Flexible flat cables from Cicoil, Valencia, Calif., provide uninterrupted reliability and long-term flex service life in linear motion applications. The compact, silicone encased flat cable solutions are designed to provide consistent electrical characteristics, weight and space savings, and premium current carrying capacity in continuous motion, automation and pick-and-place technology systems.
Flat cable technology does not require conduit or external “armor” for protection, is tear-resistant and will not degrade or wear during a lifetime of more than 10 million cycles, even under tight bending radius and high speed flexing conditions. Maintenance is easy because silicone is “self-healing” from small punctures and cable jacket damage can easily be repaired in the field. Special coatings are available for applications that require resistance to adhesion and friction.
Individual components are encapsulated so each Silicone Flat Cable can incorporate any of the following: feedback pairs, shielded control wires, power conductors, tubing for liquid or air transfer, video conductors, FlexRail self-supporting flat cable system and Cicoil’s StripMount fastening strip, all combined in a single condensed cable design. This single design can precisely control the inner component spacing, jacket thickness and the overall cable shape.
Unlike other types of cables, such as PVC, Teflon or Polyurethane, Cicoil Halogen-free flat cables are unaffected by repeated exposure to severe vibration, temperature extremes (–65° to 260°C), shock, UV light, autoclave, mechanical stress, alcohol, humidity and many chemicals. This makes them a better alternative to wire harnesses, bulky round cables and particulate generating cable tracks in linear motion applications.
Cicoil’s cables are UL Recognized, Class 1 Clean Room Rated, CE Conforming, RoHS & REACH Compliant and are manufactured in an automated, climate controlled environment. In addition, these environment-friendly cables are 100% contaminant-free and exceed the outgassing requirements of ASTM E-595
Custom and standard cables are available in continuous lengths, cut to order, or as assemblies, complete connectors of your choice, 100% tested and inspected for peak electrical performance, quality and reliability.