New honeycomb strain relief for cables saving time for designers

Treotham announces the launch of a new innovation from
igus designed to provide universal strain relief, saving engineering and
assembly time for designers while keeping cables and hoses safe in motion.

Cable tie-wraps are currently used in strain relief with
every individual cable fixed to an e-chain. This can be inefficient since the
job consumes a lot of time and space, and cable tie-wraps can often only be
used just once.

igus revolutionises the strain relief in the e-chain
with the bionically inspired honeycomb system, helping reduce the designer’s
engineering and assembly time. The unique strain relief system with a honeycomb
structure ensures cables and hoses can simply be pressed into the honeycomb. It
is then closed, whereby the outer walls of the honeycomb cavities are pushed
gently but extremely tightly around the cables, the structure adapting to the
cable diameters.

Key features and benefits of igus’ new universal
strain relief system include quick mounting of the honeycomb enabled in seconds
compared to cable tie-wraps or other strain relief solutions; 80% savings in assembly
time; space-saving design also protecting the cables in the e-chain; high
flexibility as the system is easy to open to insert new cables or replace them;
and choice of horizontal and vertical versions.

The horizontal strain relief CFU.H can be installed in
layers, and allows the insertion of different cables in one layer. The vertical
version CFU.V can be hooked on in front of the mounting bracket, and different
cables are simply inserted into the vertical rows. The system is tightly closed
with a clip lock, protecting the cables reliably against mechanical stress.

For more information, please visit the Treotham
Automation website
or call 02 9907 1788.

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