Energy-absorbing teach pendant frame.
Manufactured from Santoprene™ rubber, this bumper provides protection for the Kuka KR C1 and/or KR C2 smartPAD if accidentally dropped. Santoprene™ is immune to water, most water-based cleaning agents as well as many industrial coolants and cutting fluids. The bumper is custom-molded to the smartPAD’s exterior shape, and features a "stretch-to-fit" installation (akin to a cell phone sleeve). Protective ridges are molded around rotary switches and e-stop buttons—but do not interfere with their operation. 6-axis mouse function is preserved. Access to deadman switches on the back of the smartPAD is unencumbered. Access to the USB port on the back of the smartPAD is also preserved. Pendant cabling need not be removed in order to install/remove this protective bumper. The bumper is aggressively textured to maintain positive grip/feel in wet conditions or in the presence of lubricants/coolants. Two (optional) hand-hold caps and 1cc cyanoacrylate glue provided to prevent a bumperered smartPAD from sliding across a dry work surface.