The bending radius and exposure is
increased 4X using the Triflex RS module.
The high-performance, multi-axis Triflex
RS system is an ideal replacement because
it is capable of torsional movement and high
flexibility. The cable carrier can achieve a
rotation of approximately plus or minus 10
degrees for each chain link in the longitudinal axis. Unlike the corrugated tubing, it
also has a fixed bending radius, which prevents damage to the cables and hoses. It also
features a two-chamber interior to ensure a
clean layout where the bus and compressed-air lines can be installed separately.
The benefits go even further. The energy
supply system consists of single-piece, interlinked units. The one-piece links are connected to each other with a “ball/cup” connection also known as the “trailer-hitch principle.” This principle combines the ability to
absorb high tensile strengths with the option
to shorten or lengthen the cable carrier at
any point. This is a huge benefit when compared to other cable management systems
available on the market, which traditionally
feature individual elements connected by
wire that cannot be easily altered. In addition, the unique one-piece design provides
excellent protection for the cables against
impacts and abrasion on the robotic arm and
is also resistant against dirt, hot chips, and
“Our experience [with igus] has been positive. They were able to convince us that the
plastic chain remains dimensionally stable
under all circumstances,” explains Ruf. “We
can ensure a high level of functionality and
because the requirements are constantly
increasing, a long-term cooperation [between
Trans Nova RUF and igus] is possible.”
For more information, visit www.igus.com.
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