New Series XM flexible control cable from Alpha Wire provides continuous-duty flexing in a robust PVC-jacketed cable. A new PVC formulation enables continuous flexing in strenuous applications such as high-speed pick-and-place robotic systems, automated material handling equipment, conveyors, and transfer shuttles.
“Although tougher, PVC has traditionally not been considered good candidate for continuous flex applications. However, Series XM’s specially formulated PVC jacket handles flexing without cracking or degradation in industrial applications,” said Konstantin Khitrik, Product Manager at Alpha Wire. “Even better, the new jacket is more cost-effective, meaning our customers get higher performance from a smaller investment.”
Available in conductor sizes from 18 AWG to 8 AWG and up to 65 conductors, oil- and sunlight-resistant XM cables have a dynamic temperature range from -5°C to +90°C. They are approved to a wide range of standards that includes UL Types TC-ER, MTW, WTTC, and CSA AWM I/II A/B FT4. Furthermore, Series XM meets NFPA 79 standards for industrial machinery applications. The cables are available unshielded or with a braid shield for environments with potential EMI/RFI interference. Conductors are available in red, blue, or black to match industry-standard color coding for AC and DC circuits.