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igus Releases New Cable Carrier Catalog

POSTED 06/24/2008

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – June 24, 2008 – igus® Inc., has published a new 2008 catalog for its Energy Chain® cable carriers—designed to guide and protect moving cables on automated machinery—and Chainflex® continuous-flex cables. The updated Energy Chain Systems® bible features a new introductory section, updated quick reference guides, and details on the latest products.

The new catalog’s introductory section makes it easier to select a cable carrier by highlighting key benefits, industries and applications, or offering assembly hints for the different designs available.

Updated products include new sizes in the “System E6” range—a low-vibration cable carrier designed to emit little noise and operate smoothly—and a new aluminum guide trough recommended for universal use: modular “SuperTrough” is designed for long travels and is available in a low cost, basic version, which can be upgraded for heavy duty applications.

The new catalog also boasts a completely revamped section on the company’s Energy Chains for robotic applications: “Triflex R” multi-axis cable carriers ensure optimal cable performance on a robot. igus’ “Less is More” approach to robot cable protection is also detailed.

Both the company’s Energy Chain cable carriers and Chainflex continuous-flex cables are specifically designed to increase cable service life and eliminate downtime due to cable failure.

To receive a free copy of the new catalog, e-mail sales@igus.com or call toll free at 1-800-521-2747.
 
About igus
igus Inc., founded in 1985 and based in East Providence, R.I., develops and manufactures industry-leading plastic cable carriers, continuous-flex cables, plastic bearings and linear guide systems.  With more than 28,000 products available from stock, the company meets the motion control and machinery component needs of customers worldwide.  Product lines include Energy Chain Systems to protect and house moving cables, Chainflex continuous-flex cables, iglide® self-lubricating, oil-free, plastic bearings, DryLin® linear guide systems and igubal® spherical bearings.  For more information, contact igus at (800) 521-2747 or visit www.igus.com.

igus, Energy Chain, Chainflex, Energy Chain System, iglide, DryLin and igubal are registered trademarks of igus Inc.  All other company names and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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igus Inc.
PO Box 14349
East Providence, RI 02914
Toll free: 1-800-521-2747
Tel: (401) 438-2200
Fax: (401) 438-7270
e-mail: sales@igus.com
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