Machines of all kinds are now used all over the world in a global economy. For this reason, we at igus have been paying attention to high standard-compliant manufacturing of our products for years.
This means that for our chainflex cables, we have a special focus on fulfilling all directives and approval regulations of the most important worldwide standards. So, you will find the right cable for almost any requirement, worldwide.
Even if there is no clear answer to the question of what the most important approval is, a few specific, mainly geographical, characteristics must be taken into account when making any purchase decision. In Europe, only machines and systems with a valid CE mark are allowed to be placed on the market. This means that the local cables must necessarily comply with all the specifications listed in the CE directives. Moreover, the fulfilment of UL guidelines or compliance with EAC/CTP plays an important role for exports, since our customers sell their machines all over the world and therefore have to meet the local standards there.
Since igus also offers solutions for a wide range of industries, many groups of customers have additional guidelines that must be adhered to. In the semiconductor industry, they might include IPA cleanroom approvals, or at sea they might include DNV-GL certification. In addition, DESINA requirements also often play an important role. You can find the right answer to all these worldwide challenges here: chainflex - at home anywhere in the world!
We issue a 36-month guarantee on our cables with confidence, as we are able to make reliable predictions about the service life of our cables due to over 30 years of experience in our 3,800m² test laboratory and 700 concurrently undertaken experiments.
The company igus is now the first German firm to have this promise validated for chainflex cables. In a complex certification process, the US institute "Underwriters Laboratories" confirmed the accuracy of the statement "igus® 36-month chainflex cable guarantee and service life calculator based on 2 billion test cycles per year". This makes the Cologne-based company the first in Europe to have the veracity of an advertising statement confirmed by a testing institution. In future, every chainflex cable that leaves the factory worldwide will be identified by the UL marketing label with its unique number, referring to igus.
A total of 1044 of the over 1350 cables in the portfolio and available from stock already have classic UL approval, without which the export of systems to America would in all probability run less smoothly. The combination of UL approval and UL marketing label ensures smooth exports twice over.
These statements create reliability and planning security for your entire investment process; all the more so now that they have been confirmed by an external body! You are welcome to try it out yourself online with the certified service life calculation.
The chainflex cables are unharnessed cables for moving applications in energy chains or for robot applications, dependable with 36-month guarantee. The chainflex cables for energy chains work flawlessly even with many cycles, high speeds and accelerations, long travels as well as very extreme ambient conditions.
The chainflex laboratory concentrates on special experiments and tests that are not covered by the relevant normal standards and laboratories, but are absolutely necessary for determining the service life and functional capability of moving cables. This has now been confirmed again by UL.
readycable harnessed cables are ready-to-connect drive cables. As a manufacturer and harnesser, igus offers everything from a single source and thus specifically reduces your process costs. The portfolio covers a range of catalogue products, including cables harnessed suitable for manufacturers' standards and diverse industrial standards as well as custom production of components individually or in batches.