Intelligent robot cable predicts failures

Treotham is now supplying a new igus chainflex cable that increases process reliability and safety by warning users against upcoming failures.

As smart factories are becoming more popular, so are intelligent monitoring systems. To increase reliability and reduce the threat of downtime, igus has released an intelligent robot cable that predicts the future and warns users before failure occurs.

The cable triggers a warning if certain limits are exceeded during the cable’s operation in dynamic applications. The warning indicates that the cable must be replaced within the next four weeks.

While standard cables are designed for use in fixed installations, dynamic applications require specially designed cables to prevent failures and downtime. The igus range of chainflex cables are specially stranded and shielded to provide a long service life. The variety of jacket materials and cable designs withstand even the most demanding applications.

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