Cicoil, a global manufacturer in high performance flat cable technology, is pleased to announce the introduction of its new Lightweight & Ultra Flexible Cat 6A cable. Unlike industry standard Ethernet cables that don’t provide consistent data transmission accuracy in continuous motion applications, Cicoil’s compact design provides exceptional reliability when flexed, twisted or routed through tight spaces.Cicoil’s patented extrusion process allows 4 individually shielded 28 AWG 100 Ohm pairs to be placed in a small, flat profile, precisely controlling the spacing of each component, insulation thickness and the overall cable shape. As compared to other Cat 6A cables, the flat design concept allows for easy stripping and a significant decrease in cable prep time. The Cicoil design is also compatible with standard hand held manual and automated stripping and crimping equipment.
While meeting or exceeding the requirements of the Cat 6A standard, Cicoil’s proprietary Flexx-Sil rubber encased cable is designed to provide high speed data transmission rates of 10 Gbit/sec, frequencies of 500 MHz and above average suppression of Electromagnetic Interference, especially in continuous flexing applications. In addition, the unique outer jacket is also self-healing from small punctures and will not wear, crack or deform due to long term exposure to vibration, sunlight, temperature extremes (-65°C to +165°C), acid, submersion in water, sea ice, steam, coarse sand, flames, radiation, alcohol, mechanical stress, humidity, ozone, UV light, autoclave and many chemicals.
In repeated flexing applications, the space saving Cat 6A cable features a repeated bend radius of just 0.9 inch, and a cycle life exceeding 10,000,000 repetitive flexing cycles. Individual Cat 6 cables can be stacked in a cable track and through the use of Cicoil’s On-line Cable Configurator (www.cicoil.com/flex_cables/configurator.asp), multiple Cat 6 cables, as well as other components, can be incorporated into a custom made single flat cable design.
Standard “off the shelf” Cat 6A Cables are available for immediate delivery and cable assemblies, complete with connectors are offered in 3 foot, 6 foot and 12 foot lengths. In addition, Cicoil offers low-friction coatings, custom shape and torsion designs by request.
Cicoil’s Cat 6A Cables are UL Recognized, CE Conforming, RoHS & REACH Compliant, Class 1 Clean Room Rated and are manufactured in an automated, climate controlled environment.