Overfilled e-chains and their consequences

Jan Arnoldy | 24. February 2021

I stuff another shirt into my luggage or another piece of wood into the already packed fireplace. “There’s still some space there!” This is also often the motto in everyday life. I often see the same picture with regard to cables in energy chains. Therefore, in this post I would like to educate about overfilled […]


We are not on THE line but on THE line!

Volker Beissel | 15. February 2021

I am asked time and again what igus has to do with cables? After first cringing at my self-conception, I relax and am happy to be able to answer this question. I’ll start at the beginning: my heart beats for electrical engineering and before I came to igus, I knew cable only as a connector […]


Cables in permafrost

Andreas Muckes | 12. February 2021

The current weather situation is impressive. Temperatures in Germany go below -25 degrees at night. I haven’t experienced that very often. There are beautiful natural spectacles from huge icicles to frozen waterfalls. Besides these beautiful perspectives, however, there are also less beautiful ones. Roads freeze over, rail traffic comes to a standstill. Some machines freeze […]


Buying cables when working from home

igu-blog-adm | 10. February 2021

How do I get the necessary information on the desired chainflex cable when working from home? Many people, including our customers, currently work from home. This situation often prevents us from having personal conversations and the usual exchange on topics of different kinds. Also on the topic of “buying cables”. Are you wondering how to […]


What is a hybrid cable?

Jan Arnoldy | 3. February 2021

For some time now, we have been able to observe a strong trend towards hybrid cables in the field of servo drives. Due to this development, we are constantly expanding our range of hybrid cables. This is the only way we can fulfil the constantly changing requirements of our customers. But what is a hybrid […]