igus Manager Leads Seminar on Robotic Cable Management
Learn how to eliminate unplanned downtime with proper selection and guidance
With its focus on automation, igus has helped manufacturers increase productivity with maintenance-free, self-lubricating solutions that reduce costs and deliver long-term performance. igus is hyper-focused on making motion in machines easier. This means everything from the component specificatio...
With its focus on automation, igus has helped manufacturers increase productivity with maintenance-free, self-lubricating solutions that reduce costs and deliver long-term performance. igus is hyper-focused on making motion in machines easier. This means everything from the component specification to the maintenance must be as simple as possible. In the multi-axis robotics market igus focuses on the cables, hoses, and their management as they are the lifeline to the production process.
Multi-axis robots are designed to perform accurately and reliably shift after shift, but unplanned downtime can delay production – and result in significant financial loss, sometimes as much as thousands of dollars per minute. One way to reduce downtime is with effective and efficient robotic cable management.
igus, which runs its North American operations out of Providence, R.I., will host a webinar on “Eliminating Downtime with Best Practices in Robotic Cable Management” on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The 1-hour presentation begins at 11 a.m. (8 a.m. PDT).
igus Manager Leads Webinar
|David Sandiland, igus’ Automotive and Robotics Industry Manager – North America, will lead a seminar on robotic cable management.|
David Sandiland, igus’ Automotive and Robotics Industry Manager for North America, will lead the webinar. Sandiland often visits automotive facilities and provides solutions for existing robots and working on new production lines. Sandiland has 16 years of industrial sales experience and has helped companies such as Honda, Ford, Tower Automotive and Magna increase their production capacity with automated solutions.
In the field of multi-axis robots, industrial integrators and plant managers are faced with the unique challenge of selecting and managing cables to be run on the outside of a moving 6-axis platform. The complex movements made by 6-axis robots require special consideration when deciding on how to manage cable systems.
Traditional cable management systems attempt to keep cables static, while operations surrounding them are dynamic. Restricting the movement of the cables can create points of stress, accelerating cable failure. Today, new intricate movements carried out by robots, especially the 6-axis rotation, have created a need for a more modern way of thinking about cable selection and management.
Best Practices for Cable Management
The webinar will discuss cable and hose management best practices, as well as the value of selecting the correct torsionally optimized cables and hoses.
Key takeaways from the session will help participants in these areas:
- Discover how igus triflex R® differs from traditional solutions, as well as how it can reduce unplanned downtime and improve maintenance turnaround time
- Learn how the robot make and model, as well as the application and cable package, can affect the choices made when designing a solution
- Leave with a better understanding of torsion cables
The webinar will be hosted by Engineering360.com. For more information or to register, visit the webinar website.
For more information send an inquiry directly to igus® Inc.
The Less is More Approach to Robotic Cable Management
The less is more approach to cable management is a best practice that robotics engineers and integrators can apply. It centers on designing cable management systems for six-axis robots including cables, hose, tubing, carrier, and connectors in three separate sections.