Can you imagine that! A pikchain®, mounted on side, axis distance 35 meters and a height of 400 mm for the c-chain? No?
We do! But we have tested it before to be sure! See video.
You see, that this project has nothing to do with our tiny show pikchain®, which we have presented this year during so many trade shows. But the functional principle is absolutely the same.
We combine a slip ring/rotary union with an energy chain, which can now run, endless and continuously and which is connected to the conveyor chain, to say pikchain®. This principle works with small or big chains from igus®, or in this case for size XXL. Basically, any chain from igus can become a c-chain and so an important component for the pikchain®.
Shall it be a little bit more? I mean more information about that XXL pikchain? Just call me or write me an E-Mail. I will be happy to answer your questions.
After having successfully passed tests in rough vacuum on 20/10, now there is also a result for the applicability in fine vacuum.
Certificate and test result as PDF document.
Test in fine vacuum (PDF)
Yes, let’s talk about air, pressure, vacuum and I would like to go back to my previous article: “Vacuum on, vacuum off”.
Again and again I hear the question: I have a pikchain® with for instance 30 suction cups. So, I need also 30 air hoses, right!? But how do I get the 30 hoses in my e-chain® and also in my pikchain®. There is no space for 30 hoses! What can I do?
Basically there are two ways to produce vacuum: Either you produce the vacuum via air pressure and venturi valve or via a vacuum pump which is located outside of the pikchain®
For both cases you may have the question: 30 suction cups = 30 air hoses? The answer is NO!!
You can manage both systems with one single vacuum hose. For that, you need a bus system, an energy supply (cable) (12 to 24 Volt), a couple of slaves and control air valves and/or venturi valves. For detail information, how to install this system and how to run it please call or e-mail me. We love to consult you.
Anyway, you only need one hose together with an intelligent (Bus System) control system. Of course, due to the required vacuum the hoses can be very thick. But even for this problem we have solutions ready for you.
Think about it. The answer is not blowing in the wind!
After the single joint won an award in 2010, the compact robolink drive unit also received the renowned iF Design Award.
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