A black, one-piece, conformal fitting energy-absorbing frame for the Motoman XRC teach pendant. Manufactured from Santoprene™ thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV); resistant to temperature extremes, chemical exposure and harsh environments. The bumper is textured to maintain positive grip/feel in the presence of lubricants/coolants. The energy-absorbing frame is perforated throughout to reduce surface tension/accumulation of fluid. A protective ridge is molded around the e-stop button—but does not interfere with its operation. Access to the deadman switch (on the back of the pendant) is also unencumbered. A longitudinally-split cable cuff is provided to protect the knurled cable connection. Ninety (90) day unconditional warranty if either workmanship or materials are defective.