New mounting clamps for e-chains on cobots

Treotham introduces a new range of plastic mounting
clamps from igus for triflex R energy chains to ensure safe interaction between
humans and robots.

Safety plays a key role when humans and robots work together
in industry. That is why users of cobots and industrial robots are already
using Treotham’s multi-axis round igus triflex R e-chains for energy and data
supply. To easily attach these energy chains and increase work safety in
industry, igus has now developed new plastic mounting clamps that minimise risk
of injury with their rounded edge design.

In the course of Industry 4.0, interaction of human
and machine is increasingly becoming the focus of automation. Therefore,
collaborative robots or cobots are considered the future. Cobots are mainly
used as assistants in simple or interacting activities and in contrast to large
and fast industrial robots, work hand in hand with humans.

For reliable energy supply to cobots and industrial
robots, Treotham offers the optimal energy chain solution with its igus triflex
R range. In addition to metal clamps, customers can now use new cobot designed
clamps to attach the energy chain to the robot arm. The design with rounded
edges increases workplace safety by reducing the risk of injury when in contact
with the robot. The plastic clamps can be quickly attached to the arm of the
robot by a screw connection. The triflex R is simply attached to the clamp by a
clip and fixed. The new clamps are suitable for cobots from Universal Robots,
TMS and Kuka LBR iiwa robot arms.

energy chains for a safe energy supply on the robot

The triflex R range has been specifically developed
for sophisticated 6-axis robots in industrial environments. By combining the
flexibility of a hose with the stability of an energy chain, the round triflex
R ensures reliable cable guidance in multi-axis movements. A ball/socket
principle ensures high tensile strength and easy installation of the e-chain.
The interior separation is freely selectable. The circular bend radius stop and
the high twistability of the e-chain prevent over-stressing of cables – this system
increases the service life and operational reliability of the application. The
triflex e-chains are available from Treotham as a complete package with cobot
designed clamps, cables and connectors immediately ready for connection.

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

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