This machine is usually used for woodworking, whereby it could also
be used for other materials which are similar to process (e.g. PVC,
polypropylene, aluminum etc.). The tool has to be able to carry out
numerous different movements in order to follow the workpiece contour,
including rotating about its own axis with an overall rotation of
1440 degrees in both directions. For this reason, a solution was required
for cable guidance to the tool which would be able to cope
with this movement and is also light in terms of weight. The problem
was solved in the past through the use of an electro pneumatic distributor
that had significant weight, was too expensive and the absence
of flexibility in adapting to a change was a further disadvantage.
The igus® twisterband was absolutely convincing on all counts.
The composition of 6 modules of the chain allows complete coverage
of the required stroke. It is light weight and low cost.
SCM Group S.p.A., Fabio Ferri, Rimini, Italy