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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

igus® locks

74% stronger cross bars with igus® locks

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

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

Noise test

Noise testing on P4 profile roller e-chain®

Rigid mounting brackets

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

Tensile testing with energy chains in oil

Tensile testing with energy chains in oil

Cleanroom tests

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

Test 2233 - CF5.10.25

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

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?

e-chain® series E6-1 is extremely quiet

e-chain® series E6-1 is extremely quiet

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

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

Test of e-chain® E4

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

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igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsibushi, NUM,Parker, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention in this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH