Robotics Industry News
Gudel Introduces the Base-RAP Dress-out Solution
Güdel, Inc. Posted 01/05/2015
Standard routing and protection solutions for cable management from TrackMotion cable carrier to robot base.
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN. Cables for robot workcells are in constant motion and fail quickly if not properly managed which is why Güdel developed Base-RAP for TrackMotion© floor and overhead modules. If dress packs for robots are an afterthought, especially at the base of a robot, premature cable failure is virtually certain. Güdel’s Base-RAP (Routing and Protection) solution provides cable management and protection features to prevent cable problems between the energy chain of TrackMotion modules and the base of the robot.
“When considering a linear motion provider, it pays to investigate the level of support offered for cable management,” said Joe Campbell, Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “At Güdel we go the extra distance. Base-RAP is protection all the way from the cable carrier to termination points on the TrackMotion carriage and robot base.”
Key components of Base-RAP include protective cable conduit, brackets, and quick access mounting clips. Conduits are two piece split loom construction and available in several sizes to protect cables from tangling, flapping and interference with robot motion. All brackets are designed and configured to safeguard against stress and unnecessary motion, and appropriate bend radii are maintained to prevent premature cable failure. Quick access clips are designed for easy replacement of cables without special tools.
“Eighty-percent of the time, robot downtime is caused by cable failure,” said Campbell. “Base-RAP is the first standard dress-out solution to address cable management from the e-chain to the TrackMotion carriage and robot base.”
Integrators use their expertise to determine what cables and hoses are needed to fill cable carriers on TrackMotion modules. Now, with Base-RAP, integrators have the first standardized cable dress-out protection system explicitly for cable management around the robot base of linear motion devices. To learn more about how Güdel can supply the ideal Base-RAP solution check with your account representative or use the company’s online contact form.
About Güdel Inc.
Güdel Inc. is the US subsidiary of Güdel Group, a global manufacturer of robotic automation products, systems and services. Güdel supplies linear motion modules, robot track motion units, gantry robots and components to OEM’s, systems integrators and machine builders serving the automotive, aerospace, logistics, heavy industrial and power generation industries. Güdel Inc. is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan in a dedicated 45,000 square foot facility, providing North American customers with engineering, design, production, and customer service support. Güdel Inc. also operates a satellite engineering office in Troy, MI.
Güdel Group was founded in 1954. Headquartered in Langenthal, Switzerland, today Güdel operates in 21 locations worldwide.