Several processes in semiconductor Wafer Fab Class 1 Clean Rooms are operationally critical and need equipment that is absolutely reliable. When it comes to cabling, one option is flexible flat cables. The crystal-clear designs are free of halogens and contaminants, and are an alternative to PVC, Polyurethane and Teflon cables, especially in continuous motion and long-term flexing operations.
The flat cables from Cicoil are made from a unique extrusion process that combines multiple power conductors; shielded signal pairs; fiber optics; Ethernet; coax; thermocouple wires and flexible tubing for air, wire placement or fluid transfer; and StripMount fastening strips to be placed in a single flat cable, precisely controlling the inner component spacing, jacket thickness and the overall cable shape.
The durable outer Flexx-Sil rubber jacket is self-healing from small punctures and will not wear, crack or deform during a lifetime of more than 10 mil flexing cycles or long term exposure to vibration, de-ionized water, cold temperatures (-65° C), alcohol, extreme heat (165° C), stress, UV light and many chemicals.
Standard “off-the-shelf” cables are available, complete with connectors offered in 3, 6 and 12 ft lengths.
These cables for semiconductor applications are UL Recognized, CE Conforming, RoHS & REACH Compliant, Class 1 Clean Room Rated and exceed the outgassing requirements of ASTM E-595.
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