Highly flexible Ethernet cables for e-chains with CC-Link IE Field certificate

Industrial Ethernet is the future step for the digitised factory of tomorrow.

Many studies show that the world of fieldbus is stagnating, and the number of Ethernet nodes is increasing, with high double-digit growth rates.

This is true in Asia and increasingly in Europe as well, and users are choosing CC-Link IE (Industrial Ethernet) technologies.

These systems offer seamless data exchange on all levels of a production facility, from the highest control level to the manufacturing levels.

The CC-Link IE controller network has been designed for the rapid exchange of large amounts of data in a factory or production plant, whereas the CC-Link IE field network has been optimised for connection of a wide range of devices and their connection to other existing networks such as the standard CC-Link.

These increasing requirements for industrial Ethernet communication nodes call for a secure and long-lasting connection between the components to meet the continuously growing amounts of data being transferred.

The CAT5e and CAT6 chainflex Ethernet cables are exactly the right choice to ensure this communication. With over 76 million strokes and a bend radius of 9.5 x d in test 3089, they have been able to clearly demonstrate their exceptionally long service life in the igus test laboratory. 

A big challenge in industrial environments is the limited life of data flows due to ageing of the moving cables. Treotham is the only supplier to offer the igus CFBUS.045 CFBUS.PUR.045, CFBUS.PVC.045 (CAT5e) and CFBUS.049, CFBUS.PUR.049 and CFBUS.PVC.049 (CAT6) series of bus cables.

The most extensive range of cables on the market has been specially developed and tested for use in energy chains.

With more than two billion test cycles and more than 1.4 million electrical tests per year, igus is the number one for moving cables in energy chains.

All test data is also entered in an online tool which precisely predicts the service life of all chainflex cables. A further proof of cable quality is provided by the certifications:

All new BUS cables have been certified by the CLPA CC-Link Partner Association after extensive electrical tests, whereby the cables also have the increased 600 volt UL certification.

Treotham supplies 1,350 types of igus cable, the widest range of energy chain cables on the market with the world’s most extensive selection of international certifications such as the CC-Link certificate.

The motion cable specialist has also been supplying UL-certified chainflex cables for mechanical and plant engineering for more than 25 years.