Machine Design

Continuous-Flex Cables

Chainflex continuous-flex cables are designed for installation in Energy Chain cable carriers for use on automated mobile machinery.


The cables employ a construction method where conductors are bundled rather than layered. Wires are twisted with a special pitch length and the resulting conductors are cabled into bundles. For large cross sections, this is done around a strain-relief element. The conductor bundles are then cabled around a tensionproof center. Bundling in this manner ensures a uniform bend radius across each conductor. The cable core remains stable even under maximum bending stress. The cables are available in more than 600 styles and sizes. The line ranges from power and control cables to air hoses, data cables, servo cables and fiber-optic cables.

igus inc.,
Box 14349, East Providence, RI 02914,
(401) 438-2200,

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