What makes Industrial Cables different from other cables?
Industrial Cables are used in applications that are in harsh or demanding environments. They are made to withstand harsh treatment, like abrasion and flame contact, and are suitable for high-temperature conditions and high-voltage uses. They often come shielded or are covered in a type of sleeving for extra protection.
All of the Industrial Cable products have a number (ex: 300V) with their product name. What does this signify?
These numbers and the V that follows them signify the cable's Voltage Rating, which is the highest voltage that can be continuously applied to the cable. So if a cable is labeled 300V, that means it can handle up to 300 Volts.
What kind of Industrial Cables can be safely used in robotics and other applications with continuous bending and twisting?
Flexing power cables and flexible control cables are best suited for these types of applications. These cables offer a greater range of flexibility while still providing all of the external durability associated with the regular industrial cable. However, there are numerous types of flexing cables. It is important to know what type of movement your application requires.
What are some common applications for Industrial Cable?
An industrial cable is commonly used for instrumentation, control, and power. Because it is designed to withstand harsh conditions, it can be used in normal conditions or trays, conduits, and duct applications.
Which organizations set standards for Industrial Cable?
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and CSA International are the main organizations that have developed standards for industrial cable. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) must also approve some types of industrial cable.