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Multi-axis energy chain for robots - triflex® R

In 3D applications, rotating and pivoting movements are part of everyday life. Energy chains are required here, which safely guide and protect robot cables. The triflex R (TRE, TRC and TRL) energy chain has been specifically developed for demanding multi-axis robots. Due to its high tensile force absorption and high flexibility, the energy chain 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.

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All 2020 new products and product extensions


    Fibre-rod holder for UR10 and UR10e

    ▲ Tech up

    • Elongated holes enable infinitely variable adjustability of the fibre-rod module 
    • Easy to retrofit (assembly video)
    • Low wear by holding the e-chain®  above the axis 4-6
    ▼ Cost down


    Go to UR fibre-rod holder

    Compact linear retraction system

    ▲ Tech up

    • System weight of only 2.2kg
    • Up to 290mm of retraction length
    • Easy to retrofit
    • Prevent loops on
      axes 4-6
    • Fixed end of the e-chain® can be freely placed due to the linear design
    ▼ Cost down
    • High running performance
    • 40 % more cost-effective compared to TR.RSE.60 retraction system
    • Reduction of downtime, maintenance-free
    • Modularised structure to the TR.RSE.40 and TR.RSE.50 retraction systems

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    Retraction system in compact sizes 60 and 65

    ▲ Tech up

    • Up to 380mm of retraction length
    • Easy to retrofit
    • Prevent loops on
      axes 4-6
    • Optional guide plate behind the retraction system minimises wear of the e-chain®     
    ▼ Cost down
    • High running performance 
    • Less downtime, maintenance-free
    • Modularised structure to the TR.RSEL.70 and TR.RSEL.85 retraction systems


    Go to TR.RSEL.60

    Extension of the robot equipment configurator by:

    • 20 collaborating robots from Universal Robots, Techman Robots, Kuka to Yaskawa
    • Quantec-2 from Kuka 
    • GP series from Yaskawa
    This results in an additional 2,000 variations, now with a total of up to 12,500 equipment variants in one tool.

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    Robot equipment configurator  

    Your benefits at a glance:

    • Defined minimum bend radius for safe cable and hose routing in moving applications
    • Also as a complete solution including  cables for the energy chain
    • High torsion resistance and defined torsion stop-dog
    • Modular design, can be easily lengthened and shortened
    • Option with fibre-rod
    • Easy assembly
    • Easy filling
    • Available from stock


    Energy chains for axis 2-6

    Retraction systems for axes 3-6

    triflex RS system

    • Retraction system with fibre-rods
    • Can be used with TRE and TRC versions
    • Prevents loop formation on the robot arm
    • Adapter for all common robot models
    • Additional attachments possible using cover
    • Defined retraction force

    triflex RS universal module

    triflex RSP system

    • Retraction system with pneumatic cylinder
    • Can be used with TRC/TRE/TRCF
    • Sizes 60-125
    • Retraction force is adjustable
    • Retraction force is almost linear
    • For high retraction forces

    triflex RSP - pneumatic retraction system

    triflex RSE system with deflection

    • Retraction system with elastomer bands
    • Guide roller as with RSP
    • Can be used with TRC/TRE
    • For sizes 40/50
    • For small robots
    • Weighs only 1.8kg
    • Compact design

    triflex RSE system - prevent loop formation

    triflex RSE system linear

    • Retraction system with elastomer bands
    • Can be used for TRE, TRC and TRCF versions
    • Sizes 40-100
    • Cost-effective
    • Space-saving
    • Simple installation

    Linear triflex® RSE retraction system

    Systems for the axis 1


    • External energy supply to axis 1
    • Rotation angle up to 540°
    • Modular guide trough system
    • e-chain® openable from both sides
    • 4 inner heights from 28mm to 56mm
    • Inner widths from 50mm to 200mm
    • Modular interior separation
    • For rotational speeds up to 4m/s
    • Can be configured for many robots

    To the twisterchain shop

    Rotating energy supply - RBR

    The standard for circular movements

    • Rotation angles up to 540° (on one level)
    • Rotation angles of of 900° and more possible
    • Maximum rotation angle in minimal installation space
    • Rotation speed of up to 360°/s
    • Lighter and more compact than static guide troughs
    • Minimum displacement forces and maximum service life
    • Modular construction with standardised mounting options
    • Integrated strain relief and cable routing directly in the guide trough

    Rotating energy supply

    Accessories for robots

    Cobot clamps for energy chains and protective hoses

    Cost-effective, flexible, fast installation

    • For various robots arm diameters, universal applications
    • Silicone-free  and thus suitable for the
      automotive industry
    • Compact, smooth design
    • Slim, lightweight construction

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    Light mounting brackets

    Standard for TRL version. Also compatible with TRC/TRE. Available with strain relief and as an intermediate bracket.

    triflex R light mounting brackets

    triflex R clamps - attachment to axis 6

    Depending on robot design, with or without recess. Easy and fast assembly.

    Attachment to axis 6

    Further products

    HRC brackets

    HRC cobot clamps  

    chainflex robot cables

    chainflex® robot cables  

    readycable robot cables

    readycable® robot cables  

    Application examples of our customers

    Three dimensional energy chains for robotic applications  

    Further information

    triflex assembly on the robot

    triflex - installation videos  


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    Monday to Friday from 8am - 8pm.
    Saturdays from 8am- 12pm.