igus chainflex cables claim a world first as they receive Germananischer Lloyd certification

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chainflex product manager, James Harrison, returns to tell us about this important development within the commercial shipping and offshore industries.

Cables for moving applications on ships and within offshore in general would, until now, have needed costly custom certification or design concessions. In response to this, igus has further extended its list of approvals and certifications by announcing that 328 of its chainflex dynamic cables are now certified by DNV GL (Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd), the world’s largest ship and offshore classification society.

igus chainflex cables claim a world first as they receive Germananischer Lloyd certification

igus and DNV GL, jointly developed these new industry standards in order to allow dynamically flexible cables to be safely used in moving applications on ships and offshore more generally. This announcement makes igus the world’s first company to offer a full range of dynamically flexible cables, guaranteed for millions of movements and compliant with commercial shipping regulations.

“The approval process for igus chainflex cables took three years and there were many stages to go through before the cables could be ‘Germanischer Lloyd’ certified,” says James Harrison. “But now our customers have the option of buying DNV GL certified control, bus, measurement, data and power cables, specifically for dynamic applications, from stock.”

Harrison explains what this means to igus customers:

‘igus Chainflex customers can now be assured that chainflex cables for dynamic applications, such as power, control, data and bus, comply with commercial shipping requirements. We are really proud of this new development and feel it affirms the high-quality and reliable nature of our products to our customers.’

For more information, take a look at the igus website:


Alternatively, contact James Harrison directly on:

Email: jharrison@igus.co.uk

Phone: 07971468439