You may have heard us say it before, but helpful tips are always worth repeating: it is important to use cables specifically designed for continuous flexing in demanding, high-cycle applications.
However, not every application is as demanding as the next. In these instances where a low- to medium-duty continuous-flex cable can be used, there are some attractive cost-effective options.
First, let’s review some specific applications that could benefit from cost-effective continuous-flex cables. Of course, every application has its own set of unique parameters, but generally a less expensive continuous-flex cable can be used in the following areas:
Now that we have discussed potential applications for cost-effective continuous-flex cables, let’s review the features and benefits of the cables themselves. Below are some examples of cost-effective continuous-flex cables for medium-duty applications offered by igus®. Based on pricing and performance features, these cables would be considered “economy”, while the higher priced, more robust cables also offered by igus® would be considered “standard” or “premium”. For an overview of igus®' entire line of chainflex® cables, visit our website.