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PRODUCTION OPTIMISATION Universal clamp for energy chains and protective hoses

Feb 5, 2020

igus has 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 the universal safe guidance of cables for data and energy.

igus recently 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 rely on the new Lean Robotics clamps from the company. 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.

Quick to assemble and cost-effective

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. The user can use the new retaining fixtures without any tools on any robot of their choice and also they can be installed on another cobot at any time. Since the clamps are manufactured by injection moulding, they are very cost-effective.

Free choice for safe cable guidance

The new 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. In a third option, the retaining fixture can also be equipped with a protector for additional security. These 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.

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