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TPE data cables for up to 40 million double strokes in the e-chains®

Tested in the chainflex® laboratory: high-end data cables for small radii and 40 million double strokes with 4xd

The high-end data cables with TPE jacket are available from now on as unshielded (CF298) and shielded (CF299) versions with double the service life (up to 40 million guaranteed double strokes).

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Dynamic applications with very small bend radii can quickly allow the copper cores of conventional cables to meet their mechanical stress limits. It is precisely for such scenarios that igus now guarantees 40 million double strokes on its CF298 (unshielded) and CF299 (shielded) data cable series with the smallest bending factor (4xd) for moving data cables in e-chains. This is made possible mainly by the combination of the new high-performance alloy conductor material and the highly flexible igus TPE outer jacket, which prevents cracks and breaks.

Tech up

Tech up

  • 100% more double strokes guaranteed
  • Bend radii 41% shorter than those of CF11
  • Reliably design cable service life online

Cost down

Cost down

  • Guaranteed cable reliability doubled in e-chains® (from 20 million to 40 million cycles)
  • Reduce costs by up to €16.68/m (since the cable lasts twice as long in application)
  • 36-month guarantee





  • Cable's guaranteed service life doubled
  • Installation space reduced thanks to 4 x d bend radius

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tested ... proven ... guaranteed!

Extensive tests lead to a service life guarantee of 40 million double strokes

Providing a guarantee to the end customer exceeds obligatory warranty claims or defect liability by far. The chainflex customers not only receive the promise to purchase a defect-free product, but also reliable functionality over a long period. Durability guarantee is what matters.   
In current tests with the latest generation of chainflex data cables in the chainflex test laboratory a service life of over 54 million double strokes has been achieved:

Test number Cable type Bend radius service life 
4932 CF298.05.04 data cable 18mm (factor 3.1xd) 54 million strokes 

For extremely heavy duty and toughest environments
This new generation of igus data cables is ideal for short, very quick movements in the smallest installation spaces, for example in pick-and-place machines, very fast handling applications or automatic doors. Due to the doubling of the [link pagenr="20785" title="service life guarantee"] to 40 million double strokes, these cables offer the user absolute planning safety and dependability, which can be of decisive importance especially for high-end applications.
Since the cables are certified according to ISO Class 1, they can also be used in a cleanroom, which in combination with the extreme service life represents an absolute competitive advantage.

ISO Class 1 for numerous products

Cleanroom solutions from igus

Absolute air purity is essential in many industries, especially in production, in the medical and pharmaceutical technology, aerospace technology, nano technology and measurement technology. Any contamination in cleanroom conditions has a direct damaging impact on products and processes and costs a lot of money.

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Offering around 4,600 harnessed motor, servo, signal and encoder cables in accordance with 24 manufacturer standards, igus is the world's No. 1 when it comes to harnessed cables for use in energy chains. Providing 7 different cable qualities, the range always offers the most cost-effective drive cable that is guaranteed to work.

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Energy chains are mechanical machine elements. They are there to guide and protect energy, data and signals that have to withstand the most diverse environmental influences. The decisive factor here is the symbiosis of the components moving against each other.


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