Energy chain twists up to 20 times around its own axis
13 September 2015
igus has introduced a stronger, more robust version of its twisterband rotary motion cable management system – twisterband HD.
Developed to give operational and functional reliability to rotating applications that require mixed services, for example, power, data, air or fibre optics, with high loads and small installation space, twisterband HD supports up to 20 turns around its own axis.
The outer diameter of the energy chain is just 300mm and height starts at 250mm, guaranteeing high strength with minimal installation space requirements. High angles of rotation are possible with horizontal rotary motions of around 7,000 degrees (20 full turns) and vertical to 3,000 degrees (8 full turns), while reliably guiding energy, data and media.
Combined tests with chainflex cables at the igus in-house lab indicate service life results of over one million rotary cycles even under tough conditions. Tested in temperatures ranging from -40°C to +80°C, twisterband HD is ideal for use in outdoor environments, as well as indoors.
The predefined minimum bend radius prevents damage to cables, while the special hinge design that connects the individual segments allows fast assembly. The link design also allows fast filling with cables and hoses from the outside.
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