Rolec extends industrial workstations with suspension arm systems

Three IP54 modular suspension arm systems from Rolec are designed for use in a wide range of industrial electronics applications.

The profiPlus, taraPlus and Quadro support arms can be used for human machine interface (HMI), display, process automation, machine control, internet of things and industrial internet of things (IoT/IIoT) and industry 4.0/smart factory applications.

The profiPlus arms for modern machine control are available as two models: 50 for light-to-medium loads and 70 for medium-to-heavy loads. They are recommended for Rolec’s multiPanel and profiPanel display enclosures. However, standard adapters are also available to mount the panels leading manufacturers including Siemens, B&R and Beckhoff with ease, says Rolec.

Both profiPlus 50 and 70 offer a selection of bases, joints, profiles and couplings – and plenty of space for HDMI, DVI and network cables. One-screw adjustment and pre-fitted system couplings are part of the design so that each arm can be installed quickly and easily.

Standard colours are light grey (RAL 7035) for diecast aluminium alloy components, anodised silver for extruded aluminium profiles, slate grey (RAL 7015) for plastic (POM) covers and anthracite grey (RAL 7016) for PVC-P bellows, anthracite grey (RAL 7016).

The taraPlus multi-variable arms can support light-to-medium loads. The design combines rectangular and round tubes which make it easy to install cables and to align each arm, explains Rolec.  There is a model that has been developed specifically for mounting Beckhoff displays.

Cable routing for taraPlus is 48mm (42mm diameter), 70mm (62mm diameter) or 60/40mm (54 x 34mm). The suspension pipes are steel with diecast aluminium system elements.

Standard colours for the diecast aluminium components (powder coated) are window grey (RAL 7040) and for the suspension pipes (powder coated), light grey (RAL 7035). Bellows (PVC) are light grey (RAL 7035). On taraPlus Beckhoff arms the diecast components are blue grey (RAL 7031) and the steel suspension pipes are white aluminium (RAL 9006).     

Quadro suspension arms are designed for heavy-duty industrial applications. Three models are available, with 50, 60 or 80mm square steel profiles, for extremely high static equilibrium, says Rolec. All the joints and couplings are manufactured from high-load spheroidal graphite for higher-than-average bearing strength.

A signal light adapter is available for the elbow (50, 80). Quadro 50 can transition to taraPlus (48mm pipe) with the use of a special elbow. Quadro is suitable for HDMI, patch cables, USB but not DVI plugs. Compatible Rolec control enclosures are commandCase, topVision and multiVision.

Customising options offered by Rolec include CNC machining, special colours, printing and assembly.

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