e-skin: revolutionary energy supply – the versatile corrugated tube

Ultra light Energy supply … e-skin

e-skin  

The e-skin is a hose consisting of an upper and lower shell that form a sealed tube when connected together. The simple, reclosable opening mechanism enables easy maintenance and inspection of the installed cables. Advantages of the e-skin compared to conventional corrugated hoses:

openable, quick assembly

built-in rigidity for unsupported lengths

Available in white and black

available with interior separation


 
Typical application areas: Fast, short, unsupported applications, standing and hanging applications, pick & place, printers, general cleanroom applications, as well as in machine tools, woodworking and other machines, where today corrugated hoses are still used
 

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openable shells

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zip for fast opening

e-skin  

This product is in the introduction phase of serial production (pilot production). We would be pleased to include your ideas, please contact us.

 
Input Critical Dimensions

A: moving end
B: Fixed end

 
Dimensions [mm]

Part Number Internal eight External Height Internal width External width bend radius  
  Hi Ha Bi [mm] Ba [mm] R  
SK.28.Bi.R.0 28 40 68 95 150  Request
More sizes upon request

More advantages – igus® e-skin

… tight … Clean room.

e-skin  

Unlike conventional corrugated tube, e-skin has a defined movement direction and can also supports itself. It can therefore be used as a horizontal energy supply for short unsupported lengths. In addition, the modular tube offers more space than round corrugated tubes, thanks to its oval design. Interior separation modules offer cable-friendly cable guiding.
 

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Easy filling because it can be opened

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Less install space required, in spite of extensive reach through self-supporting function

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Dust- and watertight

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Clean room compatible in accordance with IPA Class 1

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Cable-friendly cables with a defined minimum bending radius

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Protection against lateral movements

e-skin  

Corrugated tubes have the same bending radius in any direction

e-skin  

e -skin consists of two shells (top/bottom) . The movement can be defined by configuring the shells.

e-skin  

Corrugated hoses have no/little rigidity. e-shell solves the problem, page 12

e-skin  

e-skin for short unsupported lenth

e-skin  

No/little stability in case of applied lateral force

e-skin  

Lateral stability due to the oval geometry of the e-skin

e-skin  

Corrugated hoses cannot be used unsupported

e-skin  

e-skin supports itself therefore can be used for short unsupported length

e-skin  

Corrugated hoses (for dynamic applications) can not be opened

e-skin  

e-skin can be opened, easy to fill

e-skin  

The interior of the hose can not be devided

e-skin  

e-skin can be equipped with an interior seperation

Delivery time  
Delivery

Prototypes from autumn 2015

More information:

News 2015

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