igus sponsors SolarBuggy as part of the Young Engineers Support. The buggy will carry chainflex servo cables from igus, which are ideally suited to thermal and mechanical loads it will experience. Such a project is supported by igus under its initiative, the ‘Young Engineers Support’ (YES). The company promotes diverse innovative and bold projects of students and young hobbyists with free product samples and technical advice. The current model Froggee is due to cross the Australian desert in the spring of 2018, setting a new world record in the process. Against this background, all components in the SolarBuggy have to cope with the tough demands and at the same time have a low weight. This is especially true for the installed chainflex cables. They are used to connect the motor controllers to the electric motors, for driving the vehicle and for the internal wiring of the contactors. igus offers these cables with or without an inner jacket. Depending on the type, they are flame-retardant, coolant-resistant and oil-resistant and cold-flexible.
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