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Oil-resistant flexible cables

Quality-tested chainflex® cables designed for extreme oil-resistance

chainflex® continuous-flex cables are designed to be highly oil-resistant. They are able to withstand all oils including diesel, hydraulic, synthetic and bio-oils.  Learn more about the advantages of chainflex® cables and about our 36 month guarantee.

Our cables are divided into four subgroups of oil-resistance:

  • No oil resistance: outer jacket of cables get damaged within a short amount of time. Suitable in oil-free applications, such as woodworking machines.
  • Oil-resistant according to DIN EN 60811-2-1/DIN EN 50363-4-1 short: exposure to oils such as hydraulic oils can be used. Useful in injection molding machines. 

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  • Oil-resistant according to DIN EN 60811-2-1/DIN EN 5063-10-2: no or only slight exposure to synthetic oils should be used in machine tools without bio-oils. 
  • Oil-resistant to DIN EN 60811-2-1 and bio-oil resistant based on VDMA 24567 with Plantocut 8 S-MB from DEA: resistant to synthetic oils and bio-oils. Ideal for use in machine tools.

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chainflex® advantages

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Decreased downtime

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Quality tested in the 29,600 sq. ft. lab

Quality tested in the 29,600 sq. ft. lab

chainflex® online tools

chainflex Product Finder

chainflex® Product Finder

Find the perfect cable for you by inputing
the requirements of your application

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service life calculator

chainflex® Service Life Calculator

See how many cycles you can expect from
chainflex® cables on your machine

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Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Timothy Marran

chainflex® Product Manager


Customer Service:

Monday to Friday from 8 am - 8 pm