triflex® R 3D e-chain® specially made for robotic applications

triflex® R (R for "round") is the third generation 3-axis energy chains® from igus®. The multi-axis energy supply system triflex® R has been specially developed for the sophisticated 6-axis robotic applications in harsh industrial environments. Some of the important design features are: Fiber rod option for the partial reinforcement of the triflex® R, approximately +/- 10° .Torsion per chain link, high tensile strength through ball-and-socket joint. More than 100 components have been made available meanwhile in the triflex® R product range, so that all requirements can be covered from large welding robots up to the small pallet robots. triflex® R has received the iF design award.

TRC

TRC (the 'C' stands for 'Closed'): This enclosed version protects cables from dirt and hot, flying debris.

 
triflex r

Simplest installation and dismantling through the ball-and-socket system

 
TRE

TRE ('E' stands for E-Z version): Easily push cables in through the flexible opening featured along the length of the cable carrier.

 
Application examples

Interesting applications from a variety of industrial sectors

Configure interior separation

Define cables, select chain and configure interior separation. Now also for all triflex® R series!

QuickRobot

Equipment support for various types of robots. Simplified ordering of complete systems.

TRC - triflex® R, closed design
TRC  

TRC-30

Inner height Bi 1: 12 mm
Inner height Bi 2: 10 mm
Bending radius R: 50 mm
Pitch: 11.3 mm

TRC-40

Inner height Bi 1: 15 mm
Inner height Bi 2: 13 mm
Bending radius R: 58 mm
Pitch: 13,9 mm

Installation instructions

Instructions for the joining and separating of the triflex® R - TRC.

TRC-50

Inner height Bi 1: 18.8 mm
Inner height Bi 2: 16.2 mm
Bending radius R: 80 mm
Pitch: 17.4 mm

TRC-60

Inner height Bi 1: 22,5 mm
Inner height Bi 2: 19,5 mm
Bending radius R: 87 mm
Pitch: 20,4 mm

TRC-70

Inner height Bi 1: 28 mm
Inner height Bi 2: 24 mm
Bending radius R: 110 mm
Pitch: 25,6 mm

TRC-85

Inner height Bi 1: 33 mm
Inner height Bi 2: 28 mm
Bending radius R: 135 mm
Pitch: 30,6 mm

TRC-100

Inner height Bi 1: 37.5 mm
Inner height Bi 2: 32.5 mm
Bending radius R: 145 mm
Pitch: 34.5 mm

TRC-125

Inner height Bi 1: 43,3 mm
Inner height Bi 2: 43,3 mm
Bending radius R: 182 mm
Pitch: 44,6 mm

Standard mounting bracket

For TRC / TRE / TRL. Also possible with strain reliefs and as intermediate connection.

Light mounting bracket

Standard for the TRL version. Also compatible with TRC / TRE; possible with strain reliefs and as intermediate connection.

TRCF - triflex® R, the light alternative with snap-open chain links
TRCF  

TRCF-65

Inner height Bi 1: 22.3 mm
Bending radius R: 100 mm
Pitch: 23.1 mm

TRCF-85

Inner height Bi 1: 30 mm
Bending radius R: 135 mm
Pitch: 30.6 mm

Installation video

Instructions for joining, separating and filling triflex® R - TRCF.

TRCF-100

Inner height Bi 1: 34,3 mm
Bending radius R: 145 mm
Pitch: 34,5 mm

Standard mounting bracket

For TRC / TRE / TRL. Also possible with strain reliefs and as intermediate connection.

Light mounting bracket

Standard for the TRL version. Also compatible with TRC / TRE; possible with strain reliefs and as intermediate connection.

TRE - triflex® R, "easy" design for the quick insertion of cables
 

TRE-30

Inner height Bi 1: 12 mm
Inner height Bi 2: 10 mm
Bending radius R: 50 mm
Pitch: 11,3 mm

TRE-40

Inner height Bi 1: 15 mm
Inner height Bi 2: 13 mm
Bending radius R: 58 mm
Pitch: 13,9 mm

Installation instructions

Instructions for the joining, separating and filling of the triflex® R - TRE.

TRE-50

Inner height Bi 1: 18.8 mm
Inner height Bi 2: 16.2 mm
Bend radius R: 80 mm
Pitch: 17.4 mm

TRE-60

Inner height Bi 1: 22,5 mm
Inner height Bi 2: 19,5 mm
Bending radius R: 87 mm
Pitch: 20,4 mm

TRE-70

Inner height Bi 1: 28 mm
Inner height Bi 2: 24 mm
Bending radius R: 110 mm
Pitch: 25,6 mm

TRE-85

Inner height Bi 1: 33 mm
Inner height Bi 2: 28 mm
Bending radius R: 135 mm
Pitch: 30,6 mm

TRE-100

Inner height Bi 1: 37,5 mm
Inner height Bi 2: 32,5 mm
Bending radius R: 145 mm
Pitch: 34,5 mm

TRE-125

Inner height Bi 1: 43,3 mm
Inner height Bi 2: 43,3 mm
Bending radius R: 182 mm
Pitch: 44,6 mm

Standard mounting brackets

for TRC / TRE / TRL. Also possible with strain reliefs and as intermediate connection.

Light mounting bracket

Standard for the TRL version. Also compatible with TRC / TRE; possible with strain reliefs and as intermediate connection.

TRE-B - triflex® R B-version, "Easy" design for the quick insertion of cables
TRE-B  

TRE-40-B

Inner height Bi 1: 15 mm
Inner height Bi 2: 13 mm
Bending radius R: 58 mm
Pitch: 13.9 mm

TRE-50-B

Inner height Bi 1: 18,8 mm
Inner height Bi 2: 16,2 mm
Bend radius R: 80 mm
Pitch: 17,4 mm

Assembly instruction

Instructions for the joining, separating and filling of the triflex® R - TRE-B version.

TRE-60-B

Inner height Bi 1: 22,5 mm
Inner height Bi 2: 19,5 mm
Bending radius R: 87 mm
Pitch: 20,4 mm

TRE-70-B

Inner height Bi 1: 28 mm
Inner height Bi 2: 24 mm
Bending radius R: 110 mm
Pitch: 25,6 mm

TRE-85-B

Inner height Bi 1: 33 mm
Inner height Bi 2: 28 mm
Bending radius R: 135 mm
Pitch: 30,6 mm

TRE-100-B

Inner height Bi 1: 37,5 mm
Inner height Bi 2: 32,5 mm
Bending radius R: 145 mm
Pitch: 34,5 mm

Standard mounting brackets

For TRC / TRE / TRL. Also possible with strain reliefs and as intermediate connection.

Light mounting bracket

Standard for the TRL version. Also compatible with TRC / TRE; possible with strain reliefs and as intermediate connection.

Assembly tool triflex® R B-version

Assembly tool for disassembly of triflex® R B-version

TRL - triflex® R, the easy alternative with "easy" design
 

TRL-30

Inner height Bi 1: 12 mm
Inner height Bi 2: 10 mm
Bending radii R: 50 mm
Pitch: 11,3 mm

TRL-40

Inner height Bi 1: 15 mm
Bending radius R: 58 mm
Pitch: 13.9 mm

Installation instructions

Instructions for the joining, separating and filling of the triflex® R - TRL.

TRL-60

Inner height Bi 1: 23 mm.
Bending radius R: 87 mm.
Pitch: 20.4 mm

TRL-70

Inner height Bi 1: 28 mm
Bending radius R: 110 mm
Pitch: 25.6 mm

TRL-100

Inner height Bi 1: 38 mm
Bending radius R: 145 mm
Pitch: 34.5 mm

Standard mounting brackets

For TRC / TRE / TRL. Also possible with strain reliefs and as intermediate connection.

Light mounting bracket

Standard for the TRL version. Also compatible with TRC / TRE; possible with strain reliefs and as intermediate connection.

TRLF - triflex® R, the light alternative with snap-open chain links
 

TRLF-65

Inner height Bi 1: 24.4 mm
Bending radius R: 100 mm
Pitch: 23.1 mm

TRLF-85

Inner height Bi 1: 32,8 mm
Bending radius R: 135 mm
Pitch: 30,6 mm

Assembly instruction

Instructions for the joining, separating and filling of the triflex® R - TRLF.

TRLF-100

Inner height Bi 1: 38 mm
Bending radius R: 145 mm
Pitch: 34,4 mm

TRLF-125

Inner height Bi 1: 46.8 mm
Bend radius R: 182 mm
Pitch: 44.1 mm

Standard mounting brackets

for TRC / TRE / TRL. Also possible with strain reliefs and as intermediate connection.

Light mounting bracket

Standard for the TRL version. Also compatible with TRC / TRE; possible with strain reliefs and as intermediate connection.

triflex® R retraction systems

For supplying energy to robots
triflex®  
Four triflex® R retraction system versions available from stock

RSP

Pneumatic retraction system

Prevent creation of loops on robot axis with continuously adjustable retraction force.

RS

Modular retraction system

For robots with medium to high payload.

RSE linear

Linear, cost-effective retraction system

triflex® RSE offers extremely simple linear retraction without bends, spring rods or deflection rollers.

RSE

Cost-effective retraction system with deflection

Specially customized for robots with small to medium payload.

triflex® R accessories:
Fiber rod modules  
Fiber rod modules

Intelligent problem solution through directed pretension.

Universal assembly kit  
Universal assembly kit

Offers the potential to mount the fiber rod module in the desired position on the robotic arm.

Strain relief  
Strain reliefs for large cross sections

Secure mounting also in the use of cables with large cross section.

Gliding feed-through  
Gliding feed-through

Available with and without swivel bearing

Protectors  
Protectors

Well protected in extreme applications.

Heat shield  
Heat shield

Protection against weld and metal spills up to 1,112°F

UR clips  
UR clips

triflex® R connections for "Universal Robots"

CF Robot special cables  
CF Robot special cables

Special cables for long service life in robotic applications.

Disassembly tools  
Disassembly tools

Disassembly tools for triflex® TRE (B version) and TRCF.

CFSPECIAL.792  
Especially for axis 7 of robots

PUR outer jacket

Shielded

Oil and coolant-resistant

Hydrolysis and microbe-resistant

PVC and halogen-free

Notch-resistant

Flame retardant

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R.I. 02914

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