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Robot cable management - triflex® R

In robotic applications, rotating, pivoting and 3D movements are part of everyday life. Robot cable management is essential to safely guide and protect robot cables. The triflex® R 3D robot cable management have been specifically developed for multi-axis robots. Due to its high tensile force absorption and high flexibility, triflex® R 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 robot cable management? Our experts will be happy to get in touch with you.
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Robot cable management components

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 Systems for axes 3-6

retraction system robot cable management
  • Guides carriers to prevent loops in robot's path
  • Compact, modular system for industrial robots
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Cobot energy supply systems

cobot robot cable management
  • For various robot arm diameters.
  • Suitable for triflex® R - TRC/TRE/TRL 30, 40 & 50
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TRX | integrated retraction system

  • The TRX complements the functions of the triflex® R series and now also makes them telescopic.
  • Due to their patented design, the chain links of the TRX allow a length compensation of up to 40% to one another without losing the connection or the torsion resistance.
  • The rubber band inside the TRX retracts the links back to their starting point and the retraction force can be adjusted via the rubber band 
  • Weight reduction of up to 83% compared to a solution with a retraction system (RSP)
  • The TRX design study is currently 100% compatible with the TRE.60.087.0.B, other chain sizes will follow.
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Robot equipment configurator for robot cable management

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).
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Corrugated hose vs. triflex® R robot cable management: a comparison

There is a competition between the corrugated hose and the 3D drag chain to protect the cable. 

In eight short videos, we pitted the two products against one other in various disciplines or rounds. However, apart from the colour and external shape, they have little in common. 

See for yourself.
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Free robotics box

What igus offers in the field of industrial robotics

The free robotics box gives you an overview of the products and options that igus® offers in the field of industrial robotics. 

Included: one chain link of each of five triflex® R chain types, in different sizes. The box also contains a flyer with further information about the SCARA cable solution and cable guides on the cobot.
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Finally also for multi-axis and industrial robots ...

... i.Sense TR.B for intelligent condition monitoring

Robots have long been indispensable in many areas of industrial manufacturing – bb welding, painting, soldering, and palletising: industrial robots are becoming dynamic. A flexible 3D energy chain such as the triflex® R from igus® makes it possible to guide robot cables safely. To detect potential chain breaks due to extreme loads in good time and avoid unplanned machine breakdowns, igus has developed i.Sense TR.B, the world's first breakage monitoring system for multi-axis energy chains. 
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Further information

Plug-and-play triflex®

We can offer a complete hose package for your welding robot.
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cable solution scara

SCARA cable solution

Durable energy supply on the SCARA robot.
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Application examples of triflex®

Robotic applications using triflex® R.
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triflex® assembly on the robot

Assembly videos for triflex® R.
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I would be happy to answer your questions

Rob Powell

triflex® Product Manager

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