Robotic arms are increasingly used in industrial or manufacturing applications to handle repetitive tasks and boost production efficiency. Some robots are programmed to consistently carry out repetitive tasks, while others are more flexible in their tasks and execution.
Industrial robots are robots used in manufacturing processes. These robots are designed to move in several directions and either repetitively carry out one task or engage in a variety of tasks. No matter how they are programmed, these robots require cables that can withstand continued flexing.
Currently manufacturing can be a costly process, but the shift to using robots can ultimately help reduce this cost. People would move to focusing on software and maintenance of the robots as the robots take on the tasks that can be automated.
As distribution centers get bigger and bigger, it’s becoming more common to have logistics robots go out to identify the parts needed and bring them back to people to be packed for shipping. Warehouses and distribution centers are being set up in a specific way to allow for robots to fulfill the orders.
IoT, the Internet of Things, is evolving with the growing field of robotics. The collaboration of these fields enable industrial automation and mechanizing repetitive tasks. Using individual and bundled small coaxial cables designed to perform with continuous flexure, IoT enables:
Safety and productivity are key concerns for industrial robots. Reliable, highly flexible, and durable cables can help minimize downtime and the overall cost of operation. We at Times Microwave Systems have a long heritage of highly flexible and reliable cables for mission-critical industries.
Designed for plastic cable drag chains, the XF-178 cable is ideal for applications requiring constant motion and flexibility, such as robotics and industrial automation technologies in large distribution centers.
As the industrial automation landscape continues to grow and become the future for manufacturing, the XtendedFlex® family will evolve to include a wide range of industrial automation applications, including autonomous vehicles such as skid loaders, as well as unmanned technologies such as electric vertical takeoff vehicles, drones, and more.
XtendedFlex® is a solution for applications requiring constant cable motion and flexibility. Its innovative design and unique material composition ensure consistent performance under millions of flexures.
TMQ4™ and TMQ5™ bundled cable solution dramatically reduces the number of individual connections creating a more rugged solution.
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