The drag chain cable is mainly used in industrial automation systems, production line systems, welding machine robots, submersibles, handling robots, CNC machine tools, and metallurgical industries where it needs to move back and forth. To prevent cable entanglement, wear, detachment, hanging, and scattering, cables are often placed in cable drag chains.

Usage of drag chain cables

Ordinary drag chain cables have advantages such as bending performance, flexibility in movement, wear resistance, oil resistance, and tensile strength. They are commonly used in automated mobile equipment such as assembly line workshops, welding robot arms, ocean detection instruments, and engraving machines in automated enterprises.

Special drag chain cables have advantages such as cold resistance, oil resistance, seawater resistance, chemical resistance, low temperature resistance, and extrusion resistance. They are mainly used in outdoor environments with harsh requirements for cables, such as marine operation automation systems and instruments, shallow water robots, chemical automation equipment, and special flexible drag chain cables for metallurgical automation enterprises.

Precautions for installation of drag chain cables

1. The laying of drag chain cables should not be twisted, that is, the cable cannot be untied from one end of the cable drum or cable reel. Instead, the cable should be unfolded by rotating the drum or cable reel first, and if necessary, the cable can be unfolded or suspended. The cables used in this situation can only be directly obtained from the cable reel.

2. Pay attention to the small bending radius of the cable, and the installation radius should not be less than 6 times the diameter of the cable.

3. The cables must be laid loosely side by side in the drag chain, arranged as separately as possible, separated by spacers or inserted into the separation holes of the support brackets. The gap between the cables in the drag chain should be at least 10% of the cable diameter.

4. The cables in the drag chain must not come into contact or be trapped together.

5. Both points of the cable must be fixed, or at least at the moving end of the drag chain. The distance between the moving point of a general cable and the end of the drag chain should be 20-30 times the diameter of the cable.

6. Please ensure that the cable moves completely within the bending radius, i.e. it cannot be forced to move. In this way, the cables can move relative to each other or with the guiding device. After a period of operation, it is easy to check the position of the cables. This inspection must be carried out after the push-pull movement.

7. If the drag chain breaks, its cables also need to be replaced, as damage caused by excessive stretching cannot be avoided.