With an almost indestructible hull and powerful spring loaded axe, Rameses II was one of the heroes of TV’s Robot Wars. However, the double-sided timing belts used as tracks were too easily pulled off, and engineers have had a rethink for the new series.
Tsubaki’s Lambda II lube-free conveyor chain now forms the basis of the tracks, and team leader Chris Crosskey, is impressed; `the chain allowed us to fix the treads that form the contact surface of the robot’s tracks directly to the outer chain links. The new track system provides enormous grip with the security of drive train which is almost impossible to knock off the drives’
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