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Give your robot an energy boost

14-12-2010
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The Triflex R robot accessory package from igus includes well over 200 components.

From large welding to small palletising robots, every industrial application can now be covered.

Corrugated hoses can kink and tear which is why igus developed the 3D energy chain Triflex R for robot producers and users.

It is available in three designs.

The first is a closed version to protect the cables on rough applications, such as welding spatters, chips, and dirt. The second is the Easy version in which the cables are simply pressed into the chain by hand and the third is a Light version.

The multi-dimensional, movable robot chain can have its length adjusted at any time, thanks to its modular construction.

It can be either shortened or lengthened at any place. It achieves its high tensile strength using the “ball and socket” joint.

The individual elements are not connected to each other using extra steel cables similar, but with a simple connection like a trailer tow bar. This ball and socket design ensures mobility in every direction. It is possible to turn about +/- 10° per link in the chain. This makes it much easier to guide the cables around difficult geometries.

In addition, there is a defined freedom of movement in all three dimensions. The bending radius is the same in every direction, which also reduces stress on the chain itself, as well as the cables, and hoses.

The use of spring-rod modules generates a directed pre-tension. This makes it possible to create a system where the chain is suspended and doesn’t get caught up in the working area.

The igus range, available from Treotham Automation, also offers a Triflex RS set specially for robot applications with limited installation space.

This version guides the energy chain parallel to the robot arm to save space. It can be mounted directly on all attachment points on the robot.

Finally, protectors, quick attachment systems and attachment modules for nearly any robot complete the wide product range.

Treotham Automation
Ph: 02 9907 1778
www.treotham.com.au

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