Conductivity of alloys
However, the outstanding mechanical properties of this
alloy are because of a reduced conductivity versus copper,
which can be compensated by slightly increasing the cross-sections. This means that the cross-sections mentioned
in the catalog meet the electrically defined cross-sections
defined using the conductivity value. The conductor diameter of the alloyed conductor increases slightly compared to the conductor diameter of a copper conductor.
This compromise results in a 10% greater external diameter for the CF98 series versus a comparable CF9 type, although the service life differences to be expected between the CF98 versus the CF9 speak for themselves and increase by a multiple factor in comparison with other so-called chain-suitable cables.
As in the case of the CF9 series, further characteristics of the Chainflex® CF98 include the highly abrasion-resistant, gusset-filling extruded TPE outer jacket, the oil resistance and the UV resistance as well as the absence of any PVC and halogen compounds. The igus® cable offers an increased degree of operational safety and efficiency, especially in applications with minimal space but a high number of cycles. Areas of application include the semiconductor, automation, automotive and packaging industries. Other applications can also be found in banking machines, automatic doors on cars and trains, as well as in automatic food and self-service machines.