The telescopic triflex® R TRX combines the triflex® R energy chain and a retraction system in one. The combination enables a space-saving installation with compensation of up to 40% of the e-chain's length. The length compensation also prevents loop formation at the robot. The round shape of the 'easy' design is highly resilient and makes it possible to insert and remove harnessed cables easily.
The telescopic TRX is being tested for different characteristics in current tests in the igus® test laboratory.
As cables or hoses cannot be elongated to the same extent as the e-chain, they are placed in the TRX according to a specific principle. (see picture on the right) In addition, the cables and hoses are fastened in place in the middle of the TRX so that they do not leave their position when the chain is pulled.
Thanks to the special arrangement of the cables/hoses, as well as the additional tension relief system in the centre of the TRX, the cables/hoses can cope with the length compensation of the e-chain without any problems.
Upper chain: cables/hoses wound onto a reel as much as possible
Middle chain: cables/hoses half unwound from reel
Lower chain: cables/hoses are completely elongated in the TRX
The TRX is in its final testing phase in our in-house test laboratory at the moment. The image shows size TRE.70.B, the first in which TRX will be available.
The first seven to eight chain links (starting on Axis 6) are normal TRE.70.110.0.B links. The rest of the e-chain consists of the new telescopic TRX e-chain.
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The universal installation kit is ideal for attaching the TRX. The TRX can be fixed in place with the supplied mounting brackets in different positions and can be supplemented with the suitable triflex R chain up to axis 6.