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.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.