The motion plastics specialist igus has expanded its range of multi-axis energy chains and introduced a new size for the lightweight triflex TRLF. With 125 millimetres diameter, this is the largest in the range and can safely guide even more cables and hoses. The e-chain for torsional movements is impressive with very fast assembly and disassembly, which reduces shut-downs. For this reason, it is popular with robot manufacturers and users.
Industrial robots have become indispensable in production today, as they save a lot of labour and time. In order to achieve this in the equipment on the robot itself, the motion plastics specialist igus has developed the multi-axis triflex TRLF energy chains, which are now available in a new size. The ‘L’ in the product name stands for ‘light’ because material is saved through the open design of the individual links, but at the same time the cables and hoses are still guided safely. The ‘F’ stands for ‘flip open’ and describes the mechanism very well: “Each single chain link has three pivotable cross bars that can be opened up at any time by hand or with a screwdriver,” explained Harald Nehring, authorised agent for e-chain systems at igus.