How to increase safety and reliability of cobots

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How to increase safety and reliability of cobotsWhen humans and machines stand shoulder to shoulder on the production line, safety at work is a critical issue. To ensure cables and hoses are reliably and compactly guided on cobots, igus has developed a universal clamp.

The Lean Robotics retaining fixture, which is injection moulded, is available in one universal size, making it very cost-efficient. igus has produced a short video to show how easy and simple they are to install using a Velcro strip. A slim design with rounded edges increases workplace safety by reducing the risk of injury when in contact with the robot.

It will be available in three versions: the standard version has two adjustable Velcro straps in a universal size and a rubber lining inside, so that the straps are fixed on the arm without the risk of slipping. This option is also available with a mounting bracket with and without strain relief. In the third option, the retaining fixture can also be equipped with a protector for additional security.

Originally developed for the triflex R TRC/TRE/TRL 30, 40 and 50 e-chain series, the clamps also accommodate many of the commercially available corrugated hoses.

To watch the video, which shows how to fit the triflex retaining fixtures, please visit For more information about the triflex retaining fixtures, please visit

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