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Data exchange with CAN

The Chainflex CAN cable from Igus (Germany) is suitable for CAN systems with PVC or PUR outer jacket, and is approved for the Russian market.

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The company has developed a CAN cable for 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 the Russian market.

Demand for CAN systems continues to grow in a bid to standardize data exchange. These ensure seamless networking of electronic systems with each other, such as control units or sensors. This enables systems to be implemented economically, and cross-system diagnostics can be carried out simultaneously across several ECUs.

The CAN cable guarantees transmission reliability of the data, even with high stress on the cable during motion, such as when used in an energy chain. It is available in two outer jacket options - CFBUS.PVC.020 with highly abrasion-resistant PVC or CFBUS.PUR.020 with highly oil-resistant PUR. The CAN cables were tested in the company’s in-house test laboratory, spread over 2 750 square meters. The cables are used in processing machines and machine tools, as well as in low-temperature applications. To facilitate trade with Russia, both cables have CTP and EAC approval.

The EAC certificate is the official proof that the imported machines or components for production equipment comply with the harmonized technical regulations (TR ZU) of the participating countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). The CTP standard focuses on the fire behavior 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. Having both EAC and CTP approval, the comprehensive inspection of all regulatory requirements for all components of a production machine is carried out. Further national certificates of conformity, through GOST-R, TR or GOST-K, are no longer required with EAC and CTP approvals.


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