Cicoil's light-weight cables can incorporate any variety of
power, data and video conductors in a single compact cable design. In addition
to electrical conductors, the cables can also include single and multi-lumen
tubing for air or liquid transfer, and fiber optics, all in the same cable. The cables are 100 percent contaminant-free
and rated for Class 1 clean room use.
Incorporating multiple elements into a single flat cable makes medical
equipment smaller, quieter and more energy efficient.
The silicone encapsulation
provides a one-piece construction that creates a durable cable package that
will not break, deform or wear during a lifetime of more than 10 million
cycles, even under high speed flexing or tight bending radius conditions. Cicoil's silicone extrusion process also
delivers advantages in extreme environments, including temperatures ranging
from -65 to +260C, and the cables are impervious to water, steam, UV light and
Cicoil's UL Recognized, RoHS
Compliant & CE Conforming cables exceed the outgassing requirements of ASTM
E-585 and NASA 1124. For additional
abrasion resistance, Cicoil offers anti-friction coating options.
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