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Energy and data supply for robotics
Igus has developed a new universal energy and data supply module called the Triflex RS, specifically for use in robotic applications in very cramped conditions. This multi-axis robotic energy chain is always guided parallel and close to the robot arm, preventing a loop forming for cables becoming strained at the robot head.
The low profile module can be mounted directly to the existing fastening points on the robot. The moving end of energy chain is attached to the sixth axis with a mounting bracket. This system allows general movements, so no specific programming is required. Thanks to its compact design, the system can even be used if there is a valve cluster or distributor box on the third axis.
In addition, Igus also has new protective jackets available. These protect the energy chain from liquid metal splashes or other materials. These are important in hot conditions such as foundries, or for paint or sealing applications. The protective jackets are pulled over the energy chain, and held in place by a velcro fastener or elastic, ensuring the chain's long service life.
Finally, Igus has also developed the E4.1 energy chain for safe supply on the seventh axis. It allows high flexibility and robustness in all applications. Assembly times can be reduced by up to 80 percent thanks to improved opening and separating bridges. A quick-locking feature ensures little force is required for opening and closing, even for very fully loaded chains. Special design, including the 'tongue and groove' link joint ensures very high rigidity even with strong lateral forces.
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