When people and machines work closely together, safety is paramount.
More businesses – including SMEs – are now using collaborative robots (cobots) to streamline production.
Cobots work in close proximity with humans using sensors and cameras as well as an energy supply system to ensure workplace safety.
Now to further improve safety, igus has 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 now rely on the new Lean Robotics clamps.
Available in Australia from Treotham, 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 and easy to assemble
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.
"Thanks to the Velcro fastener, the user has the opportunity to use the new retaining fixtures without any tools on any robot of their choice,” says Matthias Meyer, Head of Robotics Industry Management at igus.
“Thanks to the flexible plastic, they can also be installed on another cobot at any time.”
Meyer says because igus manufacture the clamps by injection moulding, they are very cost-effective.
The new Lean Robotics retaining fixture is available in three versions:
- A 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.
- A second option is 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.
The new retaining 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.
For more information contact:
Treotham Automation Pty Ltd
1300 65 75 76