igus has developed the new chainflex medium voltage cable CFCRANE.PUR for long travels in crane facilities. Motor cables of this series are highly flexible and oil resistant. As a retrofit solution or for special projects, igus will offer the new series of cables from stock.
The product is in line with the requirements of the crane and material handling sector, where installations are increasingly getting bigger and working at an ever-higher dynamics around the clock. This means, in addition to the ever-higher demand for energy, there are rising requirements on the components used, which have to withstand ever-increasing loads all 365 days of the year. For projects of this kind, igus has developed the CFCRANE.PUR series of chainflex cables to compliment the low-abrasion and low-noise roller energy chains.
These are particularly suitable for very long travels up to 1,000 metres. The new medium voltage cable CFCRANE.PUR for voltages of 6/10 kV can be used in indoor and outdoor applications due to the special conductor structure as well as the combination of the materials used. The new CFCRANE.PUR has a diameter that is up to 20 % smaller than conventional motor cables.
These cables of the new series have been developed for bend radii of 10xd moving in e-chains. The durability has been proven in the igus test laboratory and is guaranteed by igus, as for all 1,244 chainflex cables available from stock, for a life of 36 months. “If customers urgently need cables for replacing existing systems, they don't have to wait a long time,” explained Rainer Rossel, head of the chainflex cables division at igus.