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New generation - twisterchain new - Rugged, quiet, for high loads

 
Higher loads and smoother running

With the new generation of new twisterchain circular chains, significantly improved smoothness coupled with higher stability could be achieved. The new twisterchain is modular in width, height and radius and can therefore be used very flexibly in applications where rotary motions up to 540° and more as well as rugged solutions are required.

  • Sturdier, more additional load possible
  • 25% less weight than the previous twisterchain
  • Rotary speeds up to 1 m/s and more
  • Rotary/Spiral movements up to 540°
  • Highly dynamic and quiet operation (with a new trough)
  • More cable-friendly, smoother interior
  • Snap-open crossbars in the inner radius
  • Over 1 million cycles tested successfully in the igus® laboratory (03/2010)

Typical industrial sectors and applications
  • Robots, handling machines
  • Packaging machines
  • Glass machines
  • General mechanical engineering etc.

Diagram

twisterchain new for circular motions up to 540°, snap-open crossbars in the inner radius

 
Diagram

The cable-optimized intermediate link tremendously increases the stability of the new twisterchain. At the same time it serves as an interior separator and divides the filling space into two chambers.

 
Diagram

Y = Max. additional load [kg/m]
A = new generation twisterchain new
B = old version twisterchain Classic

100% more additional load with the new generation of the igus® twisterchain new

 
Selection criteria

Notes on the design of the twisterchain new.

twisterchain new 3D-CAD

Generation of complete twisterchain 3D models

twisterchain new guide troughs

New generation twisterchain new guide throughs - installation time, save costs - increase service life

QuickRobot

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

Snap-open in the inner radius
TwisterBand  
Series TC32

Inner height hi: 32 mm
Inner widths Bi: 87,5 - 150 mm
Bending radii R: 100 - 250 mm
Pitch: 56 mm

TC42  
Series TC42

Inner height hi: 42 mm
Inner widths Bi: 87,5 - 200 mm
Bending radii R: 100 - 250 mm
Pitch: 67 mm

TC56  
Series TC56

Inner height hi: 56 mm
Inner widths Bi: 125 - 200 mm
Bending radii R: 150 - 400 mm
Pitch: 91 mm

 
New guide trough system - type 01

The new Twister guide trough minimizes the previously time-consuming alignment. Assembly time is reduced from 6h to 2h. While reducing noise levels, travel speed can be increased, thanks to an almost all plastic design.

 

Circular motions possible up to 540° (with special mounting parts)
 

UL94-V0 Classifications on request
 

 
New guide trough system - Type 01 available