How do I select the correct control cable?

Stefan Wehrmann | 5. June 2020

In my product training courses for new sales employees, I traditionally impart a lot of theory. This ranges from the fundamentals of electrical engineering to cable production and cable materials. When I explain the different types of cables, their intended use and specifications, I have a very important perspective: the real practice. I teach my […]


Cables for crane applications

Theo Diehl | 3. June 2020

A wide variety of cables are used in modern crane systems. The load due to constant movement is the same for all trolley and crane supply cables.


What is a thermal compensation cable?

Sascha Mais | 3. June 2020

In recent articles we have answered questions about motor, control,, servo and medium voltage cables. Today we will devote ourselves to a very special cable. The thermal compensation cable. What is a thermal compensation cable and where are these types of cables used? Where are thermal compensation cables used? A thermal compensation cable is the […]


Test laboratory for cables
only for research and development? – NO!

Andreas Muckes | 27. May 2020

We have already written about our test laboratory for cables and its importance in a previous article. In addition to testing for research and development, and for safety in new products, our laboratory also offers other possibilities, which we would like to discuss in more detail today. The standard tests Newly manufactured cables are always […]


The chainflex genes
7 basic rules for a good cable

Katharina Esch | 25. May 2020

Every new employee at igus® is given intensive training regarding our different company products. Cable training is one elementary component of this. In the process, we pay lots of attention to the structure of our cables, to the so-called “7 reasons”. For us, this special structure is very important. Therefore, we would like to explain […]