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New igus e-chain cables for the seventh axis on Fanuc robots

By Swati Deshpande,

Added 10 May 2018

Expansion for its cable product line for e-chains on robots


To use industrial robots efficiently in large production plants, they often need to move in a straight line on a seventh axis. It is important to ensure safe energy supply along the axis from the switch cabinet to the robot. For this purpose, igus has now further expanded its range of e-chain cables for robots with two PUR hybrid cables - CFSPECIAL.792.015 and CFSPECIAL.792.016. The new chainflex cables are highly flexible and designed for use on Fanuc robots.

Specifically for demanding robotic applications, igus offers users a large number of motion plastics products, including multi-axis energy supply systems and now cables for the seventh axis on ABB and KUKA robots. The unique igus bundled design for these cables on long energy chain travels successfully prevents corkscrewing and other failures in production lines. Now igus has further extended its product range for cables for use in the seventh axis with two PUR hybrid cables for Fanuc robots. The specially designed cables have been developed and tested for highly dynamic applications in production plants with long travels. On long distances along the seventh linear axis, it is especially important for the cables to avoid failures due to corkscrewing. The new PUR hybrid cables CFSPECIAL.792.015 and CFSPECIAL.792.016 meet the electrical and technical requirements of the Fanuc robots and also meet the high mechanical requirements for highly dynamic applications in long, gliding travels in production systems.

New hybrid cables for robots: tested and with guarantee

The new chainflex special cables for Fanuc robots are shielded and have an abrasion-resistant PUR outer jacket. The cables are very impact-resistant, flame-retardant and halogen-free. The special cables are also resistant to oil and coolant, as well as to hydrolysis and microbes. Like all igus cables, these chainflex cables were also tested under real environmental conditions in our in-house test laboratory spread over a floor area of 2750 square metres. Therefore, igus is the only provider on the market that can promise a guarantee of 36 months on its cables.

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