Cables – Page 22 – igus Blog



Cores wound in bundles or in layers?

Jan Arnoldy | 7. April 2020

Stranding means wrapping the cores of multi-core cables around a centre element. During cable design, stranding plays a decisive role with respect to movement. There is a fundamental distinction between cores wound in bundles and cores wound in layers. We will examine both of them more closely below. What are cores wound in layers? When […]



How long can plastic withstand radioactive radiation?

Kathrin Kretz | 6. April 2020

When I attended my first trial day at igus years ago, a colleague told me, “It is never boring here. We get fascinating queries every day. Right now I’ve been tasked to find out whether energy chains can withstand radioactive radiation.”


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. […]