Cable carriers that handle circular movements and reverse bending radii often require lots of space for their movement. The TwisterBand TB30 makes rapid rotating movements possible up to 3,000 degrees and depends only on the belt length or design height in the axis of rotation. The smaller masses involved mean lower centrifugal forces and possible rotary speeds up to 720°/s. Flat links enable the wide twisting range. Because of the small installation size and compact design, this cable carrier system can be used safely in all installation positions: horizontal or vertical.
The polymer cable carrier is lightweight and easy to use. The injection-molded chain has easy access links allowing users to simply press in cables and hoses through split openings.
The design is modular and extremely flexible and does not have to be customized to individual customer specifications. One type is already available, with larger and smaller versions planned. Applications for the slim design circular chain system are mainly in robotics supplying one and six axes in special machine construction, handling, lifting and assembly equipment, and test jigs.
Filed Under: Factory automation, Cables + cable management, Linear motion • slides, Motion control • motor controls