Smart igus micro flizz energy supply system guiding data and media

Guiding data and media in the tightest of spaces at
high speeds is a major challenge in diverse application areas.

igus micro flizz available from href=”#CompanyLink:ID130904#”>Treotham offers a
compact energy supply system for travels up to 100 metres. It consists of an
energy chain, flexible chainflex cables for tight bend radii and an aluminium
guide channel. The micro flizz can now also be used with the new smart CF.D
system. This monitors the data transmission characteristics of the cable in
advance and promptly warns of a failure.

Narrow compact spaces and fast movement in lanes, such
as in storage and retrieval units, are common usage scenarios for busbar
systems. However, they can normally only be used for energy transmission. In
order to be able to supply not only energy but also data, fluids and air
simultaneously in the horizontal and vertical directions, igus has developed
the micro flizz energy supply system, which allows travel speeds up to 6 m/s
and accelerations up to 4 m/s_ are possible.

igus micro flizz consists of a plastic energy chain
that travels in an aluminium channel. In addition to highly flexible chainflex
control, data and motor cables for tight bend radii, the energy chain can also
guide hoses as well as fibre optic cable with data rates of up to 10 GBit/s.
Thanks to extensive testing in the in-house 2,750-square-metre test laboratory,
igus provides a guaranteed service life of 36 months on all chainflex cables.
If the user wants to monitor the transmission characteristics of their used bus
cable, Treotham now offers the option of using the intelligent CF.D system in
the micro flizz. The smart plastics innovation detects changes to the
transmission characteristics of the cable in advance and provides timely
information about an essential replacement. Therefore maintenance is planned in
advance and an unexpected shutdown is avoided.

Modular
and easy to clean system

The main advantage of the micro flizz, in addition to
the optional intelligent monitoring, is its special construction. Integrated ‘side
wings’ hold the chain firmly in the stretched condition at all times in a
special groove in the upper and lower part of the channel. Together with
plastic springs on the crossbars of the e-chain, they provide a soft and quiet
rolling. This means the friction, wear, energy consumption and noise
development are reduced significantly. Thanks to its modular design, the system
is easily accessible and easy to clean. Therefore, the use of the micro flizz
is also ideal in pharmaceutical and food production sectors. The energy chain
system is available in three different sizes depending on the diameter of the
cables.

For more information, please visit the Treotham
Automation website www.treotham.com.au
or call 1300 65 75 64.

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