igus has developed a unique strain relief system (cable tiewraps) with a honeycomb structure for its energy supply systems. Cable tiewraps play a predominant role in strain relief today. Every individual cable is fixed to an e-chain, which is often a job consuming a lot of time and space. Cable tiewraps are used quickly and can often only be used once. The company revolutionises the strain relief in the e-chain with the bionically inspired honeycomb system. This saves the designer's engineering and assembly time. Cables and hoses can simply and gently 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. In this way, the structure simply adapts to the cable diameters. The honeycomb can be mounted in seconds; in comparison to the often used cable tiewraps or other strain relief solutions, the user saves about 80 percent assembly time. The new system saves space and protects the cables in the e-chain.
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