on moving cables

 
Media resistance testing

Media resistance testing on cables

 
Bending/braking tests

Bending/braking tests of e-chains®

 
Cold tests

Cold tests in climatic test cabinets as low as -40°F

 
Tribological property

Tribological property testing on plain bearings

 
Chip tests in the igus® lab

Chip tests in the igus® lab prove the tremendous chip-proof properties of the new RX tube, by hot chips too

 

Details of current tests

e-tube R4-38L

igus® plastic e-tube R4-38L vs. competitor's closed energy chain made of metal

e-tube R4-38L    

Offshore comparison test

Offshore energy chain for use on the seabed

Offshore comparison test    

igus® locks

74% stronger cross bars with igus® locks

igus® locks    

Oil test with e-chains®

Ranging from metal chips to wood dust and fluids: we have the right solution for your energy supply system.

Oil test with e-chains®    

Tensile and breaking test of the largest plastic e-chain®

The standard test machines are not strong enough to break the E4-350.

Tensile and breaking test of the largest plastic e-chain®    

Noise test

Noise testing on P4 profile roller e-chain®

Noise test    

Rigid mounting brackets

Absorption of maximum bending torque on rigid mounting brackets, so that these function reliably even when exposed to lateral acceleration.

Rigid mounting brackets    

Series P4

Series P4 - endurance runner for long travels at high speeds.

Series P4    

Tensile testing with energy chains in oil

Tensile testing with energy chains in oil

Tensile testing with energy chains in oil    

Cable wear virtually halved

Interior separation in e-chains®: Cable wear virtually halved under the toughest conditions.

Cable wear virtually halved    

Cleanroom tests

Cleanroom tests: Preliminary "cleanroom" test at the igus® lab

Cleanroom tests    

Test 2233 - CF5.10.25

Control cable CF5.10.25 survives more than 41 million double strokes with 25% lower bending.

Test 2233 - CF5.10.25    

Lighter energy chain with less sag

Lighter energy chain with less sag

Lighter energy chain with less sag    

Comparison of unsupported length

How does the unsupported length of the igus® e-chains® Series E2-15 and 08 differ under load?

Comparison of unsupported length    

e-chain® series E6-1 is extremely quiet

e-chain® series E6-1 is extremely quiet

e-chain® series E6-1 is extremely quiet    

Test report - e-spool

The requirements regarding the permissible volume of noise produced by moving products in the stage area are very high.

Test report - e-spool    

Comparison test: E4-42, E4-48L and 3500

e-chain comparison test: E4-42, E4-48L and 3500

Comparison test: E4-42, E4-48L and 3500    

Test of e-chain® E4

chainflex® cables show no wear even after 222,776 cycles

Test of e-chain® E4