Release time : 2015-06-15 10:57:09
Igus has introduced six product lines to its Triflex R system of third-generation six-axis robot energy chains.
The multi-axial energy-supply system, developed for sophisticated six-axis robotic applications in harsh industrial environments, now comprises over 200 components.
The 'quick change' kit for the Triflex R system allows pre-harnessed robot energy chains and miniature bearings to be changed by hand.
A rapid locking protector protects the energy chain at contact points, where strong stressing occurs through impacts and scouring of the E-Chain against the robot.
Simple to assemble, it can be positioned freely over two consecutive chain links.
As the protector can be easily snapped open with a screw driver and ceramic bearings, replacement can be carried out within 11sec.
Complementing the Triflex R family, the Triflex R 125 is the largest 3D moving robot energy chain from Igus.
With a 135mm external diameter, it has sufficient space for very large services, such as hydraulic hoses and air pipes.
A ball-head connection allows mounting and dismantling even with the hoses and cables inside.
The universal Triflex RS module, which transports the energy chain close to the robot arm, has new accessories and is available in four new sizes.
Igus has robot-specific mounting-adapter plates available from stock for 43 types of robot.
Igus has introduced a mount for the sixth axis and water pump bearings.
The 'lollipop' or 'tennis racquet', with 30mm mounting tube diameter, can be easily mounted.
Compatible with the energy-chain fixing brackets, strain-relief CFX clamps or strain-relief teeth, the mount is suitable for use on any kind of robot.
Igus offers a range of special cables for use in torsion applications, designed for use in the Triflex R energy-chain system.
These comprise Chainflex bus, motor and control cables, as well as fibre-optic cables.