Igus develops EAC and CTP approved CAN bus cables for Indian markets

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 25 Oct 2018


chainflex bus cable CFBUS.PUR

Bus systems are increasingly being used in automation, as they ensure fast and reliable data exchange, save space and therefore money. To meet these needs, Igus has developed a new CAN bus cable for highly dynamic energy chain applications, such as in machine tools. This is available with either highly abrasion-resistant PVC or oil-resistant PUR outer jackets. Both cable options have EAC and CTP approvals, simplifying trade with Indian market.

Demand for Controller Area Network (CAN) systems continue to grow in a bid to standardise data exchange. These ensure seamless networking of electronic systems with each other, such as control units or intelligent sensors. This enables complex systems to be implemented economically, and cross-system diagnostics can be carried out simultaneously across several ECUs. The new CAN bus cable from Igus claims to guarantee a high transmission reliability of the data, even with very high stress on the cable during motion, such as when used in an energy chain.

chainflex bus cable CFBUS.PVC

The new bus cable is available in two outer jacket options - CFBUS.PVC.020 with highly abrasion-resistant PVC or CFBUS.PUR.020 with highly oil-resistant PUR. As with Igus cables, the new CAN bus cables were claimed to be tested in the in-house test laboratory, spread over 2,750 square metres. Igus also claims to be the only manufacturer on the market to offer a 36-month guarantee on its entire cable range. The new cables are used in processing machines and machine tools, as well as in low-temperature applications. To facilitate trade with Russia or EAEU member states both cables have CTP and EAC approval.

Approved for ease of trading across Europe

Igus offers 1300 types of energy chain cables with the world's most extensive selection with international approvals, including cables with EAC and CTP approval. The EAC certificate proves that the imported machines or components for production equipment comply with the harmonised technical regulations (TR ZU) of the participating countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). The CTP standard focuses on the fire behaviour of cables and the flame retardancy of the materials used. The two approvals are intended to simplify business relations. Thanks to the EAC and CTP approvals, companies exporting to Russia or EAEU member states can get their machines and equipment through customs more quickly and start commissioning at the end-customer immediately after re-assembly.

Igus has developed a CAN bus cable for highly dynamic energy chain applications. The cable has EAC and CTP approval, which ensures easy trading in the Russian market.

Having both EAC and CTP approval, the comprehensive inspection of all regulatory requirements for all components of a production machine is carried out quickly and smoothly. By using certified chainflex cables, companies can save time and money at customs. An additional advantage of both certifications is that new and used machinery and equipment can be moved and sold across the borders within all member states of the customs union. Further national certificates of conformity, through GOST-R, TR or GOST-K, are no longer required with EAC and CTP approvals.