HP INCFollow


Described here is a device for preventing kink formation in flexible, non‐wire bound tubing without

adding pathing constraints to the tube. Flexible tubing tends to have minimum bend radii, below will

kink in the material form and choke off the flow of material through the tube. Current kink prevention

solutions either dictate a rigid path for the tube or impart some reaction force onto the tube. This

invention prevents kinks and allows a tube to retain its natural minimum strain path with no additional

force applied, and works for any number of different tube paths or bends. This is achieved by joining

rotating links into a chain of segments that each prevent kinks in a small section and conforms to the

tube path.

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