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The key advantage of a cable carrier is that cables, pneumatics, electrics, hydraulics, and any other required media can be guided safely in a single system. However, correctly arranging each cable and hose within your chosen cable carrier according to the recommended spacing requirements is vital if you want to prolong the service life of your system. Although we at igus ® would welcome the opportunity to recommend the optimal separation layout for your cables or hoses (call us anytime at 1 800-521-2747 or e-mail, as the customer it's still you who makes the final decision. To help with your decision making process, we've put together the essential distribution rules to consider when organizing your cable and hose packages. Why use interior separation in the first place? Interior separation is crucial in order to extend the service life of cables and hoses in your application. Cables and hoses with different diameters and outer jacket materials need to be laid out separately using modular separators. A minimum clearance between cables, hoses and the cable carrier should also be maintained. (The maximum outside diameter we give for each cable series corresponds directly to this - ask us if you're unsure.) Moreover, the faster and more frequently a cable carrier moves back and forth, the more important the exact positioning of the cables and hoses inside is. Cramming in as many cables as possible into a cable carrier simply won't work. Cables can become permanently deformed - 'corkscrew' - or become tangled up with one another. If cables with different outer jacket materials–for example PVC and PUR– are placed side by side, then these can wear against each other and become 'stuck' together. All these scenarios can lead to premature failure. Cable Distribution Rules The You Need To Obey Learn more at

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