Diagnostic imaging machines, optical systems, and dental technology are on display at igus’s booth, #2315, here at the MD&M East show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
The tradeshow is taking place from June 13 through 15, and medical technology companies are excited to connect with potential customers while giving them a peek at products they hope will make an impact.
igus, a motion plastics manufacturing company based out of Providence, RI, is one of the hundreds of exhibitors displaying their products at one of the largest trade shows on the East Coast. On display is their robotic system, the Fanuc M710ic/50 six axis robot.
This robot is showcasing the triflex RSE, a plastic cable carrier used on multi axis robot applications, according to igus.
It can be used to assemble medical devices.
This system, “prevents looping of the cable carrier, allowing power, data, media to be safely supplied to the of the robotic arm,” igus explains.
In other words, the triflex RSE retracts backwards and then moves forward in order to release slack from the cable carrier.
“Installation of a Triflex R system is fairly straightforward, and can be faster and easier than alternative solutions. The primary reason for this is the split link design of igus Triflex R, which allows installers to push cables into the carrier rather that feed them through from the ends as would be required with alternate systems,” adds Dan Thompson, Product manager at igus.
It is designed for robots with small to medium load capacities and helps to prevent lops in the robot’s work area, including ones with advanced applications.
Furthermore, igus explains that the system is based on the DryLin linear bearings, also from igus. The collection includes profile rail guides, a belt drive, and linear guides with “Turn-To-Fit.”
Specifically, the carrier cable is guided by a moving carriage which allows for a retraction stroke of 23.6 inches, according to the company. Excessive slack is retracted by an elastic cord.
“The robot’s low profile RES features include integrated adjustable attachment plates which allow the system to be mounted close to the robot, making RSE a space-saving and cost effective solution,” igus explained to MDT at MD&M East.
igus also manufactures intensive care systems, disposables, sterile product packaging, and a variety of custom parts.