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Optimized cobot security thanks to igus e-chains

Cobots get the energy and data they need from so-called e-chains. Igus from Cologne is now fastening these with rounded clamps, making working with robots safer for humans.

01 Nov. 2018
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Optimized cobot security thanks to igus e-chains (Photo: igus GmbH)

When people work closely with robots, the highest possible safety standards are needed to minimize the risk of injury. Proving that the key lies not only in ultra-complex technologies, such as a sensor skin for machines, is shown by a new, much simpler solution for the triflex R model series from energy chain manufacturer igus.

Until now, the energy chains were fastened to the gripper arms of cobots or industrial robots using metal clips. As an alternative, igus now offers fastening clips made of plasti c in an MRK design. Their rounded edges will increase work safety, as they lower the risk of injury during contact with the robot. The clips themselves are bolted on and are suitable not only for igus models, but also for robots from Universal Robots , for the TMS series from Axilum Robotics and for the LBR-iiwa series from Kuka .