A perfect match - igus readycable: industrial cable harnessing of chainflex cables with HARTING industrial plug-in connectors. Whether harnessed control cables within 24 hours from stock or individually tailored solutions from batch size 1 - the thoroughly tested chainflex cable quality combined with the HARTING types of connector Han 3A, 6B, 10B, 16B and 24B as a ready-to-connect readycable solution for industrial applications, helps avoid time-consuming connector assembly and guarantees reliable components.
Good reasons for igus to trust in the partnership with HARTING when it comes to cable harnessing: in addition to the capability of integration into their own production, the following criteria were significant for choosing HARTING as supplier for modular plug-in connectors:
igus readycable production can play to its strengths with HARTING as supplier and design-in partner of modular Han® industrial plug-in connectors . Quality, lead time, productivity and also price are good reasons for industrial cable harnessing at igus. Combining this machine processing of the contacts in the inserts by HARTING with upstream machine cable processing, specialised harnessing areas and Kanban bearings leads to unrivalled flexibility of igus readycable:
If machine engineers and system integrators cannot rely entirely on crimp connections, they have to pay special attention to the quality of the solder connections. That is the only way to ensure constant electric conductivity over a long period of time and to permanently protect the connection point, e.g. against gases or liquids.
The chainflex cables used for readycable products are intensively tested in the company's own 3,800m² test laboratory, the largest in the industry. The ready-to-connect readycable cables guarantee a long service life thanks to extensive tests and quality inspections in the company's own laboratory, and more than 25 years of experience in the manufacturing and harnessing of cables.
igus is now the first German firm to have this promise validated for chainflex cables. In a complex certification process, the US "Underwriters Laboratories" institute confirmed the accuracy of the "igus® 36-month chainflex® cable guarantee and service life calculator based on two billion test cycles per year"promise. This makes the Cologne-based company the first in Europe to have the veracity of an advertising statement confirmed by a testing institution. In future, every chainflex cable that leaves the factory anywhere in the world will be identified by the UL marketing label with its unique number (B129699), referring to igus.
The Module Connect is a new kind of plug-in connector for the connection of electric cables, fibre-optic cables and pneumatic hoses. It is characterised by a space-saving, low-profile housing and can be used wherever a large number of cables have to be connected in an installation space as small as possible.
This is a joint development of igus & HARTING, which makes use of the highly customisable Han-Modular plug-in connector by HARTING. All parts in the form of used modules, articulated frames and housings can be combined with each other as desired on a modular basis and be ordered for cable harnessing at igus as readycable. Back in 2018, igus gave the green light for the first sample projects.