Manufacturing AUTOMATION

igus develops robot dresspack configurator for any robot

January 30, 2019
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

January 30, 2019 – igus has developed a new robot dresspack configurator, a free online tool that can be used to find the ideal cable management system for virtually every robot available on the market.

Energy supply systems, which are capable of high-performance, three-dimensional movements, protect cables and hoses during the highly dynamic motions of industrial robots. Many automated units work three shifts and are expected to last for many years.

The multi-axis energy chain protects moving cables on the robot in every direction and therefore can increase the service life of the automated unit, says the company. 

At, the user selects the robot manufacturer and then decides on the type and model as well as the axes they want to equip. The next step is the choice of a retraction system, which keeps the energy chain under tensile stress, to avoid looping and protect against damage.

A picture then shows a visualization of the robot and the components of the energy supply system. The user then configures the triflex R e-chain type and the size.

Users have the option to add extra protectors and triflex R chain links. The configurator automatically creates a list of all the components of the energy supply system, which can then be converted to a PDF for the user to save. The components can also be added to the shopping cart and another click will take users to CAD models of the components.

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