Canadian Plastics

Nylon stands up to life on the assembly line

While robots may have made life easier for people working on the assembly line, the robot components face demanding conditions of their own. Cable protection systems for assembly robots must follow ra...

January 1, 2003   Canadian Plastics



While robots may have made life easier for people working on the assembly line, the robot components face demanding conditions of their own. Cable protection systems for assembly robots must follow rapid and extreme movements of the robot’s arms, and as well, are often simultaneously turning on different axes, being pulled over sharp edges and being showered in welding sparks. For its cable protection systems, PMA AG uses modified nylon materials from EMS Grivory.

PMA’s flexible corrugated pipes are made of modified grades of Grilamid nylon. They exhibit good abrasion properties and durability. In critical areas, abrasion-resistant sleeves of Grilon nylon with an abrasion-reducing slip agent are used to prevent the corrugated pipe from getting caught on sharp metal edges or screw heads.

Pipe rings with integrated ball joints made of high-strength Grivory resin are also used.

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