Tested, tested, tested
Cable carriers, continuous-flex cables, plastic bearings and linear guides are all used in applications involving high cycle counts, speeds and accelerations or demanding environmental conditions.
For this reason, it is crucial that they are tested, proven systems, which provide a durable and reliable operation.
igus® continually conducts tests at its own laboratory under extreme conditions. Every year, more than 2,000 tests are completed on Energy Chains® and cables and over 5,000 tests on plain bearings.
These tests focus on coefficients of friction, wear rates, and drive forces under all possible conditions at a wide range of speeds. Influential factors, such as dirt, weathering, cold and impacts, are also tested.