In industrial automation and production lines in particular, manufacturing systems are in constant movement, creating endless amounts of products daily. The repetition of the same, high-speed movement can be harsh even on the most robust internal components. The very nature of your flexible cable components means that they demand a higher quality make up in order to meet the highest service life requirements.
Did you know that a ‘normal’ flexible can withstand around 50,000 cycles, unlike a highly flexible cable which can be expected to withstand over 10 million cycles? Of course, selecting the correct cable for your application could potentially last you 200 times longer.
Ordinary rubber cabling would not be able to deliver on service for long. Not as flexible, regular flexing would cause micro breaks in the rubber, which will result in damage to the internal wiring in the long term. Specialised highly flexible cables such as the ÖLFLEX®-FD Classic 810 and 810 CY cables have a small bending radius, with internal screened braiding for its protection. Still, the cable diameter remains slim to offer additional space within the machinery.
Variation of the ÖLFLEX® cable have been created perform in different environments. The Robust ÖLFLEX® has been developed specifically for harsh environments with regular exposure to acidic solutions and vegetable, animal and mineral oils which can be known to break down rubber. With this in mind the ÖLFLEX® flexible cable would ideally suit the food and drink industry.
The ÖLFLEX® flexible Robot cable has been specifically developed for transmission control as well as power supply even during bending. This nifty cable is perfectly suitable for connecting lifting and rotating tables or for connecting welding applications.
If like in the European and Canadian markets you have special cabling needs, the ÖLFLEX® FD 90 is likely to be a good choice for you under light to medium mechanical load conditions.