Electrical Equipment & Systems, Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Robotics

Design Meets Function. Igus® Receives Prestigious Product Design Award

May 15, 2013

igus®, a leading developer of high-performance polymer machine components, won two awards as part of this year's iF product design competition. A panel made up of 50 judges from around the world judged that the company's e-spool—a variation on traditional cable drums—exceeded its exacting standards. The innovative design guides cables and hoses telescopically and is ideal for restricted... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Robotics

Flexible Parallel Robot Cables are smooth-sliding, durable.

December 2, 2009

VEYOR-CABLE(TM) enables various high-flex robot cables to be combined and bonded to meet specific end-user requirements. Exhibiting flexibility as well as durability to withstand 50+ million bending cycles, cables incorporate engineering-plastic-based elastomer adhesive for bridged bonding of cable sheaths. This permits parallel configuration of cables that have different external diameters as well as air tubes, PCV-sheath cables, and urethane cables made of different materials. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics

All High-Flex Cables Are Not Created Equal

May 19, 2009

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI - May 7, 2009 - Cable carrier expert, igus®, offers Chainflex® cables specifically for continuous-flex applications. Most standard cables are not designed with high flexing in mind. They may be less expensive at the onset, but can fail after a low number of cycles leading to costly downtime, machine damage or even a complete halt in production. Chainflex continuous-flex... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Robotics

Shielded Robot Cable resists high levels of torsion.

March 23, 2009

Chainflex® CF Robot twistable cable can handle 3 million torsional movements to ±270°. Designed for robotic and non-robotic applications, it features torsion-resistant tin-plated copper shield sheath, with outer sheath material being high-grade TPE mixture. System is suited for use with Triflex® R cable carrier, which protects moving cables and hoses on 6-axis robots and can twist up to 380°/yd. Read More

Robotics, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Unicables withstand torsional stress of robotic welding.

March 17, 2009

Supplied standard with TOUGH GUN ThruArm(TM) Series Robotic MIG Guns or available separately, TOUGH GUN(TM) LSR Low Stress Robotic Unicables include rotating power connection that relieves stress caused by routine cable torsion, and protective conduit to shield cable components from harsh welding environments. At 100% duty cycle, LSR Unicables provides 500 A air-cooled capacity with CO2 and 350 A with mixed gases, based on NEMA standards. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Robotics

Robot Cable enables continuous twisting motion.

April 25, 2006

With temperature range of -40 to +80°C for flexing applications, OLFLEX® ROBOT F1 US/CSA consists of flexible bare copper conductors, polymer insulation, non-friction tape, overall tinned copper braid shield, and oil-, abrasion-, and spark-resistant polyurethane elastomer jacket. Cable is suited for multi-axis robots, welding robots, and manipulators as well as to connect rotating and tilting tables. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Robotics

Cable Harnesses suit automation and robotic equipment.

May 10, 2005

Custom Cable Harnesses are manufactured to specification with regard to flexibility and cycling, exposure to chemicals and harsh environments, signal and power requirements, and connector types. Featuring 100% electrical and mechanical testing, units are UL/CSA approved and can be fabricated from 4-30 ga wire with virtually any type of positive locking connector and quick-disconnect. Harnesses support low signal loss applications down to 1 ohm and systems up to 6,000 V. Read More


Dress Packs provide power, data, and media to robots.

October 21, 2002

Fully-assembled Dress Packs, or umbilicals are protective polyurethane (PUR) jackets, which include components in any combination of hoses, control cables, and power cables. Hoses carry water, air, or oil. Electrical cables provide power to transformer/weld gun. Umbilicals allow user to protect entire cabling system from abrasion, weld sparks, and bending stress during robot operation. Posts, brackets, boots, and umbilical absorb kinetic energy generated by robot and welding operations. Read More

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