igus says it now offers fully assembled dress-packs for rapid replacement of energy chain systems on welding robots. The company explains that these can be custom designed, drop-in replacements, that can be connected quickly and minimise downtime.
These packs consist of a multi-axis triflex R energy chain, filled with chainflex cables and hoses for supplying energy, data and other media. Igus says the standard dress-packs can then be adapted to customers’ individual requirements: different bus systems can be selected, as well as preferred hose manufacturer and a wide range of cable cross sections. It is also possible to have the cables harnessed directly by igus according to 24 manufacturer standards, including Stäubli, Yaskawa Motoman, Universal Robot and Kawasaki, with original plug connectors.
The company says an online configurator, offers over 2,000 options and On request, it can also supply suitable retraction systems to guide the energy chains with constant tension to the end of the robot arm.