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e-skin: innovative energy supply system

e-skin®  

The e-skin is a hose 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. Advantages of the e-skin compared to conventional corrugated hoses:

Easy to open, fast assembly

Inherent rigidity for unsupported lengths

Different materials and different colors available, also in small quantities

Available with optional interior separation


 
Typical applications: Fast, short, unsupported applications, standing and hanging applications, pick & place, printers, general cleanroom applications, as well as in machine tools, woodworking and other machines, where today corrugated hoses are still used
 

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openable shells

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zip for fast opening

e-skin®  

*This product is in the introduction phase of serial production (pilot production). We would be pleased to include your ideas, please contact us.

 
Input Critical Dimensions

A: moving end
B: fixed end

 

Delivery program:

Order number Inner height Outer height Inner width Outer width Bend radius
Hi Ha Bi [mm] Ba [mm] R
SKH-14-068-02-1 14 20 68 95 150  Inquiry
SK-28-068-02-1 28 40 68 95 150

 Inquiry

e-skin®  

Unlike a conventional corrugated tube the e-skin has a defined direction of movement and in addition supports itself. It can therefore be used also as a horizontal energy supply system for short unsupported lengths. Thanks to its oval design, the extendable modular tube also offers more space than round corrugated hoses. Interior separation modules enable optimal cable guidance.
 

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Easy filling because it can be opened

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Less install space required, in spite of extensive reach through self-supporting function

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Dust- and watertight

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Clean room compatible in accordance with IPA Class 1

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Cable-friendly cables through a defined minimum bending radius

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Protection against undesired lateral movements

e-skin®

Different materials and colors for different applications with e-skin®

 
e-skin®  

Corrugated tubes have consistently the same bending radius

e-skin®  

e -skin consists of two shells (top/bottom) . The movement can be defined by configuring the shells.

e-skin®  

Corrugated hoses have no/little rigidity. e-shell solves the problem.

e-skin®  

e-skin® for short unsupported lenth

e-skin®  

No/little stability in case of applied lateral force

e-skin®  

Lateral stability due to the oval geometry of the e-skin®

e-skin®  

Corrugated hoses can not be used unsupported

e-skin®  

e-skin® supports itself and can be used for short unsupported lenth

e-skin®  

Corrugated hoses (for dynamic applications) can not be opened

e-skin®  

e-skin® can be opened, easy to fill

e-skin®  

The interior of the hose can not be devided

e-skin®  

e-skin® can be equipped with an interior seperation

e-skin installation video