Stäubli Electrical Connectors says it has developed the RobiFix range, a system of primary circuit connectors designed for use on welding robots. The company says this design allows the power cables to be divided into sections, so that in the event of damage only the affected section needs to be replaced rather than the whole assembly.
RobiFix is designed for single-core, double-insulated cable and requires just a hex screwdriver for assembly. The connector is bolted flat onto the robot or holding plate, so a flange is not necessary. Another recently introduced component from the company is the RobiFix B-ID a single cable flange-mounted receptacle is angled downwards at 30° to reduce stress on connectors.