OSCEOLA, WIS.–Northwire’s high-flex-life MVC-800 FireWire Cable for industrial environments surpassed 11 million flex cycles in rigorous bending, rolling and torsional tests. MVC-800 FireWire Cable is IEEE 1394b-rated.
MVC-800 FireWire is offered in two versions: standard length, 4.5 meters (14.8 feet) or extended distance, up to 7 meters (23 feet). These rough service industrial-strength AWM-style cables are UL-recognized, CSA-approved and RoHS compliant. For optimal shielding, there is a 100-percent coverage foil/polyester tape shield with two drain wires and an overall tinned copper braid. The outer jacket is flexible oil-resistant TPE and the cable is flame rated to FT-1. Standard color is Northwire’s trademark matte dark green.
Northwire’s standardized flex-life tests include rolling and torsional flex as well as bending flex. The rolling and torsional flex testing method involves twisting cable–attached to a weight–360 degrees at approximately 30 cycles per minute. The bending flex (or tick-tock) test involves cable–with weight hanging on it–being flexed 90 degrees over a fixed nylon block. Each bending cycle is completed every two seconds.
Northwire is a member of the Automated Imaging Association (AIA), Robotic Industries Association (RIA) and the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA).
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