Igus Introduces Extrusion-Coated ESD Plug-Type Connectors

Pre-assembled "Readycable" lines for energy chain systems are now also available with extrusion-coated "SpeedTec" round plug-type connectors from Intercontec.

Online PR News – 12-April-2013 – Bangalore/Karnataka – igus, specialist in the field of moving energy chains and clever plastic solutions, has expanded its range of pre-assembled cables by a special variant: in cooperation with the connector experts at Intercontec Produkt GmbH, Niederwinkling, an extrusion-coated variant of the quick-closure system "SpeedTec" has been developed suitable for ESD applications. This plug&go solution fits in perfectly with the range of custom-made "Readycables" and is available from stock now.

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Manipulation-proof, fitted quickly and conductive>>

Extrusion-coated connectors are increasingly in demand e.g. by customers from the automotive industry. They should be quick and easy to install, durable and safeguarded against manipulation. In order to develop a product which meets these requirements, long years of experience in handling injection moulded plastic had to be combined with a suitable plug-type connector system. The fulfilment of these preconditions was no problem for igus, as a specialist for injection-moulded plastic products, or the connection experts from Intercontec.

The result:, a manipulation-proof unit made up of a plug-type connection and cable which, when inserted, is compliant with protective rating IP 66/67. SpeedTec ensures connection times are reduced by about 50 per cent, because a small turning movement is all that's needed to set up a safe connection. The extrusion coating is available in both standard plastic and in a special conductive ESD material.

The igumid ESD material is dyed slate grey (similar to RAL 7015) to clearly distinguish it from other versions, and has been certified by the PTB (Federal Physico-Technical Institute) since May 2002. Since then, igumid ESD has been proving itself successfully in the igus ESD/Atex energy chain variants. The pre-assembled cables are available as SpeedTec or conventional screw-type variants in the versions M23 Signal, M23 Power (size 1) and M40 (size 1.5). All the currently standard Intercontec pole patterns are possible.

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igus develops industry-leading cable carriers and cable trays under the brand e-chainsystems, chainflex® high-flex cables, iglidur® plastic plain bearings, igubal® spherical bearings, drylin® linear bearings, guide systems and xiros polymer ball bearings . These seemingly unrelated products are linked together through a belief in making functionally advanced, yet affordable plastic components and assemblies. With precision plastic moulding experience since 1964, cable carrier experience since 1971 iglidur® plastic bearing experience since 1983 and continuous-flex cable experience since 1989, igus provides the right solution from over 80,000 products available from stock, without any minimum order quantity. igus® operations in India started in the year 1998 with head quarters in Bangalore with exclusive Indian partnership which was later taken over in 2002 to create igus India. Today igus® (India) Pvt Ltd, 100% owned subsidiary of igus® GmbH, Germany has established its presence in the whole country with a wide network of sales & service team. For more information visit: www.igus.in

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Shery George
Engineer Marketing & Communications

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