Electrical Equipment & Systems, Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Components and 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

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

New Additions to Robot Cable Range

Dec 20, 2010

Cable carrier expert, igus®, has introduced twistable hybrid, bus, motor and fiber-optic cables to its torsion resistant Chainflex® robot cable range. The line includes five with a PUR outer jacket. CF-Robot 9 is a hybrid control cable that is available shielded or unshielded. CF-Robot 8 is a shielded bus cable, while CF-Robot 4 is a shielded position-feedback cable. CF-Robot 6 and CF-Robot... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Robotics

Interconnect Motor Cables for Continuous-Flex Applications

Dec 17, 2009

igus offers motor cables for Siemens, Indramat, Fanuc, and Allen Bradley EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Cable carrier expert, igus®, has developed a line of continuous-flex, interconnect motor cables harnessed in accordance with leading manufacturers, including Siemens, Indramat, Fanuc, and Allen Bradley. As with all Chainflex® cables, these interconnects are ideal for continuous-flexing... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Robotics

Shielded Robot Cable resists high levels of torsion.

Mar 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... Read More

Robotics, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Unicables withstand torsional stress of robotic welding.

Mar 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... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Robotics

Robot Cable enables continuous twisting motion.

Apr 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... 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... Read More


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

Oct 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,... Read More