For confined spaces, igus has introduced a new data cable series into its chainflex product range.
The CF298 (unshielded) and the CF299 (shielded), which have a small bend radius down to 4xd (from 15 millimetres), are suitable for short, very fast moving applications, such as those found in pick-and-place machines.
The new data cables, which feature a high-performance alloy conductor and halogen-free TPE outer jacket, are tested for up to 40 million double strokes in energy chains.
Certified according to ISO Class 1, they are suitable for use in clean rooms. The cables are also well suited for both indoor and outdoor applications due to their resistance to UV, low temperature and oil.
The CF298 and CF299 are available from stock with various numbers of cores and conductor nominal cross-sections and come with a 36-month lifetime guarantee.