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Cicoil Flat Cables Increase Up-time in Linear Motion
Cables for linear motion applications.
Valencia, CA — Providing uninterrupted reliability and long term flex service life, Cicoil's Highly Flexible Flat Cables are described as the clear choice for linear motion applications. The compact, silicone encased flat cable solutions are designed to provide consistent electrical characteristics, weight and space savings, premium current-carrying capacity and are suitable to meet the operation requirements of continuous motion, automation and pick-and-place technology systems.

The company's patented 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. 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 adhesion and friction, the company offers coating options by request. Through the use of a special process of encapsulating individual components, each Silicone Flat Cable can incorporate feedback pairs, shielded control wires, power conductors, tubing for liquid or air transfer, video conductors, FlexRail self-supporting flat cable system and the company'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 specified connectors, 100 percent tested and inspected for peak electrical performance, quality and reliability.

Unlike other types of cables, such as PVC, Teflon or Polyurethane, these 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 combination of features makes the cables the suitable alternative to wire harnesses, bulky round cables and particulate generating cable tracks in linear motion applications. The cables are UL Recognized, Class 1 Clean Room Rated, CE Conforming, RoHS and REACH Compliant and are manufactured in an automated, climate controlled environment.


Contact: Cicoil Corporation, 24960 Avenue Tibbitts, Valencia, CA 91355 661-295-1295 fax: 661-295-0813 Web:
http://www.cicoil.com


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