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Easy cost reduction and resource savings

The new shipping drum for chainflex goods sold by the meter

The greatest potential is in the small details. The new chainflex® shipping drum allows you to save at multiple levels: 

  • Modular stackability reduces storage costs,
  • Direct unreeling from the shipping carton reduces handling costs,
  • And the reusability of the entire solution enhances environmental friendliness and reduces consumption of individual raw materials.

Specifically, this chainflex® storage logistics innovation consists of a clever shipping carton for cables sold by the metre that greatly simplifies the cable handling process. Despite its novelty, the carton can be shipped and delivered with the standard procedures, saving a great deal of money and resources for haulage. The shipment can then be placed directly at the use or storage location without additional intermediate steps because the cables sold by the metre can be unreeled directly from the packaging. Ideally, this would happen over several layers, since the chainflex® shipping drum is designed specially for modular stackability. And finally, the QR code on the shipping label can be used to re-order the desired goods online.  

chainflex® shipping drum

Tech up

Tech up

  • The label with QR code for the product page makes re-ordering 60% faster
  • Simple unreeling directly from the box
  • Simple storage - stack up to three boxes directly at the place of use

Cost down

Cost down

  • 84% more cost-effective with standard shipment
  • Delivery within one to two business days with standard delivery
  • No storage ssytem or drum unreeler necessary



Online cost comparison: $3.20 with standard shipping compared to $20.00 with a haulage company



  • Standard shipment conserves resources
  • Manufactured from reusable materials
  • Learn more about the igus contribution to Sustainability

Introduction of the new chainflex CASE at the igus trade show stand in Cologne

7 types of waste

Reduce waste with the chainflex® shipping drum

Lean management is an approach to continuous process optimisation. It includes the efficient design of the entire value chain. Using various methods, procedures and principles of thought, it pursues the goal of harmonising processes and producing a holistic production system without waste (lean production).
The focus is thereby on value-added activities for which the customer pays. In everyday work, however, actions that cannot contribute to the increase in value or even cause additional costs are performed. This is often the result of inefficient processes, which can lead to waiting times, unnecessary communication and complicated work steps, as can be seen in the adjacent diagram. This is where the new chainflex® shipping drum comes in, allowing the customer to focus on his value-adding activities.  

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Sold by the meter chainflex

The chainflex® cables are flexbile cables for moving applications in energy chains or for robot applications, fail-safe with a UL-verified 36-month guarantee. The chainflex® cables meet the requirements for EMC safety as well as the standards and guidelines such as UL, CSA, VDE, EAC, CTP, Interbus and Profibus.

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UL-verified 36 month guarantee

chainflex guarantee

In addition to the SPE cables, we give a 36-month guarantee on all our chainflex® cables with good faith, because with over 30 years of experience in our 3,800 m² large test laboratory and 700 parallel running test trials, we can make reliable predictions about the service life of our cables.

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Energy chains are mechanical machine elements. They are there to guide and protect energy, data and signals that have to withstand the most diverse environmental influences. The decisive factor here is the symbiosis of the components moving against each other.

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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