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Tubing cables

May 5, 2014
By Mary Del

Cicoil’s Flexx-Sil Tubing Cables combine multiple tubing lines in a flat configuration. The cables are suitable for pneumatics or fluids, and even pod tubes for housing individual wires or fibre optics. They can incorporate individual or multiple PTFE, PFA, Polyurethane, Tygon and PVC tubes, and can each be placed anywhere within the flat profile. Through the use of a patented process of encasing individual components, each Flexx-Sil Tubing Cable can also incorporate power wires, shielded signal pairs, Ethernet, Thermocouple, USB, Coax, FireWire, and Cicoil’s StripMount fastening strip, all combined in a single, flat profile precisely controlling the spacing of each component, insulation thickness and overall cable shape, the company says. The tear-resistant Flexx-Sil Jacket is halogen-free and flame retardant, and is also self-healing from small punctures. In addition, the company explains the flexible cable jacket will not wear, crack or deform due to long-term exposure to UV light, autoclave, steam, radiation, chlorine water, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, saline, excessive heat (up to 260 degrees C), vibration, mechanical stress, corrosion, humidity, cold temperatures (down to -65 degrees C) and many chemicals.

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