Vertical standing configurations are often used for vertical access in metal-cutting machine tool applications and for pick-and-place machines.
- Important Factors
One of the most important factors in a vertical standing application are how the cables are laid in the cable carrier and how they are secured at the end points. When installing the cables, it is crucial that they can bend freely and are strained relieved at both ends.
Another important factor to remember is that mounting brackets must be attached so that the cable carrier does not bow out. Locking mounting brackets or one-sided locking mounting brackets are available for almost every style and size of Energy Chain®. In vertical standing applications in particular, locking KMA mounting brackets are highly recommended because they can be attached flush to the machine.