Treotham Automation Pty Ltd Articles

Energy chains vs motor cable drums: which are better?

22 January, 2020 | Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

Both the motorised cable drum and the energy chain have advantages and disadvantages, depending on the application.

Power supply in overhead cranes: energy chains vs festoons

27 March, 2019 | Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

Reliable and dynamic cable management is one of the greatest challenges in modern crane technology.

7 guidelines for continuous-flex cables

22 May, 2018 | Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

Here are seven key design features that can ensure a continuous-flex cable will work for your application for millions of cycles — even in the most demanding environments.

7 common cable management mistakes

02 March, 2018 | Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

When laying cables and hoses in cable carriers and e-chains, there are a number of common mistakes that are unwittingly made that can have an adverse effect on efficiency and reliability.

Linear guide systems: when to use plastic linear bearings or recirculating ball systems

07 February, 2018 | Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

Choosing between ball bearing guides and plain linear bearings depends greatly on the application requirements of accuracy, speed and working environment.

The less-is-more approach to robotic cable management

10 October, 2017 | Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

Cable issues have been cited as the number one reason for downtime in robotics cells, so the way in which robot cables are attached and guided is important for robot reliability.

The true cost of bearing lubrication

11 May, 2012 | Treotham Automation Pty Ltd

By eliminating lubrication systems where possible, OEMs can reduce production costs, while at the same time making their equipment more marketable and less expensive to operate for the end users.

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