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triflex® R retraction systems TRC TRE TRCF

For supplying energy to articulated robots – Prevents formation of loops


The global growth in automation for industrial production is leading to increasingly complex applications, particularly when using industrial robots. Even with greater integration and new production processes, target cycle times have to be kept as short as possible and downtime reduced as much as possible. To provide reliable protection against premature system failure and downtime, we recommend the use of a triflex® R e-chain®, especially to bridge axes 3-6. The dynamic change in length that results from the robot's movement is compensated by the triflex® R retraction systems. Constantly guiding the igus® e-chain® package in a defined manner to prevent the formation of loops in the robot's working area.

RS  

RSP

Pneumatic retraction system

| For Series TRC·TRE·TRCF with a ø-index of 60-125 mm

For robots with a load capacity from approx. 50 kg

Up to 780 mm retraction is possible

For applications with a high fill weight

Almost constant retraction force over the complete travel

Standard pneumatic components

RS  

RS

Modular retraction system

For Series TRC·TRE with a ø-index of 40-100 mm

For robots with a load capacity from approx. 10 kg

Up to 670 mm retraction is possible

If no linear guide system is desired

With major environmental influences

Retraction force using integrated fibre rods

RS  

RSE linear

Linear, cost-effective retraction system

For series TRC·TRE·TRCF* with ø-index 40-125 mm

Special linear guide without tight bending radii

Up to 490 mm retraction is possible

Simple linear retraction without bends, spring rods or deflection rollers

Low-cost

Maintenance-free igus® drylin® W linear unit

RS  

RSE

Cost-effective retraction system

For Series TRC·TRE with a ø-index of 40 mm

For small robots, very light

Up to 500 mm retraction is possible

For highly dynamic movements

Low-cost

Maintenance-free igus® drylin® W linear unit

Adapter brackets  
Adapter consoles for retraction systems

43 brackets from stock for many robot types

For all triflex® RSP , RS and RSE modules

3D CAD data available online for download

Also for robots with lateral mounting positions

Adjustable retraction systems  
Adjustment unit for retraction systems RSP and RS

Broad adjustment range of ± 250 mm

Can be combined with igus® adapter consoles

Simplifies alignment even in restricted robot cells

Selection aid for triflex® R retraction systems
RS diagram

X= Total length of the e-chain®
Y= Size of the robot

 
Possible Ø-index for triflex® R retraction systems

triflex® R
Series
RSP
ø Index
RS
Ø Index
RSE linear
Ø-Index
RSE
Ø-Index
TRC 60 - 125 40 - 100 40 - 125 40
TRE 60 - 125 40 - 100 40 - 125 40
TRCF 85 - 100 - 85 - 100 -
TRL* - - - -
TRLF* - - - -
* Retraction systems not available for this series

triflex® R Accessories:
Fiber rod modules  
Fibre rod modules

Custom solutions with directed pretension.

Fiber rod modules  
Universal mounting kit

Allows the fibre rod modules to be positioned anywhere on the robot arm.

Strain reliefs for large cross sections  
Strain relief systems for large cross sections

Secure cable starin relief even for cables with a large cross section.

triflex® R accessories for TRC / TRE guide systems  
Gliding feed-throughs

With and without swivel bearing

Protectors and heat-proof jackets  
Protectors

Extra safety under extreme operating conditions.

Protectors and heat-proof jackets  
Heat protection shield

Protects from chips and metal spatter up to 600°C

UR clips  
UR clips

triflex® R mounting brackets for universal robots

Robot hose packages and robot cables  
CFROBOT special cables

Special cables for a long service life in robot applications.