Braided Cable High Flex Braiding
At Heatsense we specialize in the manufacture of Braided Cable that can accommodate the most exacting requirements. This capability is demonstrated in the highly flexible braided cable project highlighted below. This cable was used in a sensor application where it was exposed to low pressure and low temperature.
The cable braiding in this example was manufactured with highly flexible bunch stranding of 51 strands of 0.040mm (46 AWG) OFHC Bare Copper. This allowed for superior flex-life while maintaining the favourable electrical properties of larger strandings. Each member was then insulated with FEP to a diameter of 0.508mm ± 0.0254mm. Use of FEP allows for long lengths and a variety of colours. FEP has no lower service temperature rating and has Low Outgassing characteristics which allowed for its use in low temperature and vacuum environment. The strands were then layed-up with a long lay to an OD of 2.082mm. A Silver Plated Copper shield was then applied to reduce external electrical interference resulting in the final cable with a nominal OD of 2.54mm for the entire construction.
Take a look at our New Hyde Yarn Braiders which we have slowed down by 100x to let you see the mesmerising process of our cable braiding process:
As a comparison, here is one of our 60+ year old Carter Yarn Braiders in action (which are soon to be retired):
- Braided Cable: Sensor Cable
- Material Used: 0.287mm (29AWG) – (51x46AWG) Oxygen Free Copper, FEP (fluorinated ethylene propylene)
- Material Finish: OFHC Silver Plated Copper Shield
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