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Alpha Wire Series XM flexible control cable
By Anthony Capkun
Alpha Wire’s XM series control cable provides continuous-duty flexing in a PVC-jacketed cable. A new PVC formulation enables continuous flexing in strenuous applications, such as high-speed pick-and-place robotic systems, automated material handling equipment, conveyors and transfer shuttles. XM cables are available in conductor sizes from 18 AWG to 8 AWG; up to 65 conductors, oil- and sunlight-resistant XM cables have a temperature range from -5°C to 90°C. They are approved by a range of standards, including NFPA 79 for industrial machinery applications. The cables are available unshielded or with a braided shield for environments with potential EMI/RFI interference. Conductors are available in red, blue or black to accommodate various colour-coding schemes.