Take a tour through the igus test lab

In this week’s video of the week, we take a tour through the igus chainflex test lab in Cologne, the world’s largest facility for testing moving cables.

As part of its commitment to customer success, igus has operated an extensive test lab for more than 20 years. This state-of-the-art 2750m² facility carries out more than 2billion test cycles per year. Conducting more than 700 tests simultaneously, four test robots put igus chainflex cables and energy chain carriers through their paces in a series of demanding material tests, including torsion testing and -40°C cold chamber test stations.

More than 5000 measurement locations are monitored continuously, taking 1.4million electrical measurements per year.As well as rigorous and comprehensive testing to igus standards, customer-specific application testing is also undertaken.All tests are systematically documented; this exacting process is part of how igus is able to offer customers a 36-month guarantee on its cables and carriers, giving them the reassurance that their system will deliver a reliable long life.