igusÂ® now offers a bus cable for the industrial serial field
bus CC-Link system. The data transmission properties of Chainflex CFBUS.035 conform to CC-Link
specifications and have been tested by the global coordinating office, CC-Links
Partners Association (CLPA), in Japan.
shielded bus cable's structure and materials have both been optimized to meet
the highly dynamic conditions found in cable-carrier applications. With an
abrasion-proof, TPE outer jacket, a gusset-filling extruded inner jacket and an
optimized short pitch length, millions of bending cycles are possible in
cable-carrier systems. CFBUS.035 has an outer diameter of 0.33 inches (8.5mm),
a DESINA-conforming sheath color, and is available pre-assembled with any
standard industrial connector.
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For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.