MORE and more users of modern servo drives are relying on pre-harnessed cables. The large number of different plugs and connectors and the knowledge required for processing and quality control make it difficult to keep an overview and conceal dangers.
Particularly demanding are applications with moving energy supplies. This is because highly dynamic parameters such as acceleration, travel distance and small bending radii must be considered in machine and plant engineering.
Energy chain manufacturer igus, represented in Australia by Treotham Trading , has now completed its 'Chainflex' range of cables for servo drives.
Already manufacturing system cables for Siemens, Indramat, and Lenze drives, the company now supplies new harnessed drive and measuring systems and sensor cables for Fanuc drives in three different mechanical load qualities, and any length.
Alongside low-cost oil-resistant PVC sheath mixtures, PUR and TPE mixtures are also available.
The new cables are available for short, freely suspended travel distances (economy line) as well as for long gliding distances (premium line) and both have UL and CSA approval.
Depending on the application, this means the optimum technical solution to any cable problem can be delivered harnessed within three or four days.