In three-dimensional applications, rotating and pivoting movements are part of everyday life. Energy chains are required here, which safely guide and protect robot cables. The three-dimensional energy chain triflex R (TRE, TRC, TRL) has been specifically developed for demanding multi-axis robots. High tensile force absorption and high flexibility allow a twisting of approx. ± 10° per chain link in the longitudinal axis. Compared to a cable protective hose, the three-dimensional triflex R chain offers a defined bend radius, which enormously increases the service life of the cables and hoses.
I am looking for an energy supply system for axes 2-6 on an industrial robot, and also spare parts or accessories to guide cables or hoses safely on the robot.
I am unsure which energy chain I should choose for my application and need more support/information.
Here you will find the latest products and product enhancements in the field of robotics.
This guide shows you step by step how to select, install, and commission an energy supply system for axis 3-6 of an industrial robot.
The first points are dedicated to the positioning of the cable and hose package and the selection of the right three-dimensional chain. Then you choose the appropriate retraction system.
Helpful tips on assembly and a final checklist complete the 10-point package and provide step-by-step instructions for amateurs as well as professionals.
The free robotics box gives you an overview of the products and options that igus offers in the field of industrial robotics.
Included: one chain link of each of the five triflex R chain types, in different sizes.
The box also contains a flyer with further information about the SCARA Cable Solution and cable guides on the cobot.
Products included in the box:
Robots have long been indispensable in many areas of industrial manufacturing – bb welding, painting, soldering, and palletising: industrial robots are becoming dynamic. A flexible 3D energy chain such as the triflex® R from igus® makes it possible to guide robot cables safely. To detect potential chain breaks due to extreme loads in good time and avoid unplanned machine breakdowns, igus has developed i.Sense TR.B, the world's first breakage monitoring system for multi-axis energy chains.
There is a competition between the corrugated hose and the 3D drag chain to protect the cable.
In eight short videos, we pitted the two products against one other in various disciplines or rounds.
However, apart from the colour and external shape, they have little in common.
See for yourself.
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i.Sense TR.B for intelligent condition monitoring finally also for multi-axis & industrial robots
Assemble your own energy supply for a Fanuc CRX.
A simple, safe and quick way to attach an energy supply to cobots or miniature robots.