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Robotic energy chains - triflex® R

In robotic applications, rotating, pivoting and 3D movements are part of everyday life. Energy chains are essential to safely guide and protect robot cables. The triflex® R 3D robot energy chains have been specifically developed for multi-axis robots. Due to its high tensile force absorption and high flexibility, the Triflex® enables a rotation of about ±10° per chain link with complicated motions in the vertical axes. Compared to a cable protection hose, triflex R offers a defined bend radius, which greatly increases the service life of cables and hoses.
The triflex® R's Modular design, can be easily lengthened and shortened, comes with a fibre rod option and offers easy filling and assembly. 
Would you like more information about our 3D robot energy chains? Our experts will be happy to get in touch with you.

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TRC - Closed & chip repellent

TRC - Closed & chip repellent
  • Enclosed design
  • Bend Radius 50-182mm

TRE - Easy to fill

TRE- Easy to fill
  • Easy to fill
  • High torsion resistance

TRL - Lightweight

TRL- Lightweight
  • Cost-effective 
  • Easy design, simply press cables in

TRCF - Enclosed with snap lock mechanism

TRCF- Enclosed with snap lock mechanism
  • Enclosed design with snap lock
  • Chip protection

TRLF - Lightweight with snap lock mechanism.

TRLF- Lightweight with snap lock mechanism.
  • Light version
  • Bend Radius 100-182mm

triflex® brackets and accessories available

triflex® accessories
  • TRE locks
  • Mouting brackets

Twisterchain for axis 1


  • Circular motions possible up to 540°
  • Available with guidetrough

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Retraction System for axes 3-6

retraction system

  • Guides carriers to prevent loops in robot's path
  • Compact, modular system for industrial robots

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Energy supply system for cobots


  • For various robot arm diameters.
  • Suitable for triflex® R - TRC/TRE/TRL 30, 40 & 50

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New possibilities for energy supply on the SCARA robot

SCARA cable solution gives stability at high speeds

  • Nominal hose width 29mm (inside)
  • Size 23 & 36mm in planning  
  • The backbone for the cable guide on the Scara robot
  • Can be easily retrofitted
  • Rotary mounting
  • For increasing the service life of corrugated hoses used for Scara robots.

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Corrugated hose vs. triflex R

Corrugated hose vs. triflex R chain: a comparison

There is always competition between the corrugated hose and our triflex® R energy chain when it comes to protecting cables. 

In eight short videos, we compared the two products against each other in various disciplines or rounds. 

However, apart from the colour and external shape, they have little in common. 

To the corrugated hose vs. triflex R comparison

Robot equipment configurator for 3D robot energy chains

With our e-chains® robot equipment configurator, you can configure the appropriate igus® equipment for your robot model in just a few steps. If necessary, you can use the respective Help buttons of the fields to obtain more detailed information on the individual components. Finally, you can place your completed configuration directly in the shopping cart, place an order with us or use one of the additional features (e.g. CAD and PDF download).

Configure your robot equipment

Application examples of our 3D robot energy chains

3D robot energy chains applications
Overview of triflex R applications

Further information

triflex® assembly on the robot

triflex - installation videos
Go to assembly videos


I would be happy to answer your questions

Rob Powell

triflex® Product Manager

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