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chainflex® continuous flex cable applications

Tested and proven


igus® developed chainflex® continuous flex cables in the 1980s after an increase in the demands of automation technology meant guided cables often failed, despite the cable carrier continuing to function perfectly.

In some cases, failures caused by "corkscrews" and core ruptures brought entire production lines to a halt and resulted in high costs.

In order to find a solution to this unsatisfactory situation for its customers, igus® decided to take the initiative and create unique cable-design principles to help prevent machine downtimes in factories throughout the world.


Application examples

Indoor and outdoor cranes

These indoor cranes work in very high temperatures, while the outdoor cranes withstand severe coastal weather.

No cable breakage

chainflex® continuous-flex cables eliminated problems with cable breakage.

Service life clearly enhanced

Since switching to chainflex® continuous-flex CF9 and CF10 control cables, service life has dramatically increased.

LED screen at Victory Plaza in Dallas

Temperature-resistant cables and cable carriers mean the larger-than-life size LED screen at Victory Plaza in Dallas functions despite heat, sun, rain and snow.

flizz® sewage treatment plant

flizz® cable carrier system including and chainflex® cables instead of a cable drum. Smooth operation at this sewage treatment plant since 2000.

Subway train door

chainflex® CF98 control cables used in the pneumatically operated passenger doors on subway trains.

Stacking unit for phosphorous screens

chainflex® CF98 used in stacking unit for phosphorous screens

Roller cable carriers for a composting plant

These roller cable carriers and chainflex® cables operate despite extreme conditions in this compost plant

Furniture factory

chainflex® control cables have to be flexible enough to cope with 14-hour work days on this leather-cutting machine.

Woodworking machining center

Pre-assembled readychain® cable carriers for woodworking machinery.

Turning-and-grinding machine

This machining center uses seven cable carrier systems, two of which are fully pre-assembled readychains®.

Amusement park ride

Ship-to-shore cranes cable carrier

12 ship-to-shore cranes in Asia equipped with energy chain cable carriers and chainflex® cables

Micro flizz® in cold storage rooms

Micro flizz®: Quick and neat cable carrier system for high-speed roller door, including chainflex® cables

Cable Carrier for Brickworks

Application of cable carriers and continuous-flex cables in tile factory

readychain® pre-assembled cable carrier systems

Pre-harnessed cable carriers and cables for automated machinery

Machining center

readychain® pre-harnessed cable carriers with chainflex® cables: from special design to standard model

Cable carrier -machining center

readychain® cable carrier systems using in a machining center

Woodworking machine tool

This company decided to use pre-assembled readychain® cable carriers in a new machine tool series.

Container Crane: Malaysia

Close to 1,500 ft (441 m) travel and loads up to 2.5 tons on a container crane in Malaysia.

Ship loader

Wind and weather proof, energy chain cable carrier and chainflex® cables on a ship loader at the Baltic Sea port of Wismar.

Handling system

triflex® R multi-axis cable carriers and chainflex® cables are used on this robot handling system for circuit board handling in a clean room environment.

OpenHydro tidal turbine

This OpenHydro tidal turbine generates electrical power through the inflow and outflow of water.

Crash simulation robot

Very high accelerations proved an enormous challenge for the design engineers of this robot.

Automatic gates

Cable carriers and continuous-flex cables for belt-driven automatic gates

Underwater boring machine

This drill is used in extremely demanding offshore environments and uses continuous-flex cables from igus®

Dismantling tool for nuclear power plant decommissioning

Dismantling tool for nuclear power plant decommissioning

Car wash cable carrier

Touch-free car wash uses System E4/4 cable carriers and chainflex® CF140 US cables.


Cable carrier applications

energy chain application examples by industry and cable carrier design.