The e-spool flex 2.0 is the igus version of a cable drum without a slip ring. Cable diameters from 5mm up to 15mm can be used. The cable is always safely routed through a feed-through to ensure that it is properly wound up at all times.
With a newly developed cable reel for control panels, robot users avoid
"cable tangle" and tripping hazards in automated production. Since the new solution does not use slip rings, media, data and the power and signal supply of the emergency stop button can also be integrated into the system. Download the white paper to find out more.
The illustrated assembly aid enables you to assemble the e-spool flex 2.0 quickly and professionally.
Version I: with a hand crank
Version II: using a cordless screwdriver
Version III: with retaining spring
and locking mechanism
Version IV: with retaining spring, locking mechanism
and retraction brake
|Part No.||Cable diameter||Extension||Required cable length inside the e-spool flex [m]|
|SP||Spring with position hold|
|SB||Spring with position hold and break|
Cables or hoses are inserted into the e-spool in a spiral pattern
The e-spool flex in detail from the inside (from left): housing, worm guide, cables/hoses, winding housing
The e-spool flex in detail from the outside (from left): housing, worm guide, cables/hoses, winding housing
Detail: cable/hoses inserted in the worm guide
Extension lengths up to 15m possible
The e-spool flex 2.0 can be used wherever a cable must be moved freely during use and must be stowed away safely and cleanly after use
In its test laboratory, the largest in the industry, igus® compared the e-spool® flex with a competing product. The test evaluated the two products' pull-out forces
The results showed that the e-spool® pull-out forces were about 10 newtons, while those of the competing product were almost twice that
A: e-spool flex
B: Competitor product
C: Pull-out force [N]
D: Pull-out [m]
Guide many different cables safely in very narrow spaces. No tensile stress on the cables
e-spool - the alternative to the cable drum from igus is used in an extendable mobile wind machine. The e-spool scores here with significantly more flexibility, because unlike slip rings, cables and hoses for data, compressed air and fluids can also be connected end-to-end in one system and, above all, can be replaced or altered at any time.