Accession Number : ADP000563

Title :   Structure and Characteristics of Cables for Robots,

Corporate Author : FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO LTD TOKYO (JAPAN)

Personal Author(s) : Maezawa,Takayoshi ; Yoshizawa,Akio ; Iwakabe,Etsuro

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The paper discusses a control cable which plays the role of nerve system of industrial robots. The new control cable (robot cable) uses a flexible stranded conductor, an ETFE (fluorocarbon resin) insulation, and a rubber or elastic PVC sheath. Two types of robot cable are introduced here, round type and curled type. The flexibility and elasticity of the robot cable were determined by bending test for the round type and by expansion-contraction fatigue test and robot simulation test (cylinder rotation test) for the curled type. The tests confirmed that this new cable is more durable than conventional control cables and proved that it is capable of following, within a limited wiring space, complicated movements (turning, bending, etc.) of a robot and usable in a broad range of applications as a cable of high reliability and flexibility which is an important requirement for in-robot wiring. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fiber optics transmission lines, *Electric cables, *Electric wire, *Symposia, *Manipulators, Artificial intelligence, Automation, Structural analysis, Classification, Polymers, Insulation, International

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE