Nexans Launches New Tray Cable for Dynamic Applications
Tray cables have gained a reputation for providing robust and reliable power and control connections in static automation applications on assembly lines, bottling machines, packaging machines or machine tools.
However, today's rapidly moving areas of automation often require cables capable of handling multiple axes, intense acceleration, braking, and a large number of flexing cycles. In most cases, standard tray cable can not cope. In response, Nexans conducted a major research and development program to create a new line of INTERCOND® tray cables that combines the benefits of tray cable with the dynamic performance of advanced automation cables for servo motor installations.
INTERCOND series of tray cable with servo motor and multi-core version. They are suitable for dynamic applications such as tow chains or moving mechanical components as well as wind turbines. They provide a faster process of homogenization of the machine, especially with lower installation costs and less effort, since metal pipes are not required to install the cables. Comprehensive testing conducted by Nexans' dedicated automation equipment shows that this cable has outstanding dynamic performance and can carry out 3 million cycles with a bend of up to 7.5 times the cable diameter in a towline application, supporting high speeds of 240 m / min, plus Speed up to 10 m / s.
The new tray cable has passed UL and CSA certification. Both certifications are a key requirement for machine tool builders that operate in the U.S. and Canada markets. New products are also approved by MTW (Machine Wire) and WTTC (Wind Turbine Tray Cable). Thanks to the CIC (Control and Instrumentation Cable) and TC-ER (Tray-to-Rail) approvals, the new product can be installed without the use of metal conduit. Abrasion, oil, coolant and chemical resistant properties make them also suitable for direct submersion without the need for any additional protective sheathing or piping. The cable can work in the temperature range of -5 ℃ to +80 ℃, the rated voltage up to 1000 volts.
The INTERCOND® tray cable is manufactured in Niort, Italy's Piotriloto plant.
"As automation technology continues to evolve, Nexans hopes to support fast-moving applications with this new line of high-performance tray cables." Bob de Kruijf, general manager of Nexans European Industrial Solutions and Projects, said: "These new 'S dynamic tray cable will also help Nexans customers become more competitive in the rapidly growing United States and Canada in the automation market and will become more attractive to machine builders in Europe and around the world. "