ETHERNET COMMUNICATION ON THE ROBOT

Robot applications take place in various industries. They layer, store, transport or stack. Cables are particularly stressed by constant torsion and bending movements. LAPP's specially developed robotic cables are ideally suited for these applications.

Special requirements:

- Cable harnesses (so-called Dresspacks) from the robot base to the gripper must be torsion-resistant and robust

- The strings should be pluggable so that they can be replaced quickly and easily in the event of maintenance. For this purpose EPIC® DATA flange connectors can be used, which are attached to the robot base to connect the dresspack.

- Connectors on the robot have protection class IP67 to ensure protection against moisture, dirt and vibration.

Products used

For communication from control cabinet to robot base

- EPIC® DATA RJ45

- ETHERLINE® PN Cat.7

- EPIC® DATA M12X (M)

For communication on the moving robot arm to the remote I/O module

- EPIC® DATA M12X (flange)

- ETHERLINE® TORSION Cat.7

For communication from the remote I/O module to the sensor system (e.g. temperature sensor)

- EPIC® DATA M12X (M)

- UNITRONIC® SENSOR (M12 to open-end)

- UNITRONIC® SENSOR HD (especially for use in the food industry)