Today, sophisticated, programmable robots are being used to vastly improve industrial and commercial operations worldwide.
Features and benefits
- Inert to air and air/oil mixtures compared to rubber hoses
- Extreme reliability, thus longer service life
- Compatible with high temperatures of compressed air when compared to rubber hoses
- More dependable; less maintenance and downtime
- Greater pressure ratings relative to comparable rubber hoses
- Greater safety and reliability; assured system dependability
- Unaffected by system vibration where rigid tubing often fails
- Less chance of leakage, thus greater system efficiency
- Less maintenance and downtime, thus lower operating cost
- Inherent flexibility compared to rigid tubing
- Easier to install and remove
- Lower pressure drop compared to rubber hose or rigid tubing
- Greater system efficiency
Robots can perform many important tasks, including loading critical or heavy materials to and from specific locations in a production line, executing complete spot-welding operations in an automotive assembly line, etc.
Today’s hydraulically powered robots are capable of generating very large forces for the difficult functions they perform. To be reliable and accurate, however, they must depend upon hydraulic fluid lines.
Hoses of Teflon® are used on robots equipped with grippers to convey phosphate ester hydraulic fluid to the grippers at pressure up to 2,500 PSI and temperatures to about 200°F.