New XLPE Control Cable Joins HELUKABEL Product Portfolio

TRAYCONTROL X to be officially launched at International Manufacturing Technology

ELGIN, Illinois - HELUKABEL, one of the world's leading cable manufacturers, will formally launch its latest cable product offering at the bi-annual International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, being held in Chicago, IL from September 12-17.

The new TRAYCONTROL X is a NFPA 79-2012 conformant flexible control power cable with cross-linked (thermoset) polyethylene (XLPE) insulation. These tray cables are suitable for all machinery in tool and plant construction, and can be installed in dry, humid and damp environments, in pipes, underground, and for open, unprotected installation from the cable rack to industrial plant machinery. They are 600 V and WTTC 1000 V rated allowing them to be used in 1 kV wind turbine cable tray applications. Additionally, it is CE approved for machine builders exporting to Europe.

The XLPE insulation is ideal for applications that require long cable runs due to its low capacitance. A higher current load rating is possible due to the conductor temperature resistance of 105°C. This enables a smaller cross section to be used when designing electrical networks in machines or systems. In addition to the resulting lower costs and use of copper, the much smaller outer diameter offers advantages for installation in tight spaces due to an increase in the cable‘s maximum bending radius.

Additional TRAYCONTROL X specifications:
• Temperature Range: -40°C to +105°C
• Nominal Voltage: TC - 600V / WTTC - 1000V
• Min. Bending Radius: 10x the cable O.D.
• Approvals: UL - TC-ER (AWG 18 & larger), ITC-ER, PLTC-ER (AWG 12 and smaller), Type WTTC (AWG 18 & larger), Type XHHW-2 (AWG 14 & larger) 13, 44, 1202, 1277, 1581, 2277, 2250, AWM 2586 - 105C 600V, NFPA 79 2012, Oil Res I/II, 90°C dry / wet, Class 1 Div. 2 per NEC Art. 336, 392, 501 / CSA - c(UL) CIC-TC FT4 (AWG 18 & larger) CSA AWM I/II A/B FT4

It is currently available in sizes 20 AWG - 500 kcmil with various conductor configurations. For customers working in facilities where high levels of electromagnetic interference are prevalent, a shielded variant is available upon request.

Staff from HELUKABEL USA will be one of 2,000 exhibitors showcasing their latest technologies to help solve the manufacturing problems of over 114,000 industrial decision makers. HELUAKBEL's portfolio of cabling solutions for the manufacturing industry will be on display at booth E-4425 in the Industrial Automation North America section of McCormick Place's East Building.

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HELUKABEL USA, Inc. is the wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of HELUKABEL GmbH, a leading international manufacturer of cables and wires with 26 locations throughout the world. In its 45,000-square-foot, suburban-Chicago facility HELUKABEL USA stocks over 4,000 cables, wires and accessory line items for a multitude of industrial and commercial applications across a wide range of vertical market segments. Direct access to a 1.72 million-square-foot, fully automated warehouse with 33,000 line items, enables HELUKABEL USA to provide extremely short delivery times.

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