The active return mechanism PULL-BACK-UNIT (PBU) from TSUBAKI KABELSCHLEPP ensures that ROBOTRAX® cable carriers are safely guided and stored. This extends the service life and reduces downtime .
It is a well-known problem in automated manufacturing processes: In the case of fast motion sequences and large workspaces, the relatively long energy supply lines hit the robot arm. The PULL-BACK UNIT prevents this by keeping the energy supply under tension.
This means that premature wear does not occur, the service life is extended and expensive downtimes are avoided. The compact design of the unit results in fewer interfering contours and a lower risk of collision. The maximum flexibility in the management of the energy chain is still guaranteed.
The PBU has proven itself in a wide variety of applications. It can be used in robots regardless of size, manufacturer and type and is also suitable for retrofitting and modernizing existing work cells. Standard fixings are available for robots from the manufacturers KUKA, ABB and FANUC.
The retrieval unit is installed vertically, horizontally or overhead; the extension length is 350 mm. The PBU is available for the ROBOTRAX® types R040, R056, R075, R085 and R100. No maintenance is required on the retraction element.