When operating robotic or automated equipment that is in constant motion, using the correct cable is critical in keeping things running efficiently. The repetitive motion of machinery will destroy a conventional flexible cable in a matter of minutes leading to recurring failures and costly downtime. A cable that is simply flexible, does not mean it will perform through the constant and repetitive abuse of variable, torsional, and rolling applications. A flexing cable must be engineered and tested to handle millions of cycles of repetitive bending, mechanical stress and damaging environmental elements such as heat, oil, ozone, chemicals and UV exposure. TPC understands that having a cable that can keep up with your operations in the most extreme flexing applications can be a competitive advantage.
Choosing the right flexible cable for your working environment is key to a longer-lasting cable life. If you're looking for flexible cables with additional environmentally resistant properties, we have a variety of viable solutions in a wide variety of materials and configurations to suit every application.
The Trex-Onics® product line is designed for continuous flexing applications in harsh environments. Fine copper stranding lengthens flex life while thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) insulation is incorporated, allowing allows the conductors to glide independently and thus preventing binding and corkscrewing. In addition, a polyurethane jacket serves as a superior first line of defense by providing heavy-duty abrasion and cut resistance.
Super-Trex® Triple-Gard Portable Cord is designed for extending cable life in tension and flexing applications. Containing 2 1/2 times more conductor stranding, TPC’s cable reduces conductor fatigue and breakage. Its ribbed, oil-resistant insulation resists the negative effects of lubricating oils and most chemicals while a rayon-reinforced braid also adds tensile strength. The jacket, itself, is a specially compounded TSE material that serves as a superior first line of defense against tearing, abrasion, impact, oil, ozone, heat, weather, and most chemicals.
Super-Trex® 16 AWG Reduced Diameter Control Cable is a multi-conductor unshielded control cable designed for industrial applications that require continuous flexing.
Trex-Onics® Individually Shielded Multi-Pair Control Cable is designed for industrial cat tracks, reeling, drop pendants, and robotics and shows superior resistance against abrasion, tearing, oil, UV, and most chemicals.
Trex-Onics® Overall Shielded Continuous Flex Multi-Conductor Cable is designed for industrial applications that require continuous flexing. This flexible cable shows superior resistance against abrasion, tearing, oil, UV, and most chemicals.
Super-Trex® VFD Shielded Cable is ideal for harsh environment VFD applications where a longer lasting cable is desired or where cable flexibility during use or installation is critical. Designed specifically for variable frequency drives and to withstand the harsh electrical environment of typical VFD systems
Trex-Onics® Low Capacitance VFD Shielded Power Cable is designed for superior performance. A heavy-duty tinned copper braid protects equipment and motors from damage caused by electrical noise and ‘stray voltage’. It also provides a shield against electromagnetic and radio frequency interference and a low impedance path to ground.
Trex-Onics® High-Flex Ultra Coil Retractile Cord exhibits a unique design that provides a very durable yet lightweight retractile cord while preserving superior coil retention and snappiness.
Trex-Onics® Low Capacitance Shielded Power Cable with Brake and Signal Pairs is designed for superior performance. A heavy-duty tinned copper braid protects equipment and motors from damage caused by electrical noise and ‘stray voltage’.