Don’t overlook the importance of cables
Cable that carries the energy to power your machines i s perhaps the most i mportant - and overlooked - component of your operation. Igus have an i mpressive range of cable carrier (e- chain) systems, and they also have an expansive range of f l exible cables (Chainflex) and harnessing options. Coupled with this i s their world- l eading test facilit y where the cables are tested for millions of cycles so that a predictable service life can be calculated. Predictable service life allows you to establish maintenance schedules and minimise unexpected breakdowns, reducing production downtime.
There are 1,304 cable types for data, BUS and hybrid systems, control and drive, all available per the metre with no minimum! Igus Chainflex range is truly impressive - to help narrow down the vast options, Igus has developed their online calculator that lets you choose what you need and will even predict the cable’s lifespan in your application.
In conjunction with the Chainflex cables, Igus also offer harnessed cable and “Readychain” solutions.
Igus is the world’s No.1 when it comes to harnessed cables used in energy chain in accordance with the 24 manufacturer standards. The “Readycable” range is fully tested and guaranteed. Harness options include standards from manufacturers such at Siemens, SEW, Beckhoff, even video/vision solutions and harnessed Ethernet cables up to CAT7.
Then there is the “plug-in
- play” solution, “Readychain”, that includes the harnessed cable preinstalled inside energy chain and configured to suit your application so that installation is quick and efficient.
Automation Equipment is the proud NZ distributor of Igus energy chain, cable, and bearing solutions.