What is the CF8xx series all about?

Stefan Wehrmann | 3. April 2020

The CF8xx series is part of the igus cable product portfolio. But what exactly is it all about? When can I use CF8xx products, and what is so special about the cables? What is the CF8xx series? The CF8xx series (CF880, 881, 890, 891, 888, 898, etc.) was launched a few years ago under the […]


Why a DNV GL type approval makes sense for electrical cables in the energy chain.

Tim Schneebeck | 3. April 2020

DNV GL is a classification society created in 2013 from a merger of Det Norske Veritas (Norway) and Germanischer Lloyd (Germany). The company assesses ships and offshore structures and issues guidelines on design and construction. DNV GL performs the role of monitoring compliance with issued regulations and assigns vessel classes to new constructions.   The […]


What is an inner jacket?

Max Herrmann | 1. April 2020

The structure of a cable is very complex and, like many other issues, difficult to describe in a few sentences. The fundamental requirement of a cable is that it be as durable as possible. Today, we will look at the inner jacket’s contribution to meeting this requirement. It is an important component of a cable. […]


The advantages of the star quad stranding

Nils Jäger | 30. March 2020

There are various stranding options in cable production. There are three different types of stranding especially for data cables . These are cores wound in layers, twisted pair, also called pair stranding and star quad stranding. What are the differences between the stranding methods? Cores wound in layers The simplest way to explain the cores […]


Interaction of insulation displacement terminations and cables?

Andreas Muckes | 27. March 2020

In most cases, an installation of insulation displacement termination works smoothly and without special cables. In exceptional cases there may be small hurdles, which we will discuss in more detail today. The interaction of insulation displacement terminations and cables is important. What is an insulation displacement termination and how does it work? The technology of […]