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Publication Date: 12/1/2008
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Northwire Cables: High-Flex-Life for Vision & Data
Industrial-grade data and video cables.
Osceola, WI — Northwire, Inc. has been concentrating its development efforts on products for machine vision and industrial data transmission. The result: the company's MVC 1394b FireWire, DataCELL® GEV-1000 Gigabit Ethernet, CCXC Analog, and Camera Link cables have reached new performance levels for flex life and durability, proven by the Northwire Standardized Flex Testing Protocol (NSFTP).

In addition, the cables have been subjected to mode A tick-tock, and mode B twist and flex. The company claims to now has the most complete line of high-flex cable products for machine vision applications.

The company's high-flex-life MVC-800 EL FireWire Cable for industrial environments has surpassed 11 million flex cycles in rigorous bending, rolling and torsion tests. MVC-800 FireWire Cable is IEEE 1394b-rated. In addition to the extended flex-life, the cable has been tested and is certified to operate at IEEE 1394b 800 MBPS speed out to a length of 7 meters — 2.5 meters beyond the 4.5 meters standard.

These rough-service, industrial-strength cables are UL recognized, CSA approved and RoHS compliant. For optimal shielding, there is a 100 percent coverage foil/polyester tape shield with two drain wires and an overall tinned copper braid. The outer jacket is flexible oil-resistant TPE and the cable is flame rated to FT-1. Standard color is the company's trademark matte dark green.

The cable has surpassed 12 million tick-tock test cycles. It meets the strict mechanical, electrical and shielding requirements for industrial GigE Vision camera installations and interfaces with standard and specialty Ethernet cable connectors. It has been thoroughly tested for standard compliance and application suitability.

The cable is suitable for use in motion applications and has dual shields (braid and foil), industrial-grade construction and a weld flash-resistant TPE outer cable jacket. It is oil and abrasion resistant and is suitable for outdoor installation.

The company's CCXC Cable for CCD analog video camera applications has surpassed 20 million flex test cycles in mode A and 21 million test cycles in mode B. The outer jacket of CCXC Cable is TPE elastomer, which is abrasion, flame, UV, weld-flash and water resistant, and features a temperature range from 80°C to -30°C. It is RoHS compliant and suitable for rugged industrial and outdoor use. With its tightly controlled impedance of ±5 ohms, it will perform at lengths up to 40 meters.

Contact: Northwire, Inc., 110 Prospect Way, Osceola, Wisconsin 54020 800-468-1516 or715-294-2121 fax: 715-294-3727E-mail: Web:

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