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CICOIL's Flexible Flat Cables Ideal for Food Manufacturing Applications

Cicoil’s Highly Flexible Flat Cables are designed for food manufacturing machinery applications, where long term reliability is critical and down-time is not an option.  Our compact, Non-Toxic Silicone Encased Flat Cable solutions are engineered to provide space & weight savings, durability, cable flexibility and are well suited to meet the stringent cleanliness requirements of food processing applications.

Cicoil's patented  flat cable technology needs no external "armor" or conduit for protection, is tear-resistant and will not deform or wear during a lifetime of more than 10 million cycles, even under tight bending radius and high speed flexing conditions.  Cicoil's highly durable Silicone is "self-healing" from small punctures and cable jacket damage can easily be repaired in the field.   For applications that require resistance to friction and adhesion, Cicoil offers coating options by request. 

Unlike other types of cables, such as PVC, Teflon or Polyurethane, Cicoil utilizes a patented process of encapsulating individual components in a shock absorbing silicone jacket that renders them unaffected by repeated exposure to severe vibration, wash down processes, cold temperatures (-65°C), UV light, autoclave, radiation, physical stress, cooking oils, animal fats, cleaning agents, sanitizers, heat (+260°C), steam, water, high pressure sprays, moist environments, salt, microbial growth, bacteria and many chemicals. This combination of features makes Cicoil hygienic cables the ideal alternative to wire harnesses, bulky round cables and particulate generating cable tracks in food manufacturing applications.

Each Halogen-Free Flat Cable can incorporate a variety of components including power conductors, feedback pairs, shielded control wires, video conductors, FlexRail™ self-supporting flat cable system and Cicoil’s patented StripMount™ fastening strip, all combined in a single condensed cable design, precisely controlling the inner component spacing, jacket thickness and the overall cable shape.  Custom and Standard Cables are available in continuous lengths, cut to order, or as assemblies, complete with connectors of your choice, 100% tested and inspected for peak electrical performance, quality and reliability. 

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.

Cicoil has been a leader in designing and manufacturing high performance cable assemblies for over fifty years. The company's unique silicone coated flat cables provide high flexibility, extremely long life, and they can withstand temperature extremes from -65 degrees to +260 degrees Celsius. Cicoil's flat cables are used in thousands of demanding applications; including aircraft fuel control cells, semiconductor automation, and the Space Shuttle. Cicoil designs and manufactures its cable and cable assemblies in an automated facility in Valencia, California. Cicoil's quality assurance system is certified to the ISO 9001 (AS9100) standard.

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