East Providence, RI – Long life for moving parts is a fundamental requirement for both OEMs and MROs when integrating machinery. igus considers it standard to validate the lifetime of each of its products during development and mass production. igus has been testing its continuous-flex cables for more than 20 years in its fully equipped test laboratory—one that boasts a surface area of 19,000 square feet. Endurance tests are supervised at over 50 different test stations and results are recorded by igus’ dedicated laboratory team. Cables are subjected to different types of mechanical stresses and monitored electrically. The igus test lab conducts up to two billion test cycles per year. Test setups include standard linear-axis tests involving various lengths of travel at different speeds. Test can also be tailored specifically to individual customer applications. igus test capabilities include linear travels up to 400 feet. Temperature profiles can be simulated in a 26 foot travel test chamber that ranges from –40 to +140 degrees Fahrenheit. A robotic flex testing cell also tests the maximum lifetime of the CFROBOT series torsion-resistant robot cables on five different test robots.
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