igus has developed the e-rib to safely guide cables guided by corrugated hose. In combination with the reinforcements at both ends and the sag of the corrugated hose as well as the rotary unions, this solution is ideally suited for high-speed SCARA applications.
The e-rib fills the joints of the corrugated hose to stabilise it in such a way that it can only move in one direction. The corrugated hose has an unsupported length due to the lateral guide elements. As a retrofit, the e-rib allows an upgrade of existing applications in just a few steps. e-rib is independent of the hose manufacturer. At first we are offering this solution in the nominal width of 29mm.