Treotham introduces new chainflex M control cables from
igus, designed to save space in the energy chain.
With its advanced igus chainflex M cable series, Treotham
now proves that quality and low price are not mutually exclusive. After four
years of research, igus introduces the new control cables CF880/CF881 and
CF890/CF891 at SPS. An up to 20% thinner cable structure ensures lower bend
radii, allowing the user to save installation space, space inside the energy
chain and costs. The chainflex M series has a tested service life of five million
cycles and comes with a 36-month guarantee.
A good e-chain cable at a small price – this continues
to be the promise that drives the chainflex M series of cables, which igus
introduced for the first time in 2013. Due to the increasing automation in the
industry, faster and faster machines are needed. Accordingly, the development
of lighter and smaller cables is required to reduce high accelerated masses.
That is why igus is keen on further developing its cost-effective cable series
without increasing costs.
The first breakthrough came in 2015: instead of one
million guaranteed cycles, the manufacturer promises a service life of over
five million cycles, and all at the same price. Just in time for SPS, igus
presented its next development success.
“Thanks to a new structural design, we can
produce chainflex M control cables that are up to 20 per cent thinner. Our
customers benefit from this because the cables have a smaller bend radius and
take up less space in the energy chain. The user can save costs in this way,”
explains Rainer Rssel, head of chainflex cables at igus GmbH.
The new chainflex M cable series is now available as
control cables with PVC (CF880/CF881) or PUR outer jacket (CF890/CF891) with or
without shield. The cables are very suitable for short travels on simple classic
machines such as stone, paper or wood processing, for example.
For more than 25 years, igus has been a specialist in
the development of cables intended for use in the energy chain. The company
tests its products under realistic conditions in the company’s own
3,800-square-metre test laboratory in Cologne. igus has been investing in the
further development and long-term testing of its established chainflex M cable
series for four years. The laboratory tests have shown that the cables can
easily handle five million cycles. The igus guarantee of 36 months is
applicable worldwide on all cables, including the optimised chainflex M series.
For more information, please visit the Treotham
Automation website www.treotham.com.au
or call 1300 65 75 64.