chainflex® test lab
Some 700 tests are being run in parallel at the test laboratory covering 2,750 m2, the largest of its kind for testing flexible cables.
Partial view of igus® experimental laboratory – testing, testing, testing of chainflex® cables
More sensitive applications with high clock cycle numbers, velocities and accelerations as well as sophisticated environmental conditions call for, especially in the field of energy management, tried-and-tested systems that are functionally efficient for a long period of time. EMC safety and the fulfillment of standards and directives such as UL, CSA, VDE, Interbus and Profibus are a necessary requirement today. After all, your automation system is supposed to function correctly non-stop and worldwide even on a low-cost basis. That’s the igus® mission.
Quick availability throughout the world is a significant purchase criterion. Advantages of our cables: successful tests, presence in more than 40 countries around the world and deliverability ex warehouse. This saves time, money, storage capacity and applies to each one of our 1030 cable types which you can order without any minimum quantity purchases or surcharges. Which further advantages can be included is something that depends on your specific conditions of use.
As a manufacturer of energy chains and special Energy Chain® cables, igus® uses the possibility of testing many different types of chains and cables on a practice-oriented basis. At the company-own technical training center in Cologne, numerous series of tests are carried out on a parallel basis under the most difficult conditions. At the present time, there are more than 35 test setups with their test results being summarized in databases. This extensive, current data pool provides precise, reliable information on the actual service life and is also the basis of new product developments at the company. The test data for energy chains and cables, but also for readymade systems, are, however, described in such detailed form that igus® confirms a functional guarantee for its energy chain systems.