New universal clamp for energy chains ensuring safety with cobots

Treotham has introduced a new universal clamp from
igus for energy chains and protective hoses ensuring increased safety at work
with all collaborative robots.

When people and machines stand shoulder to shoulder in
production, safety at work is an important issue. Therefore, igus has now
developed a new clamp for energy chains and protective hoses on cobots. The
Lean Robotics retaining fixture produced by injection moulding has a uniform
size, which makes it very cost-effective. The retaining fixture can be
installed in seconds with a Velcro strip. Available in three options, the new
clamp allows universal safe guidance of cables for data and energy.

Cobots continue to be a big trend in production and
are used not only by major industrial players, but increasingly also by small
and medium-sized businesses. This is because the automation of sub-processes allows
companies to be competitive in the market. The collaborative robots work hand
in hand with humans in close proximity. Sensors and cameras as well as an
energy supply system ensure the safety of the process.

igus has developed the three-dimensional triflex R
e-chain series to ensure that cables and hoses are reliably and compactly
guided in cobots. For a secure attachment of the energy chain or the protective
hose on the robot, the user can now rely on the new Lean Robotics clamps from Treotham.
The universal retaining fixtures with Velcro fasteners are flexible in shape
and adapt to any robot arm. A slim design with rounded edges increases
workplace safety by reducing the risk of injury when in contact with the robot.

to assemble and cost-effective thanks to plastic

The Lean Robotics retaining fixture is attached
directly on the robot in two steps: simply place the Velcro around the robot
arm and fix it.

“Thanks to the Velcro fastener, the user has the
opportunity to use the new retaining fixtures without any tools on any robot of
their choice. Thanks to the flexible plastic, they can also be installed on
another cobot at any time,” explains Matthias Meyer, Head of Robotics
Industry Management at igus. “Since we manufacture the clamps by injection
moulding, they are very cost-effective.”

choice for safe cable guidance

The new Lean Robotics retaining fixture will be
available in three versions: the standard version has two continuously
adjustable Velcro straps in a universal size and a rubber lining inside, so
that the straps are fixed on the arm without the risk of slipping. This option
is also available with a mounting bracket with and without strain relief. The third
option allows the retaining fixture to also be equipped with a protector for
additional security.

The new retaining fixtures are suitable for use with
the triflex R series TRC/TRE/TRL 30, 40 and 50 as well as for all commercially
available protective hoses with different diameters.

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

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