What is a BUS?

Max Herrmann | 7. May 2020

When people think of the term “bus”, most of them immediately think of a school bus or public transport bus. But in our case this has nothing to do with the vehicle. BUS is an abbreviation that stands for “Binary Unit System”. A “Binary Unit System” serves to transfer data between participants in a network. […]


The maximum tensile strain of a cable?

Jan Arnoldy | 5. May 2020

The maximum tensile strain of a cable is particularly important where cables are used in hanging applications. Because there the cable must carry its own weight. This is the case in the lifting movement of a storage and retrieval unit (SRU). The maximum tensile force for cables The maximum tensile strain indicates up to which […]


Why does igus offer so many different cable types of the same kind?

Nils Jäger | 4. May 2020

If one takes a look at the chainflex catalogue, one quickly realises that igus has many different cable types of the same kind in its range. In the section on control cables alone there are 19 different cable ranges. Why is that? The range of control cables includes cables with overall shield as well as […]


When do we use conductor colours?

Jan Arnoldy | 28. April 2020

Clear, correct conductor colours are very important so that the individual cores can be identified precisely. The correct conductor colours help electricians connect cables correctly and avoid errors. If we take a closer look at cores and cables, we discover that they use conductor colours. These colours are not always the same. When do we […]


Underwater cables

Jan Arnoldy | 24. April 2020

Cables are used in many areas. Some cables must meet very special requirements or withstand certain external factors. Consider cables that are used under water. What problems arise for cables used in underwater applications? What solution approaches are there? Longitudinal and transverse waterproofness There are a number of things that cables that are used under […]