igus hybrid cables combining energy and data supply for motors

In order to supply modern motors with energy and data,
users need appropriate cables that function reliably even at high accelerations
and on long travels.

igus has now developed a hybrid cable – especially for
use in motion – that is offered as a drive solution for the new Bosch Rexroth
motors. Available from Treotham, it combines energy and data cabling in one,
making it suitable for compact installation spaces. Treotham offers the cable
as a fully harnessed readycable that is accurate to the centimetre, enabling
cost savings for the user.

The trend of smaller and more compact products with even
higher output is becoming increasingly apparent in the field of motor
development. Not only the motor, but even the cables used must meet the new
requirements. Hybrid cables are one solution as they combine energy and data
supply by integrating the encoder cable into the servo cable. This eliminates
the need for cabling with a separate measuring system for the encoder.

Developed especially for use in energy chains, the new
hybrid cables from igus are suitable for Bosch Rexroth MS2N and IndraDrive Mi
motors. A halogen-free PUR outer jacket ensures oil resistance and increases
the service life of the cable. The user receives the drive solution already
fully harnessed with connector as the so-called readycable.

“While other manufacturers on the market only
offer cables in metre lengths, customers can order their solutions from us down
to the centimetre. This way we avoid unnecessary waste or residual stock. As
readycable, the cable can be connected directly to the machine. This saves
additional harnessing and installation times,” explains Markus H√ºffel, product
manager – readycable at igus GmbH.

finder helps in product selection

All cables are tested and inspected under real conditions
in the company’s own 3,800-square-metre test laboratory. Tests have shown that
the new hybrid cable with a bend radius of up to 10xd in the e-chain can safely
withstand 10 million double strokes over the long term. Due to the realistic
tests, igus is the only cable manufacturer in the world capable of providing a
36-month guarantee on its chainflex cables.

igus offers over 4,200 drive cables suitable for 24
manufacturer standards in its readycable range. For a quick selection of the most
suitable solution, igus offers a practical online tool with the readycable
product finder. Simply enter the igus part number or the manufacturer, or
select the name of the drive manufacturer from the menu, then click on the required
cable type and the product finder will list all matching parts. An overview provides the different cable qualities such as outer jacket, bend radius, travel and price. The integrated service life calculator also determines the running time.

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

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