Cicoil, Valencia, Calif., has launched its New EZ-Flexx Flat Cable Configurator. Located at www.cicoil.com/flat-cable/configurator, an entire section of the website is dedicated to this free web-based tool, which allows a user to easily design a cable in minutes and possibly seconds. And the new EZ-Flexx cable design makes Cicoil flat cables easy to separate and strip, just like any round cable, and also makes the flat cable more light and flexible.
With a few simple mouse clicks or touch of a screen, flat cables can be constructed of many elements, including power conductors, shielded signal pairs, video and coax wires and tubing for liquid and air. To make the process even quicker, Cicoil has added Specialty Modules (Camera Link, Cat 6A, FireWire, USB 3.0) to the Configurator. Any of these elements can be combined in any position within the flat cable profile, which means that over 1 million flat cable designs are available for immediate production and quick delivery. In addition, users can move around, add and remove any elements in their flat cable, in any variation up to 3.75-in. wide.
If you don’t see a component that you require, a Cicoil application engineer can be contacted to help in adding other elements to your cable design.
Once the flat cable is designed, users receive a price quotation, custom part number and an engineering drawing delivered to their e-mail inbox within seconds. Once the cable is ordered, Cicoil guarantees a 1-2 week delivery on any cable designed using the Cable Configurator.
If you are new to the website or the world of Cicoil Flat Cables, Cicoil provides a Quick Tutorial to walk users through the process and help them become a Flat Cable Designer in just a few minutes at www.cicoil.com/tech/videos/item/flat-cable-online-configurator-demo.
As an added perk for new and current users of the website, Cicoil now offers a Site Membership Registration, which allows members to view online catalog pricing, auto-filled forms and access to all of your Online Configurator cable designs. Once registered, you will be able to immediately log in and take advantage of the exclusive Site Member benefits.
In addition to Configurator designs, Cicoil offers standard off-the-shelf motion control, video, data, power, thermocouple and IDC ribbon cables and assemblies. All cables are encapsulated with Cicoil’s exclusive, crystal-clear Flexx-Sil jacketing compound, which clearly shows the purity and cleanliness of the material, as well as the precise placement of each individual cable component.