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KABELSCHLEPP on UK Manufacturing and the Hanover Fair 2011

One plus one equals more than two, that´s how you could draw a balance after a year of collaboration between KABELSCHLEPP and the Tsubaki Group. Things have been happening in more areas than just the product range. The worldwide presence and customer service were also intensively expanded.

Along with the sales and on-site service, the product program was also expanded. For example, in the universally applicable UNIFLEX Advanced plastic chain series, the type series 1665 with an inside height of 44 mm is now available in an additional inside width: 200 mm. That makes eight widths in total, covering measurements from 50 to 250 mm. Type series 1320 was also expanded; an inside width of 50 mm is now available, as well as models with new bending radii of 38 and 48 mm. The weight-optimised cable carriers in this series are well-suited for a broad range of applications. They are equipped with internal sound dampening for an especially quiet run and offer numerous possibilities for interior partitioning. An aluminium tray system is now available for the type series 1555 for vertical, hanging applications Amongst its many applications, it is suitable for use in fast-moving storage and retrieval machines with high lateral acceleration and is available as a complete system, ready for installation and connection, including carrier stop, cables and tension relief. The modular construction makes it especially easy to install. Standardised dimensions and basic components result in short delivery times and custom-modification for affordable solutions.

Extremely well-thought through.
For applications with a large angle of rotation, a rotating cable carrier system with an angle of rotation of 580° or higher was developed. This is made possible through the serial connection of multiple rotation chains. The uncomplicated mechanical design ensures a high level of reliability. The compact design enables its use in even the tightest installation conditions.

The MONO 0200 has been redesigned: The interior of this affordable and easy to assemble plastic cable carrier for standard applications was optimised through the elimination of interfering edges. As a result, the routed cables are guided even more gently. All eight types of the MONO series are available in different designs, and normally kept in stock.

In terms of the material, the clean room compatible, low-vibration TKR cable carrier was further developed. A low friction chain material assures reduced wear of the guided cables, which is especially important at high speeds. A long service life of the cables and the system means reduced costs. The chain satisfies the requirements Clean Room Class 1 in accordance with ISO 14644-1. A new separating strip system is now offered for the type series TKR 0200; it guarantees an optimal separation of the cables. In addition, the type series 0260 and 280 with interior heights of 40 and 52 are available with three new widths: In addition to inner width of 75, 100 and 150 mm KABELSCHLEPP now also offers Bi 50, 125 and 200 mm. As a result, an even wider range of applications can now be covered.

Long live the robots.
The aspect of service live was also an area of emphasis for the new accessories for 3D cable carriers of the ROBOTRAX series: KABELSCHLEPP is now offering a guide holder through which the cable carrier slides while it is reliably held in position – without limiting the freedom of movement of high-performance industrial robots. The rationale: the rapid movements of the robot arm can cause the chain can knock against the robot housing. This may result in defects for both the cable carrier and the cables which are routed in it. This is now prevented by a retaining mechanism introduced this past year for ROBOTRAX systems: The cable carrier is safely guided and stored in the retaining mechanism; the service life of the cable carrier and the cables can be quadrupled as a result. This, in turn, provides the benefit of significantly longer operating times of the robot system and reduces expensive downtimes for repairs. As a result, the retaining mechanism has quickly established itself in the market and KABELSCHLEPP now sells models for all installation sizes.

Doubled for high performance.
The new LS 1050 double-link chains from the STEEL LINE and the MC 1300 hybrid chain carrier are also designed for an especially long service life. With a maximum degree of stability the steel chain with the double-link design can achieve up to 40 percent longer self-supporting lengths and the hybrid chain can achieve up to 30 percent longer self-supporting lengths in comparison with the respective standard version. Depending on the chain, additional loads of up to 130 kg/m are possible. The LS 1050 also impresses through its long service life and high speeds of travel with a high dynamic load, whereas the MC 1300 is distinguished by its torsional stiffness and lateral stability.

Quick access to further details.
In line with the current company motto, "Innovation@work", displays at the trade fair stand were provided with Quick Response (QR) Codes: By reading the matrix via smartphone the user is provided detailed information about this year’s product innovations.


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