Plastic energy chains used in general machine applications are often referred to as the umbilical cords of modern machines. However, according to some recent findings from SMC Pneumatics, this continual energy chain movement can often lead to increased abrasion when using conventional polyurethane tube. Now, thanks to their R and D experts, SMC has developed a new tubing range. Series TUZ designed specifically to help combat this problem.
Series TUZ tubing has been developed for energy chains which help protect and convey cables, hoses and tubing for X,Y,Z , sliding and rotational axis motions on machine tools, robots, material handling equipment and industrial machinery. Made from special polyurethane material, tests have shown that when used in a sliding application the TUZ´s wear resistance is increased by over 66% when compared to SMC´s standard TU tubing range.
Available in six colour options, and five tube sizes from outside diameter 4mm to 12mm and with bending radius of between 10mm and 35mm dependant on the selected tube size, Series TUZ is designed to work at pressures of up to 0.8MPa and at temperatures between -20ºC to + 60ªC. Series TUZ is also the perfect partner when used with SMC´s comprehensive One-Touch, Insert, Stainless Steel or Miniature Fitting ranges.