Motion System Design

Spotlight: Cable and cable carriers

VFD cable

Shielded Olflex VFD Slim cable is a thinner RoHS-compliant motor supply cable.

Features & benefits

  • Surge Guard protection resists non-linear power distortions of VFD drives

  • PVC jacket is TC approved for UL and CSA standards for 600 V

  • Smooths out stranded copper

  • Disperses increases in voltage caused by wave reflections, harmonics, and spikes

  • Prevents conductor and cable failure

  • MSHA-approved; tested to ICEA-T-24-380 corona test

Lapp USA
Florham Park, N.J.
(888) 456-3539
Circle 151

Continuous-flex cables

Chainflex continuous-flex cables eliminate corkscrewing, loss of continuity, and insulation damage.

Features & benefits

  • Conductors are bundled (not layered) for uniform radius

  • More than 800 sizes and styles of power and control cables, air hoses, data, servo, and fiber optic cables

  • Twisted wires have special pitch length

  • Pulling and compressing forces balance one another around high-tensile center cord for inner stability under bending stress

Igus Inc.
East Providence, R.I.
(800) 521-2747
Circle 152

Round, flat cable assemblies

FireWire high-flex round and flat cable assemblies prevent lost data or data integrity issues by maintaining stable attenuation over flex life.

Features & benefits

  • 2, 3, 4.5, and 7.7 m lengths; custom lengths available

  • Flex with no bit errors or loss of data

  • Round assemblies tested to 5 million cycles in rolling flex motions on bend radius of 50 mm

  • Flat assemblies tested to 20 million cycles in rolling flex motions on bend radius of 20 mm

W.L. Gore & Associates Inc.
Elkton, Md.
(800) 445-4673
Circle 153

Shielded VFD cables

VFD lean TR flexible motor supply cables reduce problems related to voltage spikes, harmonics, and power distortions.

Features & benefits

  • Rated for 600-V tray cable as well as UL/CSA/VDE and CE approved for 1,000 V

  • Installs in wet, dry, indoor, and outdoor locations; is UV-resistant

  • Rated for direct burial

  • Braid and foil shield protects against excessive interference

SAB North America
Fairfield, N.J.
(866) 722-2974
Circle 154

Custom cable carriers

Cable carriers use standard components customized to required specifications and come in fiber-glass filled Nylon, zinc-plated steel, and 304 and 316 stainless steel.

Features & benefits

  • For hose cable loads to 40 ft unsupported

  • Standard sizes from 0.4 to 4.75 in. × 0.59 in. to any width

  • Modular sizes from 0.75 in. high for any width

  • Temperatures from -40° to 250° F

Gortrac, Div. of A&A Mfg. Co. Inc.
New Berlin, Wis.
(262) 786-1500
Circle 155

Industrial Ethernet cables

Line of DataTuff industrial Ethernet cables includes enhanced four-pair, category 5e twisted pair cables with bonded-pair technology for high electrical performance.

Features & benefits

  • Low smoke, zero-halogen, unshielded version features 24 AWG solid bare copper conductors with rip cord, polyolefin insulation, and 0.30-in. sunlight-resistant jacket

  • Shielded version also includes Beldfoil shield

  • Waterblocked/burial shielded cable includes above features and sunlight and oil-resistant PE jacket

Richmond, Ind.
(800) 235-3361
Circle 156

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