TURCK has announced its latest innovation, flexlife-10, a high flex cable design that guarantees performance to 10 million cycles of continuous flexing, bending and twisting motion.
Available from Micromax , flexlife-10 cable is used for power and signals to factory automation equipment in the automotive, food/beverage, pharmaceutical, electronics and semi-conductor industries.
Common applications include cable carriers, robotic welding, assembly, material handling, dispensing, and coating applications.
Flex test protocols were designed and performed to replicate abusive automated system environments where combined multi-axis motions of twisting, bending and continuous flexing occur 24/7 and run continuously for millions of flex cycles.
Test results provided a predictive cable service life and include a 10,000,000 cycles, flexlife-10 cordset warranty.
The performance of flexlife-10 is due to an innovative design and custom compounds; thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) and polyurethane (PUR) cable jackets, Teflon flex facilitator and finely stranded custom alloy conductors.
This design generates less heat as the cable flexes providing longer (10 million-plus flex cycles) product service life.
Flexlife-10 cable is available with moulded cordsets using industry standard connections or as spooled cable supplied in 30, 100 or 200-metre lengths in self-feeding packages.
Turck flexlife-10 cable provides wiring consolidation for multi-conductor devices; end of arm tooling and as homerun cable to junction boxes.
The cable is available in oil, water and abrasion resistant PUR and TPE jacket design with up to 19 conductors.
In addition, flexlife-10 is UL recognised and CSA approved, with operating temperatures up to 105°C and cold flexibility to -40°C.