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Obama and Merkel Impressed with ÖLFLEX ROBOT’s Flexibility

Friday, May 06, 2016

Obama and Merkel Impressed with ÖLFLEX ROBOT’s Flexibility

Barack Obama and German chancellor Angela Merkel visits Lapp’s booth at Hannover Trade Fair and learned the latest innovations in the field of cable and connection technology as an integrated solution.

One of the booth’s major highlights was a basketball-playing robot made by Lapp’s customer Comau, incorporating robust and highly flexible Lapp cables. "The ÖLFLEX® ROBOT cables, which are laid inside the robot arm must stand quick and precise movement under high torsion, tight bending radii and severe acceleration. Over a robot’s service life, this means that cables will be twisted 15 million times over 1400 degrees along their own axis," explained Chairman Andreas Lapp. "Actually, a cable cannot possibly withstand that kind of punishment, but our engineers still made it possible. This way, Comau can give full eight years of warranty on their robots."

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