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igus develops robot dresspack configurator for any robot



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 www.igus.com/quickrobot, 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.

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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.