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Increase Safety and Reliability for Collaborative Robots

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When humans and machines stand shoulder to shoulder on the production line, safety at work is a critical issue. To ensure cables and hoses are reliably and compactly guided on cobots, igus has developed a universal clamp.

The Lean Robotics retaining fixture, which is injection molded, is available in one universal size, making it very cost-efficient. This week’s video shows how easy and simple they are to install using a Velcro strip. A slim design with rounded edges increases workplace safety by reducing the risk of injury when in contact with the robot.

It will be available in three versions: the standard version has two adjustable Velcro straps in a universal size and a rubber lining inside, so that the straps are fixed on the arm without the risk of slipping. This option is also available with a mounting bracket with and without strain relief. In the third option, the retaining fixture can also be equipped with a protector for additional security.

Originally developed for the triflex R TRC/TRE/TRL 30, 40 and 50 e-chain series, the clamps also accommodate many of the commercially available corrugated hoses.

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