October 4, 2010
By Mary Del
igus has developed a compact cable carrier system that can turn through 3,000 degrees in minimal space. TwisterBand TB30 is designed to guide energy, data and media with little wear. At high rotating speeds, the cable carrier stays close to the axis. According to the company, the cable carrier system can be used safely in all installation positions – horizontal or vertical. The injection-molded chain has easy access links, allowing users to press in cables and hoses through split openings. The design is modular and flexible, the company says, adding that it does not have to be customized to individual customer specifications. Applications for the slim design circular chain system are mainly in robotics, supplying one and six axes in special machine construction, handling, lifting and assembly equipment, and test jigs.