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Save installation space and gain design freedom with chainflex® control cables

Absolutely cost-efficient control cables with up to 20% smaller outer diameter and reduced bend radius

The cables were not optimised for small bend radii but are thinner and can therefore be used in smaller radii. And yet tested as always in the chainflex laboratory and with 36-month guarantee.

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This reduction in installation space was achieved by changing from PVC core insulation to TPE core insulation. This design feature not only saves the installation space in the chain, but also reduces the radius of the e-chain with the same bending factor. This new generation of chainflex control cables is therefore particularly suitable for applications such as in wood/stone processing or in machine tool construction. 

Tech up

Tech up

  • 20% smaller outer diameter for thinner cable
  • smaller bend radius

Cost down

Cost down

  • Saving of installation space
  • Use of smaller, and therefore more cost-effective chain 
  • Reduction of harnessing work due to absence of the need for filler material
  • 36-month (or 5 million double strokes) chainflex guarantee
  • Reduce process costs with igus online tools



  • UL approval with new UL Style
  • Tested in the chainflex test laboratory
  • Predictable online in the chainflex service life calculator
  • UL verified: confirmed by external testing institution



  • Conservation of resources by dispensing with filler material
  • Delivery in feet-precise desired length without waste or residual stock

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20% smaller outer diameter

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UL certification

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5 million double strokes guaranteed

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CF880/CF881: PVC outer jacket for high cost efficiency

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CF890/CF891: iguPUR outer jacket for oil-resistance

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36-month guarantee

Why chainflex®? Because our control cables reduce costs & improve technology

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Electrotechnically equivalent energy chain cables with core cross section of 4x1.5mm²

  • Control cable CF880, bend radius 12.5xd and PVC outer jacket: low-cost version
  • Control cable CF5, smaller bend radius 6.8 xd with PVC outer jacket and oil resistance: greater technical advantage leads to slightly higher price per metre
  • Control cable CF98, cable resistant to oil/organic oil, with TPE outer jacket and a bend radius of only 4xd: higher price due to greater technical advantage

Benefit from our variety of cables. From low-cost solutions with PVC outer jacket to high-end TPE cables. Everything in line with our motto: Cost down, life up!

chainflex product data sheets

Product data sheets

Please feel free to read all details and specifications of the latest generation of chainflex M cables here. In our product data sheets you will not only find all the facts once again, but also sectional views and core markings for each individual cable.

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36 month chainflex guarantee

chainflex guarantee

We issue a 36-month guarantee on our cables with confidence, as we are able to make reliable predictions about the service life of our cables due to over 30 years of experience and 700 concurrently undertaken experiments in our 3,800 m² test laboratory.

Ready-to-connect cables

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Offering around 4,600 harnessed motor, servo, signal and encoder cables in accordance with 24 manufacturer standards, igus is the world's No. 1 when it comes to harnessed cables for use in energy chains. With 7 cable qualities, we always offer the most cost-effective drive cable that works.

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Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Don Nester

Chainflex® Product Manager


Customer Service:

Monday to Friday from 8 am - 8 pm