In 3D applications, rotating and pivoting movements are part of everyday life. Energy chains are required here, which safely guide and protect robot cables. The triflex R (TRE, TRC and TRL) energy chain has been specifically developed for demanding multi-axis robots. Due to its high tensile force absorption and high flexibility, the energy chain enables a rotation of about ±10° per chain link with complicated motions in the vertical axes. Compared to a cable protection hose, triflex R offers a defined bend radius, which greatly increases the service life of cables and hoses.
I am looking for an energy supply system for axes 2-6 on an industrial robot, and also spare parts or accessories to guide cables or hoses safely on the robot.
I am unsure which energy chain I should choose for my application and need more support/information.
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This guide shows you step by step how to select, install and commission an energy supply system on the industrial robot for axes 3-6.
The first points are about the positioning of the cable and dress packs and the selection of the correct energy chain. Then you choose the appropriate retraction system.
Helpful tips on assembly and a final checklist complete the 10-point package and provide step-by-step instructions for amateurs as well as professionals.
There is competition between the corrugated hose and the triflex R energy chain as means of protecting cables.
In eight short videos, we pitted the two products against one other in various disciplines or rounds.
However, apart from the colour and external shape, they have little in common.
See for yourself.
Closed version - completely openable
Assemble your own energy supply for a Fanuc CRX.
A simple, safe and quick way to attach an energy supply to cobots or miniature robots.