Highly Flexible Drag Chain Cables

Highly Flexible Drag Chain Cables

There are lots of different industry names for cables required in repeat motion applications ie those applications where a cable is moving in a single axis of motion either vertical or horizontal so we will try and help break the confusion on these cables in this post.

Every manufacturer has their own brand name however these are the common generic terms:

  • Drag chain cables
  • Flexible Drag cables
  • High Flex cables
  • Power chain cables
  • Dynamic cables
  • Motion cables
  • Energy chain cables
  • Energy cables
  • Power track cables
  • Robotic cables ( incorrectly)

Generally all the cables are the same for the first 9 and although insulation and jacket materials change as does screening options. Manufacturers will of tested to millions of cycles on a test bed and often will state that their cables are good for x million of cycles. These cables are all designed and laid for single axis motion and can be used in or out of a plastic drag chain, generally a class 6 conductor giving it very good flexibility.


The confusion starts to come into the equation when people refer to these cables as robotic cables they are not, A robotic cable is designed for twisting and torsion applications like for instance on a Robot ( hence the name) and robotic cables have a completely different internal lay length and design and do each cable does not suit the others application.

Right Cable for the jobĀ 

Here at Cables & Components we partner with Lapp Cables to bring you a range of FD cables with FD standing for Flexible Drag Chain, Lapp are the world leader in cable technology and offer a range of both screened and un-screened and both PVC and PUR sheath materials depending on the environmental requirements.

YY HIgh Flex Dynamic Cable PVC | Olflex FD810

We offer a selected range on the siteĀ  here however if you have a requirement outside of these cables please do not hesitate to contact our sales team for help and support.


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