TREOTHAM Trading has released the E6 flexible energy supply system. It is designed for machines that require increased cycle times despite constraints such as limited construction space, noise maximums, cost factors and time pressures.
Traditional pin/drilled hole combination has replaced by a spring element made of plastic. This leads to smooth running, a reduction in noise, minimum vibration, and less wear and modularity.
It is suited to applications in clean rooms, laser cutting/flame cutting systems and for measuring and testing machines. It is abrasion-resistant and can be used in computer technology, microelectronics, microsystem technology in chemical, biological and physical laboratories as well as in the pharmaceutical sector. Its stability with high acceleration rates and high speeds allows it to be used in automatic component insertion machines.
As it is structured in individual links, it can be lengthened or shortened at any point. The use of screw connections is completely abandoned. The plastic spring element connects individual side parts. It shows no sign of wear after over 10 million bending cycles.
The polygon effect, which can occur when the flexible energy supply system is being unrolled, is reduced to a minimum. This makes the system vibration-free and quiet. In combination with linear motors this allows high acceleration rates and smooth running.
Friction value is lowered by glass fibre, reinforced polyamide side parts. The elasticity of this material is seven times higher than the elasticity modulus of polypropylene.
With good values in rigidity as well as in tensile and shear forces, the E6 can travel distances between 60m and 100m depending on the type of flexible energy supply system selected. A large number of energy cables can be taken up without having any significant negative effect on the unsupported length.