ELECTRONICS: Northwire Inc. has added the Endurance line of cable assemblies for vision system applications to NorthwireDirect®, its e-commerce website for ordering off-the-shelf, factory-direct cable, cable assemblies and connectors.
The new Endurance products available at NorthwireDirect are extended length/extended life MVC-800 FireWire IEEE 1394, suitable for up to 7 meters (23 feet), GEV-1000 GigE, CCXC Analog Camera, Camera Link® and Camera Link PoCL Cable Assemblies.
Endurance Vision Cable Assemblies are engineered with the industry’s first industrial-grade, dual over-mold connectors for enhanced strength and performance. All Endurance cables are tested for high-flex life and have exceeded 10 million cycles on Northwire’s standardized flex test protocol for tick-tock bending and rolling/torsion flex. Many have exceeded 20 million test cycles. Endurance Vision Cable Assemblies provide ultrareliable interconnectivity in motion and vision system applications.
Northwire introduced NorthwireDirect in spring 2008 as a convenience for end users, contractors and distributors who want high-grade electrical cable quickly from the secure website of a reputable company.
Northwire cables use the company’s exclusive elastomer jacketing material, making them ideal for rugged industrial and outdoor applications that require abrasion resistance, flame retardance, high- and low-temperature stability, sunlight/UV resistance, water resistance and weld-flash resistance. All Northwire cable is certified as RoHS compliant.
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