e-skin is a corrugated tube consisting of an upper and lower shell that form a complete enclosure when connected together. The simple and reclosable opening mechanism enables easy maintenance and inspection of the installed cables.
Typical branches of industry and applications: cleanroom, pick & place, printers, all machines in which corrugated tubes are used
Drawing of e-skin SKS28
A = Moving end
B = Fixed end
|Part No.||Bi||Ba||hi||ha||Bend radius R||Weight|
≤ 10 [m/s] / ≤ 75 [m/s2]
1 Mounting brackets: structurally stable, with integrated strain relief
2 Small installation space: small bend radii
3 Unsupported application due to stop-dogs on the upper shell of the e-skin
4 Cleanroom ISO Class 1: virtually no wear or abrasion
5 Cable-friendly: defined minimum bend radius
6 Easy assembly: upper and lower shell can be opened for easy filling
Corrugated hoses have the same bend radius along their entire length
The e-skin consists of two shells (upper/lower shell). The shells can be configured in order to define the nature of the movement involved
Corrugated hoses have little or no inherent rigidity.
e-skin is suitable for short unsupported lengths in a small installation space (2) and has a defined bend radius (5)
Very little if any stability in respect of forces acting on the sides
Lateral stability thanks to the oval (6) geometry of the e-skin
Corrugated hoses cannot be used unsupported
e-skin supports itself and can be used for short, unsupported lengths
Corrugated hoses for dynamic applications cannot be opened
e-skin can be opened on its outer radius and filled quickly
The interior of corrugated tubes cannot be divided into sections
e-skin can be fitted with interior separation system
Developed for cleanroom applications, the e-skin has been tested under real conditions with 6.4 million double strokes at 3m/s in the laboratory.
The standard bending tests show how flexible the e-skin soft is. It only bends, even under loads that would break other energy chains.
This test shows how quiet 'e-skin' corrugated tubes and 'e-skin flat' cleanroom cables are. Compared to flat ribbon cables of competitors, the noise level of the e-skin flat is only 29dB(A).