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Flat Cable


Every day we go through the motions: snooze the alarm – twice, perform all the hygienic tasks we learned as children and grab a coffee to go as we make our way to work. Once we reach the office, we grab another cup of coffee and begin answering emails. The day goes on and you successfully complete your assignments, so you begin your commute back home to spend time with family or to go to happy hour with a few friends.

Whatever your day looks like, there is a system you follow, and if your system is faulty – say the office coffee pot is broken – then your day doesn’t run as smoothly.

Much like conveyor systems, you need proper functionality to accomplish daily tasks. This is why it’s so important to install the proper equipment. When it comes to conveyor systems and trailing cables for crane installations, you need oil resistant cables with small bending radii and high flexibility.

Expert and proper installation is important to ensure accurate operation, so please contact us to request the corresponding instructions.

Hi-Tech offers the following four Neoprene and PVC flat cables:

NEO-Flat-C
NEO-Flat
PVC-Flat-CY
PVC-Flat

Find technical data, cable structure and more about these cables  on our website!

Intrinsically Safe Cable

Intrinsic CableWhen you hear hazardous what do you picture? Perhaps a fire or an explosion of some sort, but what about the sign that told you to stay out? You know, the bright yellow one that warns you of the toxic atmosphere you’re about to enter?

The bright blue jackets on our electrical cables for intrinsically safe circuits act in a similar way. They indicate a separate power circuit for hazardous type -i- that does not allow applications of green-yellow protective conductors. The intrinsically safe design is a technique that limits the energy below what is required to ignite a hazardous atmospheric mixture. This special jacket is oil, petrol and flame resistant and can be installed in damp or dry environments. That being said, installation is not permitted in open air or underground.

We offer three intrinsically safe cables at Hi-Tech Controls with a Flexible Blue (RAL 5015) PVC Outer Jacket for Hazardous Areas.

OZ-BL: Bare copper fine wire conductors, Black cores with white continuous figure imprint to DIN VDE 0293 without earth core, No wire screening

OZ-BL-CY: Bare copper fine wire conductors, Black cores with white continuous figure imprint to DIN VDE 0293 without earth core; Braided tinned copper wire screening with 85% coverage

OB-BL-PAAR-CY: Bare copper fine wire conductors, Color cores according to DIN 47100, Braided tinned copper wire screening with 80% coverage

Contact our sales team, info@hitechcontrols.com, for more information!

High Flex Cable for Drag Chains

Drag chains, or cable carriers, are designed to protect cables on automated machinery, but what good does it do if the cables they’re protecting can’t handle the stress required for permanent operations in machinery? That’s like repairing the roof of your house while termites picnic on the bearing walls. What good is the roof going to be when the damaged infrastructure causes the house to collapse?

The same logic can be applied for applications that require extremely high processing speeds that need flexible cables with high mechanical stress resistance including export-oriented mechanical engineering, machine tools, production lines, robotic systems and systems engineering. Our SUPER-PAAR-TRONIC-C-PUR and SUPER-PAAR-TRONIC 340-C-PUR cables are developed with TPE and polyolefin core insulation, respectfully, and an adhesion-low & cut-resistant PUR-outer jacket. These cables guarantee reliable function and are ideal for multi-shift operations.

For more information on cables for drag chains, please visit our website and contact info@hitechcontrols.com for a quote!

Silicone Cables

We’ve all been subject to Mother Nature’s mood swings when it comes to weather.  One day it’s 76° and sunny, then, not even twenty-four hours later, it’s hailing. It’s a good thing we live in a time where technology can protect us from such extremes. Take our Silicone Cables, for example. They have great environmental resistance properties and are heat resistant for permanent temperatures +356°F and short term temperatures +428°F. They can also be used at temperatures as low as -76°F.

All silicone cables are halogen-free, but their structures vary to offer extra protection where you need it:
FZ-LSi / FZ-LS / Neon Light: ignition cable
SiHF: multi conductor, flexible
SiHF/GL-P: multi conductor, steel braiding
SiHF-C-Si: multi conductor, copper shielded, EMC preferred
SiHF UL/CSA: multi conductor, 302°F, 600 V
Si HF-C-Si UL/CSA: multi conductor, copper shielded, EMC preferred, 302°F, 600 V
SiF / SiFF: single conductor, hook-up wire
SiF /GL, SiD, SiD/GL: single conductor, hook-up wire
THERMFLEX 180 EWKF: multi conductor, H05SS-F
THERMFLEX 180 EWKF-C: multi conductor, copper shielded, EMC preferred, 356°F
UL-Style 3135: single conductor, 392°F, 600 V

Visit our website to learn more and call us for a quote! 303-680-5159

PVC Data Cables

TRONIC (LiYY) / TRONIC-CY (LiY-CY)


  • Flexible, extremely oil resistant, PVC self-extinguishing and flame retardant.
  • Applications: tool making and machine industries, electronic, computer, measurement and control sectors.
  • The extremely small outer diameter makes these cables suitable for miniature plugs etc.
  • TRONIC-CY features EMI protection.

 

Tray Rated Cables

NFPA 79 Tray Rated CablesHi-Tech Controls introduces our new catalog for NFPA 79 Compliant Tray Rated Cables for Factory Automation. We have also improved our website to include all of the NFPA 79 Compliant Tray Rated Cables  in one location.

Heat-Resistant Cable: UL-Style 3135

UL-Style_3135

AWG 24 – 12   RoHS, Deca BDE
http://www.hitechcontrols.com/cables/heat_resistant_cables/silicone/ul_style_3135.html
Silicone Single Conductor Cable, 600 V, +200°C/+392°F, Halogen-Free

Cable Construction:

  • Tinned copper conductors, Stranded, Silicon conductor insulation, Colors: Black, Blue Brown, Red, White, Grey, Violet, Green
  • Properties: Halogen-free according to DIN VDE 0482 part 267/ DIN EN 50267-2-1/ IEC 60754-1 (equivalent DIN VDE 0472 part 815)
  • Resistant to high molecular oils, fats from vegetables and animals, alcohols, plasticizers and clophenes, diluted acids, lye and salt dissolution, oxidation substances, tropical influences and weather, lake water, oxygen

 

Heat-Resistant Cable: SiHF-C-Si UL/CSA

SiHF-C-Si_UL_CSA

RoHS/Deca BDE
http://www.hitechcontrols.com/cables/heat_resistant_cables/silicone/sihf_csi_ul_csa.html
Halogen-Free, +150°C/+302°F, 600 V, Two Approvals Silicone Multi Conductor Cable, Copper Shielded, EMI Preferred Type

Cable Construction

  • Tinned copper conductors
  • Silicone conductor insulation
  • Conductor identification to DIN VDE 0293-308 color coded or black conductors with continuous white numbers
  • 2-conductors brown, blue
  • Conductors stranded in layers with optimal lay-length
  • Green-yellow earth-conductor (3 conductors and above)
  • Foil separator, Tinned copper braided shielding, approx. 85% coverage Outer jacket of silicone
  • Jacket color: Preferably black
  • Halogen-free, Behavior in fire, no flame propagation

Properties

  • Advantages: Minimal changes of dielectric strength and the insulation resistance also at high temperatures, high ignition or flash point, in case of fire, forms an insulating layer of SiO2
  • Resistant: to high molecular oils, fats from vegetables and animals, alcohols, plasticizers and clophenes, diluted acids, lye and salt dissolution, oxidation substances, tropical influences and weather, lake water, oxygen and UV
  • For laying as a fixed installation only in open or ventilated pipe systems as well as in ducts. Otherwise the mechanical properties of the silicon are reduced by the enclosed air at temperatures exceeding +90°C/+194°F.

Heat-Resistant Cable: SiHF UL/CSA

SiHF_UL_CSA

Halogen-Free, +150°C/+302°F, 600 V, Two Approvals Silicone Multi Conductor Cable

Application:

UL-CSA approved Silicone cables were designed for use wherever insulation is subjected to extreme temperature changes. They are heat resistant for permanent temperatures up to +180°C/+356°F, and short time for operation to +220°C/+428°F. These cables have great environmental resistance properties and can be used at temperatures as low as -60°C/-76°F. Silicone cables are halogen-free and are especially suitable for installation in power stations. They have also found their uses in steel producing industries, aviation industry, ship building as well as in ceramic, glass and cement factories.
Due to the elastic characteristics of the conductor insulation, they are used as flexible connection cables.
CE= The product is conformed with the EC Low-Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and 93/68/EEC.

Cable Construction:

  • Tinned copper conductors to DIN VDE 0295 cl. 5, BS 6360 cl. 5 and IEC 60228 cl. 5
  • Silicone conductor insulation
  • Conductor identification to DIN VDE 0293-308 color coded or black conductors with continuous white numbers
  • For 2-conductors brown, blue
  • Conductors stranded in layers with optimal lay-length
  • Green-yellow earth-conductor (3 conductors and above)
  • Outer jacket of silicone
  • Jacket color: Preferably black

Properties:

  • Advantages: Minimal changes of dielectric strength and the insulation resistance also at high temperatures, high ignition or flash point, in case of fire, forms an insulating layer of SiO2
  • Resistant to high molecular oils, fats from vegetables and animals, alcohols, plasticizers and clophenes, diluted acids, lye and salt dissolution, oxidation substances, tropical influences and weather, lake water, oxygen and UV
  • Halogen-free according to DIN VDE 0482 part 267/ EN 50267-2-1/ IEC 60754-1 (equivalent DIN VDE 0472 part 815)
  • Behavior in fire no flame propagation test according to DIN VDE 0482 part 265-2-1 / EN 50265-2-1 / IEC 60332-1 (equivalent DIN VDE 0472 part 804 test method B)
  • For laying as a fixed installation only in open or ventilated pipe systems as well as in ducts. Otherwise the mechanical properties of the silicon are reduced by the enclosed air at temperatures exceeding +90°C/+194° F.

Technical Data:

  • Special silicone multi conductor cable with higher heat-resistance range to UL Style 4476 and CSA AWM II A/B
  • Temperature Range VDE -60°C to +180°C (-76°F to +356°F) (up to +220°C/+428°F for short time), UL/CSA, -50°C to +150°C (-58°F to +302°F)
  • Nominal Voltage
    VDE U0/U 300/500 V, UL/CSA U 600 V
  • Test Voltage 2000 V
  • Breakdown Voltage min. 5000 V
  • Insulation Resistance Min. 200 MOhm x km
  • Minimum Bending Radius Flexing 7.5x cable Ø Fixed Installation 4x cable Ø
  • Radiation Resistance Up to 20×106 cJ/kg (up to 20 Mrad)

Compensating Cables

heat_compensatinghttp://www.hitechcontrols.com/cables/heat_resistant_cables/selection_pages/compensating_selection.html

The numbers of electrical heating systems continue to increase compared to the long-standing steam and hot water heating systems. Modern connecting systems simplify the use of electrical heating systems for pipes and vessels. Electrical heating systems provide the best assurance for reliable service everywhere where liquid and other media have to be protected against frost, the temperature shall be maintained at a constant level, or where the temperature of the medium shall be increased. Besides this, there is also the possibility of choosing the most suitable cable from a variety of insulating and jacket materials for specific application needs. The high grade materials in particular, like fluoridated polymeric PTFE, DYNEON-TF FEP and PFA (extremely corrosion and temperature resistant), permit installation and operation of electrical heating systems under extreme conditions. The applications for heating cables and electric tracing systems have evolved from developments for protection against heat, cold and frost, and electrical heating systems are used today to maintain products at temperatures well above their freezing point and at temperatures of 600°C/1112°F and even higher. A wide selection of heating cables, wires and tapes is now available.