New CAN bus cable from Igus for faster data exchange

New chainflex cable for CAN systems with PVC or PUR outer jacket, approved for Indian market


In order to ensure fast and reliable data exchange, save space and money, Bus systems are increasingly being used in automation. To meet these requirements, igus has developed a new CAN bus cable for dynamic energy chain applications, such as in machine tools. This cable is available with either highly abrasion-resistant PVC or oil-resistant PUR outer jackets. Both cable options have EAC and CTP approvals easing trade with the Indian market.

Demand for Controller Area Network (CAN) systems continues to grow in a bid to standardise data exchange. These ensure seamless networking of electronic systems with each other, such as control units or intelligent sensors. This enables complex systems to be implemented economically, and cross-system diagnostics can be carried out simultaneously across several ECUs. The new CAN bus cable from igus guarantees a high transmission reliability of the data, even with very high stress on the cable during motion, such as when used in an energy chain. The new cost-effective bus cable is available in two outer jacket options – CFBUS.PVC.020 with highly abrasion-resistant PVC or CFBUS.PUR.020 with highly oil-resistant PUR. As with igus cables, the new CAN bus cables were also tested in the in-house test laboratory, spread over 2,750 square metres. This makes igus the only manufacturer on the market to offer a 36-month guarantee on its entire cable range. The new cables are used in processing machines and machine tools, as well as in low-temperature applications. To facilitate trade with Russia or EAEU member states both cables have CTP and EAC approval.

chainflex cables with approvals are reliable and save money
With more than 1,300 types, igus offers the widest range of energy chain cables with the world’s most extensive selection with international approvals, including cables with EAC and CTP approval. The EAC certificate is the official proof that the imported machines or components for production equipment comply with the harmonised technical regulations (TR ZU) of the participating countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). The CTP standard focuses on the fire behaviour of cables and the flame retardancy of the materials used. The two approvals are intended to simplify business relations. Thanks to the EAC and CTP approvals, companies exporting to Russia or EAEU member states can get their machines and equipment through customs more quickly and start commissioning at the end-customer immediately after re-assembly. Having both EAC and CTP approval, the comprehensive inspection of all regulatory requirements for all components of a production machine is carried out quickly and smoothly. By using certified chainflex cables, companies can save time and money at customs. An additional advantage of both certifications is that new and used machinery and equipment can be moved and sold across the borders within all member states of the Customs Union. Further national certificates of conformity, through GOST-R, TR or GOST-K, are no longer required with EAC and CTP approvals.

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