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igumid HT: chip-repellent material up to 1,562°F

Ideal for machine tool applications in the metalworking industry

igus® energy tubes are our fully enclosed cable carriers, which have been used on machine tools for over 20 years. Over time, we discovered that some applications - depending on the number, size and temperature of the metal chips - left behind scorch and melt marks. In response to this, so we developed a new material: igumid HT.

  • All E2 and E4 energy tubes from the standard range are available in this material
Industries:  Machine tools, steelworks, etc.
Shop dirt and chip-protected e-chains
e-chains with dirt and chip protection

Tested in the igus® laboratory

Only igumid HT can withstand up to 1,562°F

Just under one ounce of hot chips was applied to five different cable carrier materials in tests. igumid HT was the clear winner; chip repellent up to 1,562°F.
Comparison of temperature resistance  Quantity (g) of burnt-in chips depending on the temperature
Standard material igumid G: chips stick and burn in
igumid HT: no chips stick up to 1,562°F

Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Dan Thompson

Product Manager


Customer Service:

Monday to Friday from 8 am - 8 pm



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