High speeds, long travels and compact installation spaces: every two years, igus GmbH bestows the vector award, with which fascinating and creative energy chain applications are honoured. This year, 266 entries from 32 countries were received.
The advantages and disadvantages of two industrial energy supply systems
Thanks to an optimised design, the e-spool can now extend cables and hoses up to 21 metres without the need of a motor.
With the smart igus micro flizz energy supply system, cables and hoses move reliably at high speeds
When laying cables and hoses in cable carriers and e-chains, there are a number of common mistakes that are unwittingly made that can have an adverse effect on efficiency and reliability.
The Honeycomb universal strain relief system saves engineering and assembly time while keeping cables and hoses safe in motion.
Cable issues have been cited as the number one reason for downtime in robotic cells, so the way in which robot cables are attached and guided is important for robot reliability.
The igus E4.350 energy chain was specially developed for offshore applications but is also suitable for other industries where oversized cables and hoses need to be guided and protected.