LAPP’s latest control cable range handles small bends and high temperatures

Lapp Group’s latest addition to its industry leading Olflex® cable range is a rugged powerchain cable for higher operating temperatures and will ideally suit applications where flexibility and durability are key requirements.


The new Olflex FD Robust control and connection cables are specifically designed for cable chain applications with small bending radii and at temperatures up to +105°C. PVC and PUR sheathed cables can become brittle and loose their flexibility at temperatures over 80°C. The Olflex FD Robust range maintains its flexibility even at temperatures over 100°C and at high humidity. As a result, the cable is therefore suitable for use in machine and plant construction and guarantees the operation of essential industrial processes at high temperatures. In addition, the increased chemical resistance permits use in the food-processing industry, medical equipment, car wash systems and milling machines operating with natural oils.


The specially developed insulation and sheath combination of TPE P 4/11 makes Olflex FD Robust cables highly resistant against natural oil, softeners, cooling and liquid agents as well as acid, caustic soda and solvents (for example alcohol and glycol) at room temperatures, and has a considerably longer service life than PVC or PUR sheathed cables. . In addition, the increased chemical resistance permits use in the food-processing industry, medical equipment, car wash systems and milling machines operating with natural oils.


This prevents expensive downtime and assures reliable operation of machinery and equipment where the cable is installed. P 4/11 is weatherproof and UV resistant making it suitable for outdoor use in temperatures down to -40°C.


A copper braided screened version is also available for applications requiring protection against electrical interference.



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