Hello. I am installing a new Fanuc robot in a few weeks, but this question is brand agnostic.
Does anyone have a recommendation of a third-party robot cable manufacture?
The robot is a Fanuc M410iC/185. The standard pipeline robot that we are going to use (and have already received), comes with 7m connection cables from the controller to the robot base. In the case of this robot, their are 3 non-flex rated cables. Two un-shielded for motor power, and one shielded for the encoders and other low-voltage signals. They all have industry standard Harting HAN connectors on the end that connects to the robot base, the other ends are broken apart in the control cabinet.
Due to customer cable routing requirements, we are roughly 3m short. Fanuc offers 14m connection cables, but like a lot of things right now, they are back ordered. On top of that, it would leave a 4m bundle of cables to deal with on one end or the other. Plus, I really hate that every time we go with longer cables, Fanuc just gives us the 14m cable in addition to the 7 meter cable, which aren't compatible with each other, due to the different end terminations.
I am sure there must be vendors out there that can provide a short extension with a male and female connector on either end, but I am having a hard time finding one. Does anyone have any recommendations? If only international vendors are available, that would be okay, but we are located in the United States Midwest. We would like to keep it as close to home as possible, but anywhere in the CONUS would be acceptable.