Browse by Editorial Category
Browse by Edition Date

July 2018

Skip Navigation Links.
Expand Applying TechnologyApplying Technology
Collapse Automation Equip and SystemsAutomation Equip and Systems
All-Compatible General Purpose Low-Voltage Drive
Integrated Automated Bending Solution
Interconnect Solutions for the Most Demanding Environments
Unmanned Turbine Blade Grinding Cell
Closed Loop Linear Actuator Operates at High Torque
Universal Compliance Compensator
Design and Performance Upgrades for Pick andamp; Place Universal Joints
Fully Automated 3-D Laser Tube Cutting System
Mobile Bending Cell Automation for Press Brake
Material Handling Automation Package for Metal Fabrication Operations
Partnership Agreement for Automated Quality Control Solutions
Multitasking Turning Center Adds Lower Turret for Increased Versatility
Gear Manufacturing with Standardized Components from the Modular Solutions Line
ZDT Service Now Available for All FANUC Robotics Customers
Flexible Goes Adaptive in New FMS Systems
3rd Generation Image Sensors for High-Speed Automation
TrackMotion Floor for FANUC M2000iA Robot Family
Self-Lubricating and Maintenance-Free Linear Robot
Air Powered Motor Vises for Automated High Precision Clamping
Automated Custom Heavy-Duty Multi-Axis Positioning Systems
Bar Feeder for Small Diameter Bar Stock
Mazaks MPP System Adds Compact Automation to the HCN-5000
Industrial Version of 3-D Measurement Solution Launched
CC-Link IE Field Safety Features Integrated into Servo Amplifiers
Coolant Chillers An Often Overlooked Way to Improve Productivity
New Compact Robotic Dress Pack System
Tray Cable Range for Dynamic Applications
Partnership Brings New Openness with EtherCAT Interface
Cobot Increases Throughput Efficiency and Job Quality
CNC Turning Automation Improves Productivity
Cleanroom Gripper for Small to Medium Part Handling
Machine Monitoring System Online Courses Now Available
Servo Drive System Simplifies Motion Control for Machine Builders
New Micro Gripper Allows Fragile Part Handling
Expansion of Mini Ring Light Product Family
Lever-Actuated Shaft Collars
Independent Manufacturing Cell with Short Commissioning Time
Smart Actuator Line Capacity Extended to 16 kN Loads
Capacity Added to High-Force Electric Actuator Family
Precise Engine Manifold with Two-Blade Cutting
Automated Bending Cell for Small Parts
Advanced Grinders Team Up with Innovative Automation Solutions
Laser-Based Seam Finder Improves Weld Quality Reduces Cycle Times
5-Spindle Lathe with a Single Source Concept
Expand Current NewsCurrent News
Expand EDM Machinery-ConsumablesEDM Machinery-Consumables
Expand Micro MfgMicro Mfg
Expand People In The NewsPeople In The News
Expand Plant Safety-Worker Protection-ErgonomicsPlant Safety-Worker Protection-Ergonomics

show all editions →

Click here to watch Tutorial Videos >

Tray Cable Range for Dynamic Applications



"Tray cables have developed an excellent reputation for providing robust and reliable power and control connections for static automation applications on assembly lines, bottle filling, packaging machines or machine tools. However, the fast-moving automation sector now often calls for cables that can handle motion in several axes, severe acceleration and braking and a vast number of bending cycles. In most cases a standard tray cable would not cope. Nexans has responded by carrying out a R&D program to create the new INTERCOND tray cable range that combines the virtues of a tray cable with the dynamic capabilities of an advanced automation cable suitable for servo motor installations," said a company spokesperson.

Tray Cables from the INTERCOND range are available in servo motor and multicore versions. They are suitable for dynamic applications, for example in drag chain or moving machine parts as well as in wind turbines. "They offer a faster homologation process for machine tools in particular with reduced installation cost and effort since the cables can be installed without the need for metal conduits," said the spokesperson. "Comprehensive testing by Nexans' dedicated automation facility has shown that the cables provide enhanced dynamic performance, with up to 3 million cycles when bending at 7.5 times the cable diameter in drag chain applications as well as supporting speeds up to 240 m/min with an acceleration up to 10 m/s2."

The new tray cables are UL and CSA listed - a key requirement for machine tool makers that operate in the U.S. market. They are also machine tool wires (MTW) and wind turbine tray cable (WTTC) approved. Due to Control and Instrumentation cable (CIC) and Tray Cable - Exposed Run (TC-ER) approvals, they can be installed without the use of metal conduits. Resistant to abrasion, as well as oils, coolants and chemicals, they are also suitable for direct burial underground without the need for any extra protection in the form of sheathing or piping. The cables can operate in temperatures varying between -5°C up to +80°C with a nominal voltage up to 1000 V.

The INTERCOND tray cables are manufactured in Nexans' Pioltello plant in Italy.

"As the automation technology evolves, Nexans looks to support the rapid change with this new range of ever-more performant tray cables for fast-moving applications," said Bob de Kruijf, General Manager for Industry Solutions and Projects Europe. "These new dynamic tray cables will also help Nexans' customers to be more competitive in the U.S. where the automation market is growing fast and is becoming increasingly attractive to machine tool manufacturers, both in Europe and worldwide."

For more information contact:

Nexans

marketing.contact@nexans.com 

www.nexans.us

< back

Email   email