igus hybrid cable for new motor generation
Published by : Industrial Automation
Harnessed readycable for the e-chain transmits energy and data securely in a compact installation space.
January 2021 – In order to supply modern motors with energy and data, users need appropriate cables that function dependably even at high accelerations and on long travels. Especially for use in motion, igus has now developed a hybrid cable that is offered as a drive solution for the new Bosch Rexroth motors. It combines energy and data cable in one and is therefore also suitable for compact installation spaces. igus offers the cable as a fully harnessed readycable that is accurate to the centimetre. This saves the user costs.
Ever smaller and more compact with an even higher output: such a trend is becoming increasingly apparent in the field of motor development. But not only the motor but also the cables used must meet the new requirements. Hybrid cables are one solution. They combine energy and data supply in one by integrating the encoder cable into the servo cable. This eliminates the need for cabling with a separate measuring system for the encoder. Especially for use in the energy chain, igus has now developed a new hybrid cable suitable for Bosch Rexroth MS2N and IndraDrive Mi motors. A halogen-free PUR outer jacket ensures oil resistance and increases the service life of the cable. The user receives the drive solution already fully harnessed with connector as the so-called readycable from igus. "While other manufacturers on the market only offer cables in metre lengths, customers can order their solutions from us down to the centimetre. This way we avoid unnecessary waste or residual stock. As readycable, the cable can be connected directly to the machine. This saves additional harnessing and installation times", explains Markus Hüffel, Product Manager readycable at igus GmbH.