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Cables

Durable cables for energy chains
Why does a plastics company manufacture cables?

Sascha Mais | 23. November 2021

The explanation for how a plastics company like igus came to develop durable cables for energy chains is actually quite simple. When igus launched the first plastic energy chain in 1971, many customers were enthusiastic about the new energy supply concept and wanted to convert their systems. At that time, there were already systems that […]

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What do bend radius and minimum bend radius mean for cables?

Andreas Muckes | 29. October 2021

Time and again we talk about the bend radius in the field of energy chains and cables. We will take a closer look today what this means exactly and why the bend radius is so important. What is the bend radius? The bend radius is the radius in which a cable can be bent without […]

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Oil resistance for cables and cables

igu-blog-adm | 20. October 2021

Cables must always be selected according to the application and the external conditions. These include weather conditions, extreme or ambient temperature and also contact with oils. The oil resistance of cables is often indispensable. We shall clarify more background on the subject in today’s post. Why oil-resistant? Oils can damage plastics and also the materials […]

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Conductors that do not cause accidents but prevent them
What is a protective conductor?

igu-blog-adm | 11. October 2021

There is probably no other person who has had as great an impact on road safety as Nils Bohlin. This engineer developed the so-called three-point seat belt in 1959 , which is still standard and compulsory in all cars today and has probably saved the lives of several million people. The introduction of a protective […]

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How electric sliding gates become more reliable

pwirth | 11. October 2021

Defects on electric sliding gates are annoying. They waste time and generate costs – for example when lorries can no longer enter the company premises. microflizz – an energy supply system from igus that has won the iF Design Award – ensures greater reliability. In this post, I'll show you the benefits of the system.

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