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Motion control specialist igus has developed readycable, a drive cable that is said to dramatically reduce wastage and cost, making pre-assembled drive cables from as little as 0.5m readily available to electrical engineers and designers in less than 24 hours.

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Various options are available, including servo, signal and feeder cables as well as locktec, speedtec and overmoulded connectors.

With bending radii starting from 7.5 times the cable diameter, all readycable drive cables comply with the main industry standards and regulations, including UL, CSA, CE and Desina, with all connectors being rated to IP 67 standards.

Tested for millions of cycles and in all types of environments by igus’s testing laboratory, all readycable assembled cables are safely sealed, secure and designed to ensure high reliability and endurance. According to the company, this means that electrical engineers can rest assured that their drive cables will not fail, wear or corkscrew.

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Igus is the largest producer of reinforced plastic energy chains and injection-moulded polymer bearings. The range of polymer bearings includes Iglidur plain, Igubal spherical and Drylin linear bearings. They offer an excellent price-to-life relationship and are developed under the toughest conditions. They are oil, maintenance and lubrication free, low wear, resistant to dirt and dust, corrosion free and simple to fit. Igus also has the data to precisely predict the lifetime of these bearings within a specific application.

Igus is the largest producer of reinforced plastic energy chains and injection-moulded polymer bearings. The range of polymer bearings includes Iglidur plain, Igubal spherical and Drylin linear bearings. They offer an excellent price-to-life relationship and are developed under the toughest conditions. They are oil, maintenance and lubrication free, low wear, resistant to dirt and dust, corrosion free and simple to fit. Igus also has the data to precisely predict the lifetime of these bearings within a specific application.

Energy chains are the umbilical cord of modern machines. They minimise downtime and protect, support and extend the service life of cables and hoses. The broad range incorporates more than 30,000 innovative, low-cost products. From the smallest ‘micro’ chain to the largest chain in the world, the E4.350, Igus energy chains are capable of long and short travel distances at high speeds in all axes.

Igus also has its own cable series, Chainflex, specially designed with energy chains in mind. They are highly flexible cables, offering a long service life and very small bending radii. A wide range is available, from small signal cables to large power cables, high-speed data cables and glass fibre-optic cables.

The company’s energy chains and Chainlflex cables can be delivered as a fully harnessed and pre-assembled Readychain system, cutting purchasing, warehousing and installation costs.

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