Energy-absorbing teach pendant frame.
Manufactured from Santoprene™ rubber, this bumper provides excellent protection for the UR teach pendant if accidentally dropped. Santoprene™ is immune to water, most water-based cleaning agents, and features “excellent” resistance to most industrial lubricants, coolants and cutting fluids. The bumper is custom-molded to the teach pendant’s exterior shell, and features a “stretch-to-fit” installation (akin to a cell phone bumper). Protective ridges are molded around rotary switches and e-stop buttons—but do not interfere with their operation. Access to the USB connection (on the top-right edge of the pendant) is also preserved. The bumper is textured to maintain positive grip/feel in wet conditions or in the presence of lubricants/coolants. The energy-absorbing frame is perforated throughout the grip areas for weight-savings and to reduce surface tension/accumulation of fluids.