Why flexible cables are not a wear-resistant part

Stefan Wehrmann | 13. July 2020

Production processes can be clearly and easily perfected by using cables that are optimised for the application. Otherwise, supposedly cost-effective wear-resistant parts quickly turn out to be hidden cost traps.


Why fibre optic cables?

Max Herrmann | 9. July 2020

Most of us know the term fibre optic cable also under the name glass fibre cable. This topic is very much present among us because we know it from the media. Almost daily we are literally “connected” with it. Fibre optic cables have been providing fast and good Internet transmission for several years. Not only […]


Where are cables used?
chainflex cables in storage and retrieval units

Sascha Mais | 6. July 2020

Our contribution to the use of chainflex cables at great heights already showed how differently cables are used. Today we dedicate ourselves to the use of our cables in storage and retrieval units. Storage and retrieval units, or SRUs for short, have become indispensable in modern high-bay warehouses. The requirements are thereby becoming increasingly complex […]


Can control cables also be used as ASi bus cables?

Nils Jäger | 2. July 2020

I am often asked why ASi bus cables are specially shaped and if it is possible to use a round 2×1.5mm² control cable . Therefore it is worthwhile to take a closer look at the topic AS-i bus. Where is the ASi bus cable used? It is important to know where this bus system is […]


Why are so many people unaware that igus sells cables?

Jan Arnoldy | 29. June 2020

“You have cables, too?” How often I have heard that question. Many customers still act surprised when they hear that igus has cables in its range in addition to energy chains. This is why I want to take a look at the history of chainflex cables in this article. Why does a plastics company produce […]