igus has announced that it is further expanding its cable product line for e-chains on Fanuc robots by introducing two PUR hybrid cables - CFSPECIAL.792.015 and CFSPECIAL.792.016. These new chainflex cables are claimed to be highly-flexible and designed for use on Fanuc robots. The company noted that in order to use industrial robots efficiently in large production plants, they often need to move in a straight line on a seventh axis.
The two new specially-designed cables have been developed and tested for highly-dynamic applications in production plants with long travels. On long distances along the seventh linear axis, it is especially important for the cables to avoid failures due to corkscrewing. The new PUR hybrid cables are said to meet the electrical and technical requirements of the Fanuc robots and also meet the high mechanical requirements for highly-dynamic applications in long, gliding travels in production systems.
igus said that the new chainflex cables for Fanuc robots are shielded, and have an abrasion-resistant PUR outer jacket, also being impact-resistant, flame-retardant and halogen-free. The cables are also resistant to oil and coolant, as well as to hydrolysis and microbes, the company noted. igus is claimed to be the only provider on the market that can promise a guarantee of 36 months on its cables, which were developed following rigorous testing.
The company said it offers users a large number of motion plastics products, specifically for demanding robotic applications including multi-axis energy supply systems and now cables for the seventh axis on ABB and KUKA robots. The unique igus bundled design for these cables on long energy chain travels successfully prevents corkscrewing and other failures in production lines, igus noted.