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Industry 4.0 Summit

Manchester Central Convention Complex(M2 3GX)

04/04/2017 - 05/04/2017

Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, smart manufacturing, digital factories…these are (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

Arena MK, Milton Keynes(MK1 1ST)


The new Machine Vision Conference & Exhibition gives you insight into the latest developments in (more)

PPMA 2017 Show

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

26/09/2017 - 28/09/2017

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? VisitAre you involved in the buying, financing or maintaining of machinery? If so (more)

Cable carriers ATEX compliant since 2002

Igus developed its specially designed, electrically conductive polymer material more than ten years ago and has been offering its ESD energy chain cable carriers for protection in potentially explosive areas since 1992. The energy chains conform to the ATEX 95 directive for manufacturers. This offers a suitable cable management solution to users who, following the implementation of ATEX 137 on 1st July this year, are required to meet minimum requirements to improve the health and safety protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres. ESD energy chains are used to guide moving cables and hoses. The non-electrical components allow for the controlled discharge of electrostatic charges, which means they can be applied in potentially explosive atmospheres in accordance with the new EU legislation. ESD energy chains are conductive and eliminate the potential for sparks. Consequently they are a critical component for applications in the semiconductor and mining industries, clean rooms, microelectronic assembly areas, or in any application with hazardous or potentially explosive conditions. Conversely, static electricity is allowed to build up in non-conductive cable carriers. Resultant sparks may cause an explosion to occur. All igus ESD energy chains are grey in colour to distinguish them from other igus energy chains. They come in a range of sizes and styles. ATEX certification is available on request.

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