“Not Your Father’s Flat Cable”
The 5 page Report discusses Flat Cable History; The Top 10 Reasons to use Flat Cable; Flat Cable for a Round World: EZ--Flexx™; Flat versus Contoured Cables; What is Flexx-Sil™?; and lastly analyzes the design differences between Flat and round cables.
For years, the conception was that round cable was the natural choice for continuous flex, confined area and mission critical applications. However, the Paper substantiates that Flat cables have the ability to perform in just about any application and are an excellent alternative to cumbersome round cables. This proves that the cable world is not just a round one anymore, but is a flat world too.
Unlike round cables, Cicoil's patented computer-controlled extrusion process allows individual power conductors, twisted shielded pairs, and even tubing, to be placed in a flat parallel profile, precisely controlling the spacing of each component, insulation thickness and the overall cable shape. This ensures that each of the internal contents do not rub against each other and wear during operation. The Flat cables also have greater surface-to-volume ratio than round cables, consequently having higher efficiency in dissipating heat. This allows a higher current level for a given temperature rise and conductor cross-section
If you would like to learn more about our Innovative Flat Cable Technology and how Cicoil developed the First IDC Ribbon Cable, helped put a Man on the Moon, and designed the first Class 1 Clean Room Cable, please contact our office at 661-295-1295 to get your free White Paper, discuss your application or to set up an on-site visit to your location.
Cicoil has been a leader in designing and manufacturing high performance Flat Cable assemblies for more than sixty years. The company's Patented Flexx-Sil™ Flat Cable Technology provides high flexibility, extremely long life, and they can withstand temperature extremes from -65 degrees to +260 degrees Celsius. Cicoil's flat cables are used in thousands of demanding applications; including aircraft fuel control cells, semiconductor automation, and the Space Shuttle. Cicoil designs and manufactures its Flexx-Sil™ jacketed cables and cable assemblies in an automated facility in Valencia, California. Cicoil's quality assurance system is certified to the ISO 9001 (AS9100) standard. Visit www.cicoil.com for more information, or call 661-295-1295 to speak to an application engineer.