Lapp India, manufacturers of power, control, data and instrumentation cables, has introduced its new type-R cable ETHERLINE ROBOT PN Cat.5e for robotic applications.
Requirement for ‘type-R’ Cables
There are certain requirements for a cable to be considered type-R suitable for use in robotic applications.
- 5 million vertical torsion cycles at ±180° per metre
- 5 million cycles in the horizontal cable chain at accelerations of up to 10 m/s² and speeds of 3 m/s over a travel distance of 5 m
- 1 million bends in the alternating bending test in accordance to EN 50396 (In this test the cable is bent in a radius of 7 times the outer diameter of the cable and is then tested for end to to end continuity of signal
Physical Features of Lapp’s type-R Cable
ETHERLINE ROBOT PN Cat.5e cable has an external diameter of 6.5 mm. It can withstand temperatures of -40°C to +80°C. The data rate offered is up to 100 Mbps. It is suitable for industrial data cabling within or on a robot. The peak operating voltage is 125 Volts but is not suitable for power connectivity applications.
About Lapp India
Lapp India Pvt. Ltd., is a 100% subsidiary of Lapp Systems GmbH Germany, is a supplier and manufacturer of cables and cable accesories. It started operations in India in 1996 with manufacturing units at Jigani, Bangalore and Pilukhedi, Bhopal. With marketing offices in major cities of India it employees around 300 people. Its turnover for FY-19 stood at around INR 616 Crore.