Shielded cables in moving applications

Jan Arnoldy | 9. April 2020

In some articles we have already mentioned how important the appropriate shielding is for the cable. Today we would like to take a closer look at this component of the cable, especially shielded cables in moving applications. In the process we would also like to answer the following questions: Why does a cable need a […]


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.”


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 […]