Preventive Maintenance Video All About Robot Cables

May 18, 2011

Keeping your robot cables in top shape helps to provide a longer service life on the automation system. Cables carry the information to and from the teach pendant, controller, and manipulator so they are really vital to the functionality of the robot. Following the procedures recommended by will help to increase the cable life and avoid unnecessary and costly replacements.


A key com­po­nent of robot­ic pre­ven­tive main­te­nance involves keep­ing cables in tip-top shape. Cables fer­ry infor­ma­tion and pow­er to and from the teach pen­dant, con­troller, and manip­u­la­tor. They are vital to the func­tion­al­i­ty of any indus­tri­al robot.

Robot­ic cables are also expen­sive and time-con­sum­ing to replace. Avoid unnec­es­sary down­time and cost by fol­low­ing a few sim­ple pre­ven­tive mea­sures. Here’s an overview of some of the top­ics cov­ered:

Why To Check Robot Cables Dai­ly:
It’s impor­tant to inspect robot cables every day for exces­sive wear and crack­ing. Even slight­ly dam­aged cables can lead to robot mal­func­tions. They can also cre­ate an unsafe work envi­ron­ment.

Where to Look and What to Look for:
Check robot cables at each manip­u­la­tor joint and at any place where they bend. It is best for robot­ic cabling to fol­low a nat­ur­al path­way, be rout­ed away from traf­fic and away from tool­ing and oth­er periph­er­als.

A Few More Things to Remem­ber:
Robot cables should fit close­ly to the robot­ic arm. Any excess cabling should be coiled neat­ly and stored out of the way and near the robot con­troller. Cables that are con­nect­ed to the base of the robot should be sup­port­ed with brack­ets to avoid wear.

For more infor­ma­tion about robot­ic cable care, con­tact Robots​.com at 8777626881 or online.

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