Hygienic control power & data cables receive UL and CSA approvals
HELUKABEL recently announced that its NANOFLEX line of hygienic control power and data cables have been approved by UL and CSA. With these latest approvals, the NANOFLEX series can be used in U.S. and Canadian industries that require machinery and their component parts to resist the growth of micro-organisms.
For these industry applications, which include food, beverage and medical manufacturing/packaging, the cable’s conductors are enclosed in a specially-formulated PUR outer jacket that prohibits bacterial growth, thereby preventing products from being contaminated due to exposure to harmful micro-organisms. Furthermore, the NANOFLEX’s outer jacket is hydrolysis and detergent resistant allowing it to withstand the harsh cleaning processes used to sterilize equipment, which can degrade cable performance over time.
The NANOFLEXHC 500 is an unshielded, flexible control power cable that can supply machinery with up to 600 V. The shielded variant, the HC 500-C, is wrapped in a tinned-copper wire braid (85 percent coverage) that prevents signal interference or “cross talk,” and can be used to ground the cable when connected to a metallic cord grip. Both power cables can safely operate in temperatures ranging from -40°C to +80°C (application specific). The HC 500 and HC 500-C are available in sizes ranging from 20 – 12 AWG with various conductor configurations.
The unshielded, flexible NANOFLEX HC TRONIC data cable provides uniform signal transmission from the control panel to the machine in sterile environments. To prevent signal interruption during applications that produce large amounts of electromagnetic interference (EMI), the HC TRONIC-C has been shielded using a tinned-copper wire braid providing 85 percent coverage. Both data cables are rated to perform in temperatures ranging from -40°C to +80°C (application specific). The HC TRONIC and HC TRONIC-C come in sizes ranging from 26 – 18 AWG with various conductor configurations.
The entire NANOFLEX line is UV, oxygen, ozone and radiation resistant up to 110 Mrad. In addition to the recently received UL and CSA approvals, NANOFLEXpower and data cables also have CE approval, for companies manufacturing equipment for export to Europe.