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New igus e-chain cables keep Fanuc robots on the move

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To use industrial robots efficiently in large production plants, they often need to move in a straight line on a seventh axis.

It‘s important to ensure safe energy supply along the axis from the switch cabinet to the robot.

For this purpose, igus has now further expanded its range of e-chain cables for robots with two PUR hybrid cables – CFSPECIAL.792.015 and CFSPECIAL.792.016.

The new chainflex cables available from Treotham are highly flexible and designed for use on Fanuc robots.

Specifically for demanding robotic applications, Treotham offers users a large number of igus motion plastics products, including multi-axis energy supply systems and now cables for the seventh axis on ABB and KUKA robots.

The unique igus bundled design for these cables on long energy chain travels successfully prevents corkscrewing and other failures in production lines. Now Treotham has further extended its product range for cables for use in the seventh axis with two PUR hybrid cables for Fanuc robots.

Avoiding failures due to corkscrewing

The specially designed cables have been developed and tested for highly dynamic applications in production plants with long travels. On long distances along the seventh linear axis, it is especially important for the cables to avoid failures due to corkscrewing.

The new PUR hybrid cables CFSPECIAL.792.015 and CFSPECIAL.792.016 meet the electrical and technical requirements of the Fanuc robots and also meet the high mechanical requirements for highly dynamic applications in long, gliding travels in production systems.

The new chainflex special cables are shielded and have an abrasion-resistant PUR outer jacket. The cables are very impact-resistant, flame-retardant and halogen-free.

The special cables are also resistant to oil and coolant, as well as to hydrolysis and microbes. Like all igus cables, these chainflex cables were also tested under real environmental conditions in igus's in-house test laboratory spread over a floor area of 2750 square metres. 

Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

1300 65 75 64

www.treotham.com.au

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