igus® is a leading manufacturer of flexible cables that are built to work in tandem with plug-in connectors for direct connection to electric drives and motors. Customers have the option to purchase either chainflex® bulk cable that can be connected to their existing motor drives, or readycable® pre-assembled cables with industrial connectors built similar to 20+ manufacturer standards.
Movement by electric drives is necessary for cables that use electrical energy from the power grid or from a battery that is converted into mechanical energy. Motor drive cables are primarily the means of transport for electrical energy in cable carriers and used in various industries such as machine tools, automation and robotics, and for material handling machines in motion.
The most popular cable types used for drive technology applications are servo power, servo motor feedback and hybrid cables. At igus® we have optimized our servo cables for the motors that are operated on a VFD or even a converter. Today’s high-frequency-controlled drives and motors, known as Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), are demanding and technically sensitive. Servo motor feedback cables are required to transmit signals between the position sensors of servo motors and their control systems within industrial plants and machines. Lastly, hybrid cables are a combination of a servo and motor feedback cable for drive technology. They are typically used in servo drive systems, and supply the servo drive with energy and also send important information back to the control system.
igus® has been testing the service life of chainflex® cables for over 20 years within our 41,000 sq. ft. test laboratory located at our headquarters in Cologne, Germany, and all of our chainflex® cables are rigorously tested to earn a UL-verified mark based on our 36 month guarantee, lifetime calculator, and batch testing process.
Click here to learn more about our UL-verified guarantee. If you’d like to estimate the service life of a chainflex® cable to your unique specifications and requirements, use our service life calculator.
CF113.D servo motor feedback cables with PUR jacket and plug-in connectors are used in machining centers of the company WALDRICH COBURG GmbH. They have an improved cable and shield structure for a longer service life in cable carriers
Hybrid cables from the chainflex® product range are being used in the new flexible IMAGIC flex drilling systems. chainflex® hybrid cables from igus® guarantee a long service life and dependability in highly dynamic applications.
Machine-tool manufacturer Hartford from Taiwan has equipped its robotic machining centers of the AERO series with igus® harnessed cable carrier systems, which include cable carriers and oil-resistant chainflex® cables.
Our flexible cables are ideal for 20+ manufacturer standards. Browse the 3 most popular cables below for which we havelarge quantities of stock and lead times within 24-24 hours.