By using Tsubaki Kabelschlepp’s ROBOTRAX cable carrier system and PBU pull back unit, KEBA Industrial Automation has set up a realistic technology demonstrator.
The automation expert uses its new demonstrator product to highlight the opportunities of creating a digital twin of an industrial robot.
To illustrate the corresponding applications, an industrial robot with a versatile tool simulator was set up. Just as in practical application, a multicore cable had to move along with this tool simulator, reliably and safely guided in the robot work envelope even at the highest travel speeds.
According to Tsubaki, reliable cable guiding was a key element of success for this project.
The cable carrier provider also offered support for planning and configuration of its ROBOTRAX product.
“The cable carrier system impressed us with its easy installation and versatile fastening options,” said Michael Garstenauer, Product Manager Robotics at KEBA Industrial Automation.
“In combination with the pull back unit, reliable pretension is ensured along the complete demonstration paths.”
Tsubaki also recently launched its new TKHD85 and TKHD85-R heavy-duty cable carriers, designed especially for extended travel lengths.
The smaller, yet stronger machines boast an inner height of 58 millimetres and is said to be the ideal choice whenever not much space is required for cables and hoses. In turn, customers benefit from a lower weight, a clear advantage when travelling extended lengths.
According to Tsubaki, whether in ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, systems for bulk goods handling or other applications – the heavy-duty cable carriers come into their own over long distances.